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IAN SHERWOOD
Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Late Night Art Of Conversation
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Here I Go Art Of Conversatoin
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Jul 20, 2007
“You know that Silk Soy Milk? The chocolate kind? That's what his voice sounds like.”
-Shaun Majumder, Comedian  

Ian Sherwood will release his sophomore album Art Of Conversation at Ginger's Tavern (1662 Barrington St) in Halifax on July 28th.

Sherwood’s silky sounds have been healing heartaches and building fans all over the continent this year. This Halifax singer/songwriter was crowned grand prize winner of the California-based West Coast Songwriters' International Song Contest for his song, "Foolin' You" while "Dixieland Dirt Bovine" won the seventh place ribbon. His self-titled 2005 debut CD garnered nominations for Nova Scotia Music Week 2006 Pop/Rock Recording of the Year, Toronto Independent Music Awards 2006 Best out of Area Act and was named Featured Album of the Week by CBC Radio One's Freestyle. Sherwood was also a semi-finalist in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition for his tune “Foolin' You.”

Sherwood’s sound is an eclectic mix of catchy, heart-breaking melodies and intricate guitar playing with a throwback to his jazz roots. Sherwood fuses contemporary song styles with a Maritime spin and the result encompasses the humor and heartbreak of an East Coast son with the soul of a jazz musician.

Born and raised in Halifax, Sherwood emerged in the mainstream circuit with the Charlottetown-based swing band, The Jive Kings, and landed a 2001 East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Award for best jazz group. He has shared the stage with artists like Natalie McMaster, Measha Brueggergosman, Bruce Guthro and Canadian folk legend Valdy. Now as a front-man, Sherwood has waisted no time gaining recognition as a solid songwriter and performer.  

Come join Ian Sherwood for the release of his second album Art Of Conversation.


WHEN: Saturday, July 28th—9 pm

WHERE: Ginger's Tavern, 1662 Barrington St. Halifax

COST: $10 in advance at CD Plus in the Halifax Shopping Centre and $12 at the door

PLAYERS: Konrad Pluta on keys, Scott Ferguson on drums, Brad Davidge on guitar, Paul Veinot on bass, Chris Mitchell on saxophone and Amy Soloway on backing vocals.

HOST: Comedian/Writer and radio Hal FM personality Candy Palmater

CONTACT:  321contact@iansherwood.com
902-240-7278 
www.iansherwood.com
www.myspace.com/ian_sherwood
Jul 20, 2007
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RECORDS: Self-titled - Ian Sherwood (2005), Art Of Conversation (2007)
BAND: Ian Sherwood (Guitar & Vocals), Konrad Pluta (Keyboard), Scott Ferguson (Drums), Amy Soloway (Background Vocals), Brad Davidge (Guitar), Paul Vienot (Bass)
LINKS: www.iansherwood.com www.myspace.com/ian_sherwood
ARTIST'S BIO
“Traditional singer/songwriter style at it's essence.”

-Cameron Phillips, host of CBC's 'Freestyle'

“You know that Silk Soy Milk? The chocolate kind? That's what his voice sounds like.”

-Shaun Majumder, Comedian


Ian Sherwood's music is an eclectic mix of catchy, heart-breaking melodies, intricate guitar playing with a slight throw-back to Sherwood's jazz roots. He fuses contemporary song styles with his Atlantic heritage and the result is intelligent and soulful. He has shared the stage with artists like Natalie McMaster, Measha Brueggergosman, Bruce Guthro and Canadian folk legend Valdy, and is quickly gaining recognition as a solid front-man and lyricist.

With the release of his self-titled debut album in September 2005, Ian burst onto the Halifax singer/songwriter scene with humble fury. He gained momentum in the Maritimes with nominations for Nova Scotia Music Week 2006 Pop/Rock Recording of the Year, then on a national level with a nomination for the Toronto Independent Music Awards 2006 Best out of Area Act and being named Featured Album of the Week (Dec. 5th – 9th, 2005) by CBC's Radio One's Freestyle, and then internationally by making it to the semi-finals of the 2006 International Songwriting Competition and winning the grand prize in the 2007 West Coast Songwriter's Association out of California.

Born and raised in Halifax, Ian emerged in the mainstream circuit with the Charlottetown-based swing band, The Jive Kings, and landed a 2001 East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Award for best jazz group. After studying jazz improvisation and composition in Halifax with saxophonists Chris Mitchell and Don Palmer, Ian moved to Toronto and continued his studies with fellow Maritimer and Juno Award winner, Kirk MacDonald. While in the Big Smoke he cut his teeth on the jazz scene and earned a respectable position among his peers as a composer and saxophonist.

Drawing inspiration from other songwriters like Bruce Cockburn, Bruce Hornsby and Craig Northey, Ian can't help but acknowledge the influence of jazz greats like John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Pat Metheny, and Bela Fleck on his music.

"I spent years listening to nothing but jazz music, studying standard song form and what-not. I'm sure it has no choice but show up in my music."

Sherwood's music is defined by attitude and sincere passion, not genre.

"I always try to keep in mind what Duke Ellington said, 'There are only two types of music; good and bad.'"

Ian is set to release his sophomore album “Art Of Conversation” in July 2007.