Ian K is one of those rare modern rock artists that brings something unique to the world of rock music in the current age. Throughout his career, he has played on some of the biggest stages to be found anywhere, and has had the good fortune to play alongside some of the big names in music in Canada, including members of Our Lady Peace, Platinum Blonde, Honeymoon Suite, Von Groove, and even Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel. He has even sang unreleased tracks with Slash and Velvet Revolver.
In February of 2015 Ian's music made it's way onto the new music charts when his first radio release ‘Linger’ broke the National Radio Airplay Top 50 Rock chart as measured by Digital Radio Tracker. In November of 2016, his single 'Your Hero' broke onto the Euro Indie Music charts at position 95, moved it's way up to position 18, and currently resides at 19 on the charts.
Ian and his band prove to be one of the best new rock bands that consistently deliver on putting out quality new music, and a high energy live show. He has always stayed true to his time proven roots of straight ahead rock and roll music, combining the use of huge guitar sounds, pounding drums, symphonic layers, and memorable melodies, to help create songs that are catchy and feel good, and that stick in your head. It's like 'new classic rock' or 'classic rock with a brand new edge'! Either way, you'll be singing his songs for days to come.
It’s the way rock music is meant to be...
Ian is a Canadian born musician from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and has been singing and playing guitar in popular bands for years. In 2014 he released his freshman effort, an EP entitled 'Unwell' and began promoting songs from the EP to commercial radio.
'Linger' was the first release from the EP and it managed to break onto the National Airplay Top 50 Rock Chart as measured by Digital Radio Tracker and it remained there for weeks, peaking at 31.
With his Canadian origin, Ian decided that his next radio campaign would have him hearing his music on his own radio at home, so the next release was the song 'Yesterday' from the 'Unwell' EP. 'Yesterday' went on to receive radio play across Canada and in fact in 2015 was ranked at #13 out of the Top 20 Indie Songs of 2015 at CJIM radio in Montreal, Quebec.
In December of 2015, the album 'Never Let Me Go' was released, with the title track being the first radio release. The song received some airplay across Canada, primarily in the west.
The spring of 2016 saw the release of Ian's single 'You Make Everything' which has begun to see some airplay across the Ontario market (K-Rock in Kingston, CKOL in Campellford to name a few). It's been an exciting time for to hear of his friends in different cities hearing his music on the radio.
In 2016, Ian changed the focus of his musical efforts from recording and releasing music to radio, to playing live and supporting the material that had already been released, and actually putting it in front of an audience. Make no mistake, he continues to write in the down time, and record in earnest, with the intention of releasing a full length album by the end of 2016/early 2017. Over the summer and fall of 2016 he plans on more live shows, a video shoot (for next album) and a big effort on connecting with fans, and sharing his newest music with them.
In May of 2017, Ian's single 'Never Let Me Go' was selected to be featured on a TSN program, entitled Highways to Fairways, a show that details the adventures of two men as they play different golf courses around the USA and Canada.
Ian is always certain to enlist the help of some of the best players in the business when it comes to his live shows, and you can count on walking away at the end of a show, singing the songs to yourself. The show is upbeat and high energy, and is performed with passion and accuracy, and audiences everywhere are learning that the music of Ian K is becoming their new 'favorite' and the Ian K show is something not to be missed.
Shows continue to come in every week, so be sure to catch him when you can!