Name: Ian Blackwood
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Occupation: Producer, Musician and Actor
First MSI: Appearance: 6th October 2013
Profile: Multi-Instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, mixer, engineer and actor, Ian has worked together with award winning Canadian record producers Greig Nori (Sum 41), Gavin Brown (Metric), Gianni Nicassio (Walk Off The Earth) and Jesse Colburn (Avril Lavigne, Stereos) as well as American producers Brian McTernan (Hot Water Music), John Wozniak (Mercy Playground) and Grammy nominated Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, Volbeat).
As a musician Ian has played in the bands Jersey (Virgin/EMI, FBR), The Fullblast (Dine Alone), The Artist Life (UO/Universal) and Walk Off The Earth, to name a select few. He has shared the stage with numerous acts and has played some of the finest venues in North America and around the world
As an Actor Ian played the character of Kyle Bateman on the Canadian teen drama “Instant Star”. The show had a cult following and aired on The Nickelodeon Channel in the United States and to this day has aired in over 120 countries.
Ian owns and operates a recording studio from his home called LimeGreen. The studio has been graced by many talented artists over the years but marked a pinnacle in 2013 when he was approached by his sister Sarah Blackwood to co-produce her guest vocal for the Danish Metal band “Volbeat”. The record went on to be mixed by Chris Lord-Alge.
Now in his 30’s, Ian is working on his newest solo project titled Ian Blackwood & The Bipolars with plans to release in 2014.
Check out Ian’s studio at www.limegreenstudio.ca