Dr.Iven

Dr.Iven

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

You'll be instantly hooked! Powerful commercial rock never sounded so good...and so unique! Great melodies, dynamic arrangements and superb lyrical craftsmanship are what define Dr.Iven. We welcome you to dive in. But once you're in, you're going to want to stay a while.

Biography

Gino Di Leva & Domenico Pilato is the musical spearheads behind Dr.Iven. Fusing their rock and classical backgrounds is what sets this band apart from all the others. Accompanying their relentless desire to continually turn out great material is their strong business ethic, which, hand in hand, has paved the way for opportunities to open for national acts like Maroon 5, Lit, Gin Blossoms, Berlin, Eddie Money, The English Beat and many more. Dr.Iven’s other achievements include receiving 1000 spins weekly with their first LP single titled Follow Through; performing at various prestigious events such as the first annual KROQ reunion party in Los Angeles as well as "Shaqtacular" (Shaquille O’Neal’s Annual Fundraiser); taking first place in a county-wide battle of the bands competition; booking their own Southern California university & college tour (see list below) and becoming finalists in the U.S.A. Songwriting Competition.

Dr.Iven continues its journey in support of their latest CD by touring the West Coast and California.

“It’s great to know that people are really connecting with our tunes,” says Di Leva. “We’re always happy to pour out our hearts and souls. If one person gets something out of it, that’s a true victory.”

College Tour included:
University of California, Irvine, Wayz Goose
University of Southern California, Spring Fest
University of Southern California, Battle of the Bands
University of California, Riverside
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Los Angeles
Pepperdine University
Azusa Pacific University, LollapAzusa
Chapman University
California Lutheran University
Fullerton College
Cerritos College
East Los Angeles College
El Camino College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Pasadena City College, Homecoming
Pasadena City College, Showcase
Pasadena City College, Spring Break INVASION Showcase
Crafton Hills College, Halloween Event

Lyrics

Follow Through

Written By: Gino Di Leva

I PUT MYSELF UNDER MAJOR SCRUTINY
ALLOWING YOU TO PUT UP WITH ME
‘CAUSE I’M UNSETTLED AND INCONSISTENT
YET YOU’RE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME

DO I BREAK YOUR HEART?
YOU NEVER LET IT SHOW AND…

(CHORUS)
I STILL CONTEND OVER THE FACT THAT I’M YOUR BEST FRIEND
SOMETHING TELLS ME YOU’D BE BETTER OFF DEAD INSTEAD
HEY! I’VE GOT A PLAN FOR YOU
MAYBE YOU CAN STRIP AWAY THE PAIN OF KNOWING ME
OR MAYBE I CAN FOLLOW THROUGH

I PAINTED PICTURES OF THE FUTURE
AND THEY NEVER INCLUDED “US”
BUT TO ACCEPT IT FOR WHAT IT IS
I’D SURELY FAIL, BUT YOU GET AN A+ SOME…

GOLD STARS TO PRAISE YOUR EFFORTS
ON THIS TEST OF FAITH

(REPEAT CHORUS)

RID THE NOTION THAT I’M INDISPENSABLE
I WOULD ONLY WANT THE BEST FOR YOU
LIKE SOMEONE MORE DEPENDABLE
BUT WHO LOVES YOU THE WAY I DO

Cut It Out

Written By: Gino Di Leva

JUST FOR THE RECORD, I NOTICED THERE’S ALWAYS SOME KIND OF A PROBLEM
YOU CAN’T SEEM TO AVOID ‘EM AND YOU CAN’T SEEM TO RESOLVE ‘EM
IF THE DRAMA IS SO MUCH WITH YOU
YOU SHOULD WRITE A PLAY FOR FOLKS TO GO TO
TITLE IT “THE GOOD LIFE I COMPLAIN ABOUT”
OR ELSE JUST TAKE A BREAK AND CUT IT OUT

(CHORUS)

(OOH YOU GOT TO GO)
GET AWAY FROM EVERYTHING THAT BRINGS YOU DOWN
LET IT GO
THERE’S GOTTA BE BETTER THINGS TO DO OR THINK ABOUT
SO WHEN THE PRESSURE MOUNTS, DON’T CAVE IN
JUST CUT IT OUT

TWISTED…
LIKE BILLY SAID, “SHE’S BEEN GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS ALL NIGHT LONG”
SADISTIC – STRINGING YOU ALONG
‘CAUSE YOU LIKE TO BE TOLD WHAT TO DO, HOW TO ACT AND WHO TO TALK TO
IS THIS YOU? WHAT YOU’RE ALL ABOUT?
IF NOT, THEN HIT THE BREAKS AND CUT IT OUT

(REPEAT CHORUS)

HAVING ONE OF THOSE BAD DAYS?
FRUSTRATED AND TIRED OF DEALING WITH WHAT EVERYONE IS DOING OR SAYING?
DOUBLED-OVER IN PAIN - ENDING UP IN THE SLOW LANE
BUT CATCHING A STARE FROM THE GIRL IN THE LANE OVER THERE
WITH THE RING AND THE BABY CHAIR
BRINGS TOO MUCH BAGGAGE EVEN FOR THIS DROUGHT
SO TAKE THE ALT ROUTE JUST TO THE RIGHT AND CUT IT OUT

Suicide Heart

Written By: Gino Di Leva

THERE’S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND YOU’RE THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO ME
BUT I HAVE TO MAKE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO DISTANCE MYSELF…I HAVE TO
THOUGH WE CLICK LIKE SOUL MATES DO, WE’RE LOVERS CAST ASIDE
INTO AN ABYSS OF WHAT IFS AND NEVER ENDING WHYS

I’VE GOT A SUICIDE HEART
LEADING ME BACK TO THOSE PLACES I SHOULDN’T GO
I’VE GOT A SUICIDE HEART
PULLING ME INTO THE FEELINGS I SHOULDN’T SHOW

(CHORUS)

NEVER THOUGHT I’D MISS YOU
NEVER THOUGHT I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOU
I ONLY WISH I COULD’VE BEEN YOUR LAST AFFAIR

HERE I GO, HERE I GO AGAIN, SEARCHING FOR AN ALIBI
LOOKING INTO THE FACE OF MY WIFE TO VALIDATE THE LIE
MY OWN TRUST HAS FORSAKEN ME MY EMOTIONS POUND ON YOUR DOOR
I’M THE ONE WHO HAS EVERYTHING, YET I’M STILL LEFT WANTING MORE

I’VE GOT A SUICIDE HEART
LEADING ME BACK TO THOSE PLACES I SHOULDN’T GO
I’VE GOT A SUICIDE HEART
PULLING ME INTO THE FEELINGS I SHOULDN’T SHOW

(REPEAT CHORUS)

DON’T KNOW WHY I’M DOING THIS MAYBE CARRYING A REGRET OR TWO
FROM SOME RELATIONSHIP IN MY PAST WHERE I DIDN’T FOLLOW THROUGH

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Discography

"Open Heart Perjury" - NEW RELEASE - an eclectic 11-song "guitar-less" CD.

"Rock" - a nine-song original CD

"Nice Guys" - a four-song EP

"Good Thing Coming" - a five-song EP

"Follow Through" - a single released from the "Rock" CD received 1000 spins weekly on secondary market radio and was listed on the FMBQ.

"When It Looks Like Rain" was the second single released from "Rock" and reached 800 weekly spins.

Our song "Cut It Out" from the CD "Good Thing Coming" took us to the finals of the U.S.A. Songwriting Competition.

Set List

We perform originals from our entire repertoire.
Sets can be as long as two hours.

Song titles:
Follow Through
Cut It Out
When It Looks Like Rain
Easier
Suicide Heart
Such Good Friends
You Had A Good Thing Coming
Nice Guys Finish Last
Over You
Disconnected
Aftershock
Promise Of You
Song 10
Unsaid
Invisible
Vacancy
Ammunition
Maybe Someday
Victory
Square One
Long Way From Home
Violent
Bad Luck
Buried Alive