Winning the hearts and dented cranums of metal fans everywhere...
South Jersey based Ivory Tower were formed as a power rock trio in 1983 as 'Buff The Musket'. Mike Wilson, Joe Lam and Duke Franc played countless clubs as well as working as studio musicians, producers and songwriters. IN the studio they covered every aspect of the recording process and covered just about every musical genre from hard rock to new wave, pop/dance, top 40 and even country!
In 1985 the band changed their name to Ivory Tower, added lead guitarist Billy Martin and headed in the direction of heavy metal. Ivory Tower soon hooked up with The Galaxy nite club. The Galaxy had been the training ground for Cinderella, Britny Fox and Bon Jovi. While headlining The Galaxy, the band released 'Heart Of The City' in 1988 on Wolfe Records. Heart Of The City sold over 10,000 copies all over the east coast with the direct help of radio and their live performances. Ivory Tower built the fan base through radio, interviews and in-store promotions. The fan base was east coast driven but also as far away as Japan and Denmar. Ivory Tower were on their way to the big time and huge success but trouble reared its ugly head during the recording sessions of the follow up to 'Heart Of The City'. Subsequently the aptly titled 'Sessions II' were never completed or released. The band broke up in 1991.
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