Ivan Polanco

Ivan Polanco

 White Plains, New York, USA
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Ivan Polanco is a singer-songwriter who hails from NY, and at the tender age of 17 writes original music in the vein of acoustic-rock. With his nylon-string guitar, he performs excessively throughout NYC's cafes, and has made a current "home" in Tarrytown NY's Coffee Labs Roasters

Biography

Ivan Polanco is an up and coming singer/songwriter hailing from New York. An avid drummer in his beginnings as a musician, he later discovered the guitar through his father, Dennis Polanco. Both father and son would combine their talents to form the band Eveningson, and with the experience of having played live beginning at the tender age of 8, Ivan quickly gravitated to the intricacies of the guitar.

Throughout his teen years, he began to cover classics such as Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E”, and an eclectic slew of artists from various genres, ranging from The Beatles, to Radiohead, and George Michael. From this musical palette, Ivan soon created original songs, and was a frequent performer in his high school’s Songwriters Club, headed by his father Dennis Polanco (who happens to teach English at the school). By the summer of 2010, he released his breakthrough CD In This Fire. Although he is starting college in the Fall 2011, he is currently performing in Songwriting festivals and singer-songwriter cafes. He is excitedly working on releasing his second CD due by the end of 2011.

Lyrics

In This Fire

Written By: Ivan Polanco

In This Fire

Lately I’ve been lonely
Girl, I wanna be your one and only
Just give me a chance
Let me show you ways of my romance

You’re giving me signs
But you say you don’t have the time
Oh lady, please don’t play my heart
Cause everyday it’s you I want
Tender ways I do desire,
Let me take you in this fire

Girl, I’m going crazy
Is you is or is you ain’t my baby
You’re leading me on
Crush my hopes and dreams gone wrong

You’re giving me signs
But you say you don’t have the time
Oh lady, please don’t play my heart
Cause everyday it’s you I want
Tender ways I do desire
Let me take you in this fire

(Break)

Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this Fire!

You’re giving me signs
But you say you don’t have the time
Oh lady, please don’t play my heart
Cause everyday it’s you I want
Tender ways I do desire
Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this fire
Let me take you in this fire.

Miss Lovely

Written By: Ivan Polanco

Miss Lovely

Hey, can you tell that I’ve
Been watching you tonight, ohh, ahh
I can’t bring myself to introduce myself to you, ohh, ahh

I feel its’ too late baby
And its getting kinda late and
You’re just about to leave

Chorus:
Hey there, Miss Lovely
Can you take my hand
And tell me where to go
Because I’m scared and I don’t know
Hey there, Miss Gorgeous
I can’t help myself
I’m falling for you girl, ohh, ahh

I think it’s cute that you smile my way
It’s so adorable, ohh, ahh
I feel frozen and I can’t believe
You’re so damn beautiful, ohh, ahh

I fear its’ too late baby
It’s getting kinda late and
You’re just about to leave

(Repeat Chorus)

Now you’re walking out the door
Feel I’m sinking to the floor
And its getting hard to breathe
Now you’re gone and I am shamed
Cause I don’t even know your name
Baby, please come back to me

(Repeat Chorus 2x)

Country Side

Written By: Ivan Polanco

Country Side

Tonight, the air, it’s smell so sweet
The breeze, it blows your scent to me
The lone street light, it shines below
Your skin enchanting dark aglow

Walk me thru the night
Walk with me thru the country side

I’ve been around the world but
I’ve never had a girl to stay with me by my side
I want to see the skies
I want to close my eyes and feel
Our fingers intertwined

Walk with me thru the night
Walk with me thru the country side

I want to see the wild
Turn and look beside me
The sun is shining off your smile
Breathe the ocean shore and
Leave our transportation, cause
With you, I could walk for miles

Walk with me thru the night
Walk with me thru the country side

Walk with me thru the night
Walk with me thru the country side

Discography

Singles are released upon request at d@ivanpolanco.com. Ivan's CD album "In This Fire" is available on ITunes, CDBaby & Amazon.

Set List

Performances vary from 45 minutes to 90 minutes.
Original Songs
Lost 4:08
Coming Near 3:39
In This Fire 3:58
Deeper I Descend 5:13
Wish 3:11
Sailing To The Edge 3:21
Miss Lovely 4:17
Been Awhile 2:42
Be My Home 3:10
Lonely Road 3:49
Savior 3:13
Country Side 4:04
Ivan also plays an array of cover songs that often branch from 15-20 minutes at length.