Canadian music industry professional with years of performing
and recording experience. With a love of music going back to a
role as a soprano in a boys choir in Ottawa, Ian's music
career has found him both in front of and behind the
microphones. Ian toured for many years in a variety of technical
roles with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Heart,
George Thorogood and many, many others. Ian has also performed
extensively both as a solo artist and also with a wide variety
of notable Canadian artists.
Ian has appeared on numerous
recorded works, both as a studio musician (guitars, bass,
keyboards, and vocals) and also on his own projects. Ian's
former band "Sanderson" nationally released and toured in
support of a CD titled "Out Of The Dark", which enjoyed very
impressive sales as an independent release.
Born in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Ian was first lured into playing guitar for the simplest
of reasons...a guitar was lying around the house. Ian's older
brother, Bruce, had taken up the guitar but had lost interest,
so Ian started "borrowing" it and was very soon completely
addicted. Listening avidly to artists such as Harry Chapin and
Cat Stevens, and appreciating their ability to present songs as
"stories", Ian soon started creating his own stories,
transporting the listeners away into whatever world he shared
with them. In grade 6 Ian was half of a musical duo that played
everywhere that would have them - Ian was now hooked - this
music thing became a life long love.
Ian has toured extensively
across North America and Europe both as a performer and as an
audio engineer. Ian remains very active in the Canadian music
scene, currently playing with multiple artists and also as a
solo artist - still one of his passions.
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