In his youth, Ivy read and drank, explored galleries, discovered Chemiakin and taught French. Then he dropped everything to protest on Quebec stages with his words, his guitar and with Reggie. After this tumultuous episode (95-96), he went to Montreal, then to the States, disgusted by the post-referendum inertia. On his return, he joined chafiik and he was with him when he won the Francouvertes 97. With the album Feux-Fuyants that he launched in 1999, he did the Francofolies and the Coups de cœur, twice changed his musicians and left, in August 2000, for the Péruwelz Anarchist Festival in Belgium. In 2001, Richard Desjardins kicked his butt and Reggie’s too to make sure they got back on track again. The two of them recorded Ivy et Reggie in January 2002 and presented their show for two years. Twice a father, Ivy is currently putting together a “festive folk” group called Ado Tchamo, which is a continuation of the Ivy & Reggie project with Philippe Brault and André Daneau. He is also preparing a solo album entitled Pour mieux regarder la terre.