Ian was a student at SSR in 1986. He got his first job, mixing music for films and television, within 2 days of leaving the course. One year later he set himself up as a freelance engineer.
Since then he has done a wide range of studio, soundtrack, broadcast and live work. Among his early studio recordings were bands such as King of the Slums, The Powers That Be, and N-Trance. Some of his soundtrack material has been released by various record companies, on albums such as The Worlds of Doctor Who, Between The Lines, 100 Greatest TV Themes, Battlestar Galactica, The Cult Files and the highly successful No.1 Sci-Fi Album, which went top ten in several countries.
He has also worked on the theatre shows (and cast album recordings) such as 42nd Street, Copacabana and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His music has been played repeatedly on terrestrial television (from shows as diverse as Newsnight to the Big Breakfast) as well as satellite TV and Radio 1's Chris Moyles Show.
Ian has also collaborated on audio textbooks for the Focal Press Company.