This guitar player, singer and songwriter from Croatia has released three records so far,
EP ”String Tales” in 2015., studio album”World in fear” in 2016. and his new album ”Wings Up High” on November 27th. 2017.

In short:
Started his proffesional music career when he was 21 years old by touring and playing rock & metal festivals around Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia i Herzegovina with various croatian rock and metal bands.
In a year 2010. He won the first place on the international guitar competition “Master 2010” where  he competed with guitarists from Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary, etc.
He was awarded with the 1st place by the jury that were british guitar hero Phil Hilborne and croatian metal guitar virtuoso Ivan Mihaljevic, they declared Ivan as the most promising young guitarist of Eastern Europe region.

From 2011. to 2013. He did an acoustic tour with his long time friend, singer Dino Jelusic from Trans Siberian Orchestra that also appears on Ivan’s ”World In Fear” album as a backing vocalist.

In 2013. Ivan joins biggest croatian band ”Thompson” as a lead guitar player. He did a world tour with Thompson and played a large number of sold out shows in arenas and stadiums around Croatia, Germany, Canada, Australia, etc.

In late 2014. Ivan started to record his own material he has collected for years. He released three records so far and he will continue making new records.

CRO:

Ivan Ivanković je hrvatski gitarist, pjevač, tekstopisac, skladatelj i aranžer. Domaćoj publici poznatiji kao gitarist Marka Perkovića Thompsona. Ivan je do sada je izdao tri solo albuma: ”String Tales” 2015., ”World In Fear” 2016., ”Wings Up High” 2017., dva live DVD-a sa Markom Perkovićem Thompsonom, te još nekoliko izdanja sa raznim izvođaćima.

Ukratko:
Sa 21 godinom započinje svoju profesionalnu glazbenu karijeru. 2010. g. prijavljuje se na regionalno gitarističko natjecanje ”Master 2010” na kojem su se natjecali najbolji mladi gitaristi iz čitave regije. Ivan odnosi prvu nagradu i dobiva titulu najboljeg i najperspektivnijeg mladog gitariste u regiji. 2012. godine u akustičnom aranžmanu često nastupa sa Dinom Jelusićem, Livijem Berakom (Divlje Jagode) i Eminom Arapović po klubovima diljem Hrvatske i šire. 2013. Ivan postaje gitarist Marka Perkovića Thompsona, i kreće na turneju ”Ora et labora”. Sa Thompsonom snima i dva live DVD-a, ”Poljud 2013” & ”Knin, Dan pobjede 2015” te svira do tad najveće koncerte u svojoj karijeri; arene, dvorane i stadione po Hrvatskoj, Njemačkoj, Austriji, BiH, Švicarskoj, Australiji, Kanadi, itd. 2014.g. oprema svoj kućni studio i započinje sa autorskim radom za vanjsko tržište, očekivano od Ivana u hard rock & heavy metal žanru na engleskom jezik. Ivan uz koncerte s M.P. Thompsonom aktivno svira i sa svojim bendom.