Ian as a Vocalist

Ian as a vocalist

Ian has had a varied career which has required him to be able to sing many styles and vocal qualities.


He started out as a singer/keyboardist with various rock, lounge and bar bands in Quebec, Ontario and the southeastern US.

Later Ian toured with Ginette Reno as a back up vocalist including performances at Montreal’s place des Arts, Ottawa’s National  Art Center and a Quebec Provincial tour.

He sang and acted in 2 professional musical theatre productions. The rock musical ‘Angel’ at the Centaur Theatre and the musical comedy “The Drunkard” at the Phoenix theatre.

For the better part of the  80’s Ian sang solo and baritone  with the 4 part Jazz/pop accapella group General Jive. Some of their appearances included:

Stepping Out – CBC Television

The Hotel Pierre, New York,  NY

The Festival de Jazz Montreal http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/program/concert.aspx?id=6554

CTV Ralph Lockwood show

CBC radio Jazz Beat concert recorded live at Concordia U

Georges Spaghetti House the well known Toronto Jazz club

The Salon de musique video, Velodrome, Montreal


Ian also performed at many conventions and industrial shows:

Steel Workers Union                         Queen Elizabeth Hotel

Canadian Home builders Ass.           Queen Elizabeth Hotel

CCAF                                               Queen Elizabeth Hotel

Associiation for cancer research                 Nathan Philips Square Toronto

Association of independent Grocers Toronto Convention Center

Alpine Stereo convention                           Skyline Hotel Toronto






During the 80’s and 90’s Ian  worked as a studio ‘Jingle” vocalist, singing on such television and radio commercials  as:

Labatt 50, Okeefe,, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, Mikes,

Metro, Provigo,  Loblaws, Via Rail, AirCanada, Sports Experts

to name a few.