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LEAD & HARMONY VOCALIST / BASS / GUITAR

With over 2,000 live performances under his belt, in recent years Ian has worked with many fab artists including:
The Shakers - over 40 Merseybeat appearances at the world famous Cavern Club Liverpool, USA, Spain, UK and Television
The Silver Searchers - International Corporate events, UK Sixties music festivals
The New Foundations - Soul & Motown festivals, Private bookings

He has also performed as a solo artist in Ibiza, Gran Canaria, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, UK, Radio, TV, Cruises.

Ian uses
VOX amplifiers and HÖFNER, RICKENBACKER & GIBSON guitars.

 An image of The Silver Searchers tribute band
An image of The Silver Searchers tribute band performing in Cognac, France

WRITER & PRODUCER

Ian studied music in Liverpool. As main songwriter, in 1994 his band The Herbs won the inaugural L.I.P.A 'Battle of the bands' competition. They were also finalists in the 'Northern Songwriters of the year' awards 1994 and 1995. The band released several albums written and produced by Ian.

In October 2012 Affective Records was founded with co-director/ Writer/ Producer Dave Laing.The independent record label writes, records, produces and releases with artists from their growing stable of emerging & established acts.

Though creative and innovative, his style and technique is greatly influenced by the classic E.M.I ABBEY ROADMOTOWN &  STAX sounds.