Ian Janes - The Real Deal

Fri Oct 01 2021
(l-r) Marito Marques Drums Ian Janes Andrew Stewart Bass

Nova Scotia native Ian Janes is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer who after a long Covid lockdown finally got back to the live stage and he is the real deal!    I caught up with Ian at the VANCESTOCK X Music Festival in Stouffville, Ontario,  where he and his band , Marito Marques -Drums , Andrew Stewart- Bass, Rob Christian -Keys/Saxophone,  showed what makes him as popular as he is. The show was high energy with a soulful moodiness that kept the audience in his grasp from the beginning to the last note.

Ian grew up in a house full of many different musical influences, his dad played guitar in a few bands and his mom had an extensive record collection.  Ian was exposed to such a broad amount of music as a kid which helped him develop his style , a style he describes as an eclectic sound.

Singer/Songwriter Ian Janes Releases New Album ‘Yes Man’

Fri Mar 17, 2017

On February 24th, 2017, Ian Janes released his latest solo album, Yes Man, to critical praise and acclaim from some of Canada’s most prestigious press.

A confident and soulful record, Yes Man creatively mixes Ian’s deepest influences and experiences. It is a combination of singularly written songs, as well as collaborations with other great writers from across North America. The album includes co-writes with Andy Stochansky (Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Shannon Noll), Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, James Bay, Christina Aguilera) Lee Ann and Daryl Burgess (Irma Thomas, Colin James, Patty Loveless) and iconic Canadian songwriter, Joel Plaskett.

Earlier in February the first single from the album, “Broken Record”, was released and has been receiving regular play from CBC, Clic Franco, Sirius XM, and Stingray radio, and has kept Ian busy with interviews and in-studio performances.

Check out the lyric video for “Broken Record” here: http://bit.ly/2luXYbj