(And now ukulele too)
To Ian, the stage is a world and the world is a stage of entertainment!
He began singing when he was a boy and would entertain his family with song and dance and whole theatrical shows which he would put on with his sister in the Clarkson family home for guests.
He would spend hours watching classic Hollywood movies featuring stars like Errol Flynn and Clark Gable and would learn the actor’s lines word for word.
He soon went to London to sing and learn trumpet and it was in the smoke-filled jazzy nightclubs of the capital that he met most of the Jive Aces.
Ian’s cool singing style, hot trumpet and hip showmanship put him centre stage as the front man and he pulls it off with ease in a style reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima and Dean Martin all rolled into one.