A Persian rug of music and words where threads of jazz and folk, poetry and harmony weave intricately around each other to form a deeply textured whole. The movements of time and seasons, of changes in perception and emotion, are themes that bind this work together.
Drawing from diverse and global influences, Ian M Perry creates richly imaginative and soulful songs. His expressive, jazz-tinged voice, multi-layered guitar style and evocative lyrics are captivatingly original and flowing. A musician,writer and artist since childhood, Ian has been developing and refining these art-forms throughout his life and graduated in 2013 with an M.A. in Fine Art.
After many years spent performing around his hometown of Bristol, at festivals (including Glastonbury) and internationally (Spain, Italy, New York), in 2015 Ian began the process of recording his songs and creating albums. Stripped back to just voice and nylon string guitar this project has so far yielded six albums, with a seventh (“Various Journeys”) featuring the beautiful harmony vocals of Laura Iseley.
Ian's lyrics and story-telling reflect his inner life and its connection with the world around: Movements of time and seasons, changes in perception and emotions, relationships with life, love and meaning – these are the recurrent themes in his work, and the result is a touching and deep music that transports listeners.
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