Rock singer and peace activist, SIR IVAN, is breathing new life into the musical and social legacy of the 1960s with his new album, I AM PEACEMAN, a collection of classic 60s folk/rock hits rejuvenated and reinvented with 21st century cutting-edge style. “A lot of kids today don’t know about 60s music,” says Sir Ivan about the transformational era that shaped the Baby Boomer generation. “But now, with increased violence and war all over the world, global problems have inspired a new generation to make a difference. I think this is a good time for everyone to re-explore the music that forged a revolution.”The album’s concept actually began eight years ago with Sir Ivan’s dream to record a 60s album that would generate royalties for world peace. After building his reputation in the dance music community with a string of Billboard hits starting with his remake of “Imagine” in 2001, Sir Ivan is now ready to enter the mainstream pop/rock music arena. What sets I AM PEACEMAN apart from other modern interpretations of 60s music is its fresh, exciting blend of rich melodies and harmonies with live guitar riffs and an undercurrent of electronic beats – a sound known as “rocktronica.” On the new 15 song album, Sir Ivan once again re-interprets Imagine, along with 14 other 60s classics, including For What It’s Worth, Blowin’ in the Wind, Eve of Destruction, Turn Turn Turn and Get Together. The album is produced by FORD, who has 18 gold and platinum singles to his credit for his work with Michael Jackson, Ludacris, Britney Spears, Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mick Jagger, and many others. It was mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller who has perfected albums for numerous artists including Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Josh Groban, Leona Lewis, The White Stripes, Neil Diamond, and Barbara Streisand. The album’s completion is timed for release early next year to celebrate and commemorate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. “Woodstock was much more than a three-day concert,” says Sir Ivan, “it was a rallying point for a generation that rejected hate, violence and war and wanted to replace it with love and peace. Indeed, Sir Ivan’s goal is much the same. As passionate about helping humanity as he is about his music, Sir Ivan believes that music truly can make a difference in people’s lives and affect the way they treat each other. For that reason, he created The Peaceman Foundation, a private foundation which supports an array of charities dedicated to fighting Hate Crimes and treating the victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sir Ivan is donating 100 percent of his recording artist net profits from his album to his Peaceman Foundation. To further promote peace through his music and foundation, Sir Ivan always performs in peace capes, which has earned him the title “PEACEMAN,” the rock star superhero fighting for peace. Sir Ivan is planning a global “I AM PEACEMAN” tour with his band. The album is under consideration by major labels.
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