IVAN's teenaged group, IVAN and the SABERS, opened for the Rolling Stones in 1964 on their first American Tour, in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio; Toured with the Beach Boys and the Shagrilas; Opened for the Byrds and played back-up band for such singers as Jan and Dean and Little Anthony.
IVAN was the lead singer of the LEMON PIPERS and in 1968 sang GREEN TAMBOURINE which was #1 in the U.S.A. and on the charts worldwide. In 1969, IVAN moved to San Francisco because his favorite gig was the Fillmore Auditorium with Moby Grape, Spirit and Traffic.
ISA is from the "Caranci Italian Bread Family" of Rhode Island and grew up in North Providence, a neighborhood like a scene from the "Godfather". ISA played guitar, sang folk songs, chose not to work in the family business and moved to California where she met IVAN in San Anselmo in 1972.
IVAN and ISA started traveling together in 1973. They performed in R.I., Hawaii, Alaska and New Hampshire, where they were married and started the IVAN and ISA BAND in October of 1975. Their musical travels continued on to Florida and Ohio. In 1977, I and I settled down in Sonoma County, California, where they played 108 consecutive weeks as a house band at Santa Rosa's Ponderosa Club. In may 1981, they once again packed up their equipment and headed for the east coast and traveling through R.I., Ohio, and back to California. In march of 1985, IVAN and ISA bought a ridgetop home in Mendocino County from the "DOOR'S" Ray Manzarek's family.