NEWS




Welcome!

Things are going great with my new record, Yes Man. Thanks very much for listening and spreading the word. Please keep it going! Also, a big thanks to all of the media and radio folks who have be supporting the project.

Really looking forward to this album release tour in May and June. Please have a look in the shows section and come out and see me/us if we’re in a town near you!

You can order physical CDs or the digital versions by clicking on the tabs next to the album cover(s). I’m always happy to sign CDs before I put them in the mail. Just hit me up on social media right after you make your purchase!

Heading to Nashville and Muscle Shoals after Easter for 11 days of writing, then directly to the ECMAs in Saint John, NB. I’m be opening for Matt Andersen at the ECMA big ticket. Always fun to see and hear Matt…such a great guy and a monster talent!

The ECMAs are such a great opportunity to do some business and catch up with all the musicians and industry that you don’t get t see a lot throughout the year.

I’ve posted a bunch of short video trailers about the process of making the record. You can check them out by clicking on the link to my YouTube channel at the top of the page in the ‘social links’ area.

Please take a minute and follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep in touch. You can always email me if you have any questions…or just want to say hello.
Thanks for stopping by,
Ian




“Can’t Remember Never Loving You”, co-written by Ian Janes and Byron Hill, was featured in the mid-season finale of the CMT TV show “Nashville”.

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Biography

biophoto2014Ian Janes is one of the best songwriters from the East Coast, like, ever…- Bob Mersereau

“Yes Man est le fruit d’un artiste en pleine possession de ses moyens.”
(“Yes Man is the fruit of an artist in full possession of his means.”)
– Journal de Montreal

A confident, and soulful record, Yes Man creatively mixes Ian’s deepest influences and experiences. It is a combination of singularly written songs, as well as collaborations with other great writers from across North America. The album includes co-writes with Andy Stochansky (Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Shannon Noll), Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, James Bay, Christina Aguilera) Lee Ann and Daryl Burgess (Irma Thomas, Colin James, Patty Loveless) and iconic Canadian songwriter, Joel Plaskett.

The first single from the album, “Broken Record”, has been receiving regular play from CBC, Clic Franco, Sirius XM, and Stingray radio, and has kept Ian busy with interviews and in-studio performances.

This record is packed with great musical performances including: drummers John O’Reilly Jr. (Fun, Mandy Moore, Jason Mraz) and Jano Rix (Zack Brown Band, The Wood Brothers, Buddy Miller), bassist Nicholas D’Amato (Lizz Wright) and pedal steel from Russ Pahl (Elton John, Ray Lamontagne, John Hiatt). As usual Ian contributed all lead vocals, guitars and plenty of his own background vocals along with appearances from some of his favourite singers: Muzz Marshall, Reeny Smith and Owen Lee.

Maclean’s magazine named Ian one of 100 Canadians to watch, he has performed on the nationally televised ‘East Coast Music Awards’ show, CBC Radio’s ‘Canada Live’ and ‘Definitely Not The Opera’. He has been nominated for 5 ECMA awards to date and won ‘record of the year” and the Music Nova Scotia Awards. His songs have been featured in Thom Fitzgerald’s internationally acclaimed film, The Event; CBC-TV drama, North/South; the Anchor Bay Entertainment picture, Hiding and the hit U.S Series “Nashville”

With Yes Man, Janes continues his pattern of consistently creating music with depth and musicality. Through every track you can clearly hear the confidence and individuality that comes from experience, combined with the fire and vitality of an artist at the top of his game.

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