Ian W Brown
12:30pm Sun 11 June at Stage in The Square | Free
2pm Sun 11 June at Model Town | Free
Ian W Brown - not the lead singer of The Stone Roses one, the guitarist and songwriter from The New Forest one. He was nominated for an Ivor Novello award for co-writing Sandi Thom’s number 1 single, ‘I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker’ and the album from which it was taken. Under the pseudonym Tom Gilbert, he also co-wrote the lead song in the long running West End musical ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’ and has written songs for many artists including Fisherman’s Friends, Show Of Hands, Jason Donovan, D Side, Pixie Lott, Graham Gouldman, Henry Priestman and even Meryl Streep.
Performing and writing songs is Ian’s hobby as he is too old for football and has no aptitude for golf. He has never released any material under his own name, but that is about to change in his fiftieth year when he releases his debut single , ‘Me Too’. ( More info on his day job can be found at www.mightyvillage.com)
Ian’s set includes some of his songs that have graced the charts and O so many more that haven’t: Such as ‘She Can’t Recycle Michael & His Folding Bicycle’, ‘There’s A Light At The End Of the Tunnel (& It’s The Front Of The Train)’ and ‘Grey Is The New Blonde’ and 'The Five Foot Two Inch Giant'. These little known musical gems are interspersed with tall tales from the music business, life, love, pig farming and the universe that is visible from his shed in the New Forest.