Interview with Ivy Fox

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Today I’m talking with Australian Pop songstress, Sassy Actress, and Fashion Icon, Miss Ivy Fox, on her hit single ‘Money On You’ and her life as an actress.

Everyone has been raving about your single ‘Money On You’. How did you come up with that sound?

ivy foxMoney On You was the first song I wrote with a strong vintage feel. It’s a song about putting all your bets on the object of your desire. I’m very nostalgic, all the way from fashion, to films, to romance, and even in my acting roles. All this, lead me to the imagery of old casinos, damsels in distress, and the non-era specific sounds of years gone by. I wrote the song with a brilliant Dutch/Australian songwriter Louis Schoorl in Sydney who’s signed to Universal Music. He actually won APRA’s songwriter of the year in 2014, and we have great songwriting chemistry. He’s not only a successful pop producer, but also a trained Jazz musician, which brought in the elements needed for a good soundtrack. His talents, combined with my vision and storytelling was the birthing of Money On You, and the sound for my entire EP.


Can you talk to us about your connection with Fashion Bloggers TV Series on Channel E!?

I was approached by the head producer at Core3Entertainment in Sydney, and she told me about this new TV Series ‘Fashion Bloggers’ she was working on. She’d been following my music for some time, and knew I was very much connected to fashion and film. She told me about Fashion Bloggers and felt ‘Money On You’ was the perfect choice for their Theme Song. She had played it to her team at Core3 Entertainment, Style Network, and NBCU, and they all loved it.

As the first show that Style Network had produced in Australia it was important for them to use Australian content that could stand alone, an international platform. As an artist who’s worked in Fashion, TV and Music, this was the perfect marriage. It’s now nominated for a TV Week Logie award, which is really fantastic.


Your work as an actress has been wonderful to watch. What has been your favorite role so far?

I love working on TV series as you get time to really develop strong relationships with the cast and crew. My time on Offspring was very satisfying creatively as I got to work alongside Asha Keddy who was Australia’s number one, award winning TV actress at the time, and won a Gold Logie for the series I worked on with her. It was a great time.


Offspring is a comedy/drama. You seem to get a lot of work in comedy including TV commercials and Theatre. Have you always had a talent for comedy?

I didn’t know I was good at it, until I started collaborating with cabaret artists who were combing music with acting and comedy. It seemed to come naturally to me, and the audience responded well. A lot of it has to do with timing, so I think my experience in music helped. Making people laugh is a wonderful feeling. Since then I’ve really enjoyed playing comedic roles.


Is it difficult to manage life as a singer/songwriter and an actress?

I wouldn’t say it was difficult, but it keeps me on my toes. I was a singer/songwriter before I became an actress, so I had already created a solid platform for myself in that field. Once I became interested in cabaret, I found the actor in me, and the two came together very easily. I see myself as a performing artist with singing and acting working hand in hand. This keeps my creativity alive and feels very natural to me.


What can we expect to see in the near future?

I have a part in a new Australian TV Mini Series, Molly. It’s a true story about an Australian music legend, and his hit TV show ‘Countdown’. He basically put Australian music on the global map and brought the world of modern pop and rock music into Australian homes. It will be another period series, which I’m really excited about, and I’ll be working with some of Australia’s best actors. Musically I’ve been writing my new EP, inspired by recent trips into the U.S desert. It’s going to have similar sounds, with less vocal production and a baron deserted landscape. 2015 is going to be a big year.

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