Ian Lees -
Bass Guitar
 

Early in his career, Ian played with numerous semi-professional bands. On becoming fully professional, he was a founding member of the very successful band, MOVING PICTURES.

 

MOVING PICTURES were credited with a No. 1 national Album, “Days of Innocence” and a single that stayed at the top of the album charts for seven weeks. Internationally, the band made inroads into the United States & Japan. The single, “What About Me” reached No. 20 on the Billboard Charts before the inauspicious collapse of the distribution company.

 

Ian has played and studied a variety of styles which have led to teaching and recording work. In 1991, Ian played fretless bass on the movie soundtrack “GREEN CARD”.

 

Another long-standing credit is “CHASIN’ THE TRAIN”. It is rewarding for Ian to be a part of this

line-up……Mark Meyer – Drums, Kirk Lorange – Guitar/Vocal & Kevin Bennett – Guitar/Lead Vocal.

 

 

Following is a list of recording sessions & touring work Ian has performed on:-

 

  • THE WILD COLONIAL BOYS - featuring Marc Hunter, Sharon O’Neill & Angry Anderson – 1989

 

  • THE TOMMY EMMANUEL BAND – “Dare to be Different” Tour, including Eric Clapton Australian Tour Support Act – Feb 1990 to March 1991

 

  • MONDO ROCK – Touring -  “Why Fight It Tour” May 1991 to July 1991

 

  • PHIL EMMANUEL / DAVE TICE – Touring July 1991 to Feb. 1992

 

  • JAMES BLUNDELL – Both Feb 1992 & May 1995 Australian Tours. Ian has played on albums “This Road”, “Touch of Water” & recorded the double album “Earth & Sea” in Nashville, USA.

 

  • FLOYD VINCENT & THE CHILDBRIDES – Touring 1992 & 1993

 

  • PETE WELLS – Touring 1993 & 1995

 

  • GINA JEFFREYS – Touring since 1995. Ian also played on Gina’s debut album “The Flame” in 1994 & on her album “Up Close” in Feb 1996. Still performing together currently.

 

  • LEE KERNAGHAN – Ian has played on “The Outback Club”, “Three Chain Road” , “Hat Town”, “Planet Country”, “Spirit Of The Anzacs – 2015” albums. Ian has toured extensively with Lee between Aug 1995 to Jan 1998.

 

  • KEVIN BORICH – Touring Jan 1994 to Oct 1994, including the recording of the live album “Live at the Big Kahuna”. Still performing currently.

 

  • MATT TAYLOR – Touring 1995

 

  • TANIA KERNAGHAN – Ian has played on the just released album “Dancing on Water”.

Touring 1998,1999, 2013.

 

  • MAL EASTICK – Ian has played with Mal since Nov 1996. The band has been busy collectively songwriting for most of 1998 and have recently released a great new album “Spirit”.

 

  • FERAL SWING KATZ – Touring & recording 2003 – current

 

  • ADAM HARVEY – Touring 2005

 

  • MELINDA SCHNEIDER – currently touring & has worked with Melinda for the past 12 years throughout Australia . Played on Melinda’s “Melinda Does Doris” Album. 2010

 

  • WOLF MAIL – Touring early 2006

 

 

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  • GRAEME CONNORS –  “Still Walking” Tour - 2010

 

  • TAMARA STEWART –  Currently touring and Recording

 

  • SONGBIRDS – Toured from 2007-09 . Played on the live DVD “You’ve Got A Friend”

 

  • PEACE TRAIN – The Cat Stevens Story with Darren Coggan .  Toured 2008-09

 

  • GUITAR MASTERCLASS – Peter Northcote, Stuie French, Ray Beadle. April 2013 tour.

 

  •  2013 CMAA MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR 

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