In the exciting run up to their gig at Bush Hall on 25/01/18, we wanted to get to know the members of new Sounding Out band Inside Out a bit better, so we sat down with each of them for a nice cup tea…
Ian plays guitar and occasionally sings in Inside Out.
ITT: Hi Ian! How did you first get involved?
Ian: I first met the ITT team through the Music in Prisons programme. I enjoyed the songwriting aspect and organising and performing at the prison concert.
ITT: Who are your musical heroes? What about them inspires you?
Ian: Dave Mustaine – technical ability and great composition. Paul Williams – beautiful melody and lyric writing.
ITT: How important is music in your life?
Ian: Vital. It’s all I’ve ever really been able to do.
ITT: What’s your favourite Inside Out song and why?
Ian: Life Story. It has great music that is enjoyable to play and great lyrics.
ITT: What are you looking forward to about the Bush Hall gig?
Ian: The chance to prove what we are capable of and to play in front of an audience.
ITT: What are your hopes for the future?
Ian: To continue to play music and to find permanent work.
ITT: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
It’s never too late to start again.
ITT: Any parting thoughts for the world?
Be good. Simple, I know, but it’s essential to achieve happiness.