Ian began to play music one day at the age of 9 when his father himself a musician brought home a small ukulele and from then on he was hooked.
Guitar, Mandolin 5 string banjo and bass guitar soon followed and by the age of 14 Ian was performing as a regular on the local music scene playing anywhere from pubs to theatres as a multiinstrumentalist.
A sought after session musician he has managed to have been a part of most genres of the music and entertainment industry enabling him to have played at some of the most prestigious venues in the land with some of the top names in the business.
His love of variety prompted him in 1992 to launch his own multi instrumental comedy act which he continues to tour today.
His act takes you on a roller-coaster ride of music, comedy and mayhem. He plays
guitar, 5 string banjo, uke banjo and ukulele displaying his skills both as a great musician but also as an accomplished comedian and vocalist.
Featuring music and laughter from seven decades from skiffle to bluegrass: ballads to rock , flashy instrumentals to comedy songs ; his act features the most different
version of duelling banjo's you will see or hear.
A professional entertainer for 32 years Ian still enjoys the job just as much as when he first started out something that certainly shows in his act
some quotes from some folks
“ Ian was phenomenal, to be able to successfully entertain such a large amount of people over a 6 hour period takes some doing. What kind of vitamins does he take?”.
Catherine Grimster. Sales Manager and Event organiser Hard Rock Café London”
“I never thought I would witness what it would be like if George Formby was the
frontman in Oasis until I saw Ian's act...hilarious....... but don't be fooled this guy
really can play” Steve Cawood (Liverpool Echo)
“ As mad as a box of frogs” Dan Davie Royal Albert Hall Teenage Cancer Trust
“Thank you for making Mr Formby come to life” Stephen Gotlieb Shirmer Records
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