Ivyrise is a British rock band originating in Portsmouth, England formed by Ben Falinski in 2009.

Ivyrise (2011)
Ivyrise (2011)
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock
Years active2009 – 2019
  • Ben Falinski
  • Dan Tanner
  • Mark Nagle
  • Josh Thaxton-Key
Ivyrise lead singer Ben Falinski performing in Rennes, France in 2017


Ivyrise was formed in 2009 by singer and songwriter Ben Falinski.[1] and toured the UK as main support for Kula Shaker before working with producer Paul Simm in London. Since then, Ivyrise has worked on albums with alternative rock producer Alan Moulder, famed for his work with The Killers, Nine Inch Nails and Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins, and A lead singer Jason Perry.[2]

On 28 April 2011, Ivyrise's self released debut single entered the BBC Radio 1 Independent Chart at #5 in the UK. The single also entered both the HMV and 7 Digital Top 20 Bestsellers List during its first week of release.[3] Ivyrise won a competition run by thelondonpaper to support Bon Jovi on the Lost Highway Tour,[4] opening for Bon Jovi at Twickenham Stadium.[5] The band's second self funded independent release entered the BBC Radio 1 Independent Chart in the UK at #2. The single was remixed by Jason Nevins.[6]

After signing a record deal in France with My Major Company/Warner Music Group in 2012, Ivyrise went to Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, to work with producer Jason Perry to record the self-titled album Ivyrise. The mastering was done in Nashville, Tennessee. The album was certified gold in France, Belgium and Switzerland in 2016.

Ivyrise released their second album in 2015 and toured the UK and Europe as main support for British band McFly on their Keep Calm And Play Louder Tour.

In November 2015, a special bilingual English/French version of the single "Line Up The Stars" featuring Swiss singer Dania Giò was released in France and other francophone markets. This version peaked at #9 in the French official singles chart.


  • Ben Falinski - lead vocals, piano
  • Dan Tanner - lead guitar, vocals
  • Mark Nagle - bass guitar
  • Josh Thaxton-Key - drums

In popular cultureEdit

In October 2012, Ivyrise recorded the Jean-Jacques Goldman hit "Je te donne" with Ben Falinski appearing in duo with Leslie Bourgoin. The bilingual French/English song is featured on the album Génération Goldman, which was released in France on 19 November 2012 and went immediately to #1 in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec, being certified a diamond album with sales in excess of 500,000 within the first month of release. The album has sold over 2.4 million copies worldwide as of August 2019.

Ivyrise were the sole British act on the album with Ben Falinski interpreting the bilingual French / English song co-written by Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones. The track has charted in SNEP, the official French Singles Chart reaching #1. A music video[7] was also prepared for the single which has received in excess of 33 million views on YouTube as of February 2020.

In 2019, it was announced that the band was on hiatus and that lead singer Ben Falinski was recording solo material.



List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Notes
Ivyrise  –
1."Line Up the Stars (French Edit)" (featuring Dania Giò)3:20
3."Too Much"3:27
4."Yes to Running"3:14
5."Je te donne" (feat. Leslie)3:20
6."Looks Like Heaven"3:44
7."You Know Me"4:22
8."El Paso"4:19
9."Only the Night"4:33
10."Run from You"3:18
11."Last Words"3:30
12."With You Til the End"3:37
14."Line Up the Stars"3:10


Year Single Peak positions Album

2010 "Disguise"
"1000 Feet"
2011 "Line Up the Stars" Ivyrise
"Yes to Running "
2012 "Line Up the Stars"
(feat. Dania Giò )
Special release in France
and francophone markets
"Je te donne"
(with Leslie
1 Génération Goldman

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.


  1. ^ Idoles Mag: Interview de Ben Falinski, Ivyrise (in French)
  2. ^ "Ivyrise website". Retrieved 29 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Ivywise on Myspace". Retrieved 29 July 2008.
  4. ^ "The London Paper". The London Paper. Archived from the original on 16 July 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2008.
  5. ^ Rob Virtue,"Bon jovi supported by royal docks band". The Wharf 2 July 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Brit band Ivyrise tipped for success". The Mirror 6 July 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  7. ^ Music video for "Je te donne" by Leslie and Ivyrise
  8. ^ Lescharts.com Ivyrise discography (SNEP, France)

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