IVAN THE DJ
My RL counterpart spent the 80's primarily as a nightclub DJ, as well as working as a DJ at a mid-market Top 40 radio station, doing professional voiceover work and playing the hit tunes. In SL, I DJ exclusively at St. Ivan's Infirmary, Tee's and my nightclub on the beautiful low lag island sim of Teeland. While my library can expand to fit most any genre, I specialize in the club dance classics from the 1980s.
The music I play is intended for one purpose only... to keep you moving on the dance floor! Unlike most other SL DJs, I'm not afraid to speak to you over the mic and dedicate your special requests and share my rare (which TeeDee thinks is a good thing!) sense of humor. I welcome each and every visitor to St. Ivan's Infirmary over the mic, and I try to play every request I get (as long as it fits our genre, of course). The music is what YOU choose it to be... requests and dedications are what I am all about, since the club is there for you to enjoy yourself and not for me to just play whatever I like. When you come to St. Ivan's Infirmary, you are getting the same DJ experience as you would at any RL nightclub... professional mixes, professional voiceovers, and NO DEAD AIR! I'm a pro, not just an avatar jumping around and "talking" via chat.
IVAN THE LIVE MUSICIAN
I've been a professional musician for almost 30 years now. I am "fluent" on several instruments, but primarily play guitar. At St. Ivan's Infirmary, in addition to my DJ duties I also perform occasionally as a live performer. I like to call the show I perform "The 80's Unplugged".
"The 80's Unplugged" is just what it sounds like... a celebration of the best decade of music ever. It's not a typical acoustic show... I go out of my way to play my translated versions of all of your favorite songs from the 1980s, including songs you would probably not expect to hear in an acoustic format. I'm not a campfire or folk singer... this show ROCKS! During the show, you will hear me sing and play songs from such diverse artists as Modern English, Duran Duran, Split Enz, John Cougar, Journey, Simple Minds, R.E.M., April Wine, Romantics, Tears For Fears, Rick Springfield... and the list goes on and on. I try to change up the shows so that the songs are different for every show. If you like 80's music, you will love "The 80's Unplugged".
IVAN IN SL = IVAN IN RL
In RL, I own a website design business along with my beautiful wife, who just happens to also be my lovely SL partner, TeeDee Devin. And let me tell you this... the best decision I ever made was to invite my lovely bride into SL with me. Tee, you are the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I am so thankful that we can share both RL and SL! I wouldn't have it any other way!
St. Ivan's Infirmary... First Aid for your Second Life drama!