I guess you are getting a two-for-one artist profile. As I am doing a profile on Thriving Ivory & Midnight Cinema. No, they are not the same band even though they have most of the same bandmates. The difference is explained below. They are both great Pop/Rock bands and that voice of Clayton Stroupe is amazing.
Thriving Ivory was based out of California and consisted of Clayton Stroope, Drew Cribley, and Paul Niedermier. Clayton’s voice is very unique. I believe it is one of those you either love it, or hate it. Me, I love it. It gives them their own unique sound and different is always good.
The band’s first album, Thriving Ivory, came out in 2008 and contained their biggest hit “Angels on the Moon”. I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. iTunes was offering the video for free one week and that was how I came across the song. The song went on to go Gold selling over 500,000 singles.