24 Oct 2018
Guest: IAN W BROWN
Two full sets from Fordingbridge-based fine wordsmith IAN W BROWN, now gigging only about once a month, “for the love of it” (and it shows. She can’t recycle Michael \ and his folding bicycle: you know you must be on to a winner, songwriting-wise!) Support still to be sorted.
From folk, country, dance to pop and beyond, Ian has written songs for many other artists, including Fisherman’s Friends, Show Of Hands, D – Side, Simon Webbe, Pixie Lott, Drum Sound and Bass Line Smith, Don Diablo, Sandi Thom (her No.1 single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker), Henry Priestman, Rose Lynn Harlan and even The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Live, he has supported 10cc, Steve Harley, Rita Coolidge, Julie Felix, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy* and many more. He has played Glastonbury, Cornbury, Purbeck and Greenwich Festivals, yet he’s grounded enough to appear in The Doghouse at The Guide Dog for FOCSLE Music. What a star!
During 2017, Ian's songs have been played on BBC Radios 1, 2, 4 and 5 and he is working on something for Radio 3 (once he has mastered the nose-flute). His finely-honed everyman tales and self-deprecating musical outings are interspersed with tall tales from the music business, life, love and the universe.
* it reads "Martin Cathy" on Ian's website: if he's THAT good to appear in this list, we'll try and book him, before he gets too famous…