Born in Maidenhead in sunny ‘79, Ian began learning the piano at the tender age of seven. By the time he’d sat his Grade 8, he’d also taken up the trumpet, euphonium, become a drummer and had dabbled in the dark art of bass guitar.
After spending three years in Birmingham studying sound engineering, he returned to the South East and now spends his spare time tinkling the ivories in jazz-ensembles, big bands and an array of function / cover bands.
Ian would describe his musical tastes as eclectic, to say the least, but funk and soul are where his heart is at. Current influences include Cory Henry and Bill Laurence from the mighty Snarky Puppy.
Ian started playing with Lance and Simon in 2009 and has spent his entire time trying to convince them that his singing backing vocals wouldn’t be a good idea for anyone. Recently married to his lovely wife Kirsty, Ian lives in Surrey with their cat Boris (who has no appreciation of music - loser).