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
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
Conventions and Industrial Shows
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
Association 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.
Born | Montreal, 1951