Ian was born into a musical family in April 1967, in Sefton, Merseyside
(or Lancashire as it was then). He performed in front
of an audience for the first time at the age of seven, with his
father, an accomplished singer and Jazz pianist.
At the age of eleven, he became a child soprano with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Subsequent Philharmonic
Hall concerts were broadcast live on BBC Radio3 including: Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' and Benjamin Britten's
Studied drama and music at Liverpool University.
Performed / wrote / produced songs around the Liverpool music circuit 1986-1996.
During this period, in 1993 his own band 'The Green Room' were voted top live original act by The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (L.I.P.A) and represented England in the Keele Rock festival in Germany. The band were runners up in the Northern Songwriters of the year awards in the same year.
Between June and September 1994 as an actor and musician, Ian co-starred in Bill Kenwright's hit stage show "Imagine - The John Lennon story", portraying Paul McCartney.
The following year he repeated the role In Fred Lawless's production of the musical comedy "Best" at the
Liverpool Everyman Theatre and Trinity College, Dublin.
"His angelic tones and precise harmonies capture the essence of a youthful Paul McCartney"
- The Stage 1994
"The only five star review at the Everyman this year!"
- - Joe Riley, Arts Editor, The Liverpool Echo
With acclaimed theatre shows under his belt and utilizing his experiences over the last 21 years, he wrote, scored, directed and starred in his own touring stage musical: "The Moptops".
To date he has made appearances on TV's "The Bill", "Brookside" and in the film "Elizabeth". In between his session recording, writing and production work for other artists, several performances were made on BBC, Sky, Cable CNN and in Japan.
As well as performing his own solo
LIVE SHOWS he also:
has Recently been a regular dep with Mersey Beat tribute
The Shakers singing and playing bass & guitar at The Cavern Club, Liverpool and in Madrid.
Ian also deps singing and fronting
The New Foundations Seven piece Soul band.
He also sings, plays Banjo and guitar with
The Black Diamonds Skiffle Band in his
Lonnie Donegan tribute show
and sings and plays lead guitar with
The Silver Searchers a tribute to the
'Swingin' Sixties' era
When not performing, over the last few years he's been busy:
- completing a new album of original songs:
"Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder"
- writing a novel:
"Back to where it all began"
- re-drafting a highly praised collection of poetry and prose:
"Fit, for human consumption"
Ian also offers his professional services:
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- Session singer/ Musician
- Music Consultancy