Ian Sandercoe is an original Australian songwriter; he has been writing, recording and performing for over 20 years. Ian has performed across the nation, beginning in Sydney, with stints in Newcastle, Melbourne and a touring list of venues across Australia and internationally. After a string of successful shows, Ian has slipped into the shoes of music success stories. With his renewed success he is enjoying a life without restriction traveling across the nation performing his unique music style.
I SMELL THE VEIN OF ALL… I WANT FOR LOVE TO FALL LIKE THE FROST, SO WE WILL BE STILL AND LISTEN AND FEEL AND KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE REAL...Ian Sandercoe 2004
EARLY YEARS... He is best known for his colossal vocal ability and his rich song writing skill. Trained by his mother to sing as a young boy, he gained confidence in performing live by participating in concerts his father produced from the Sydney Opera House, Myer Music Bowl and the Sydney Entertainment Centre. He joined his first band Not That Light as a teenager and his music interests escalated from there. Ian began writing songs at around 15 and over the years moved further towards the full rock sounds.
Joining rock cover band Raiding Party in Newcastle NSW, the band performed over 200 shows in a year. During this period Ralph Carr (Kate Cebrano/Vanessa Amorossi / Tina Arena / S2S / Rick Price / Invertigo) of Standard Records met with Ian and he began writing new material. The result was Joshua Brave, a band that performed live with a huge fan base up the east coast of Australia. The album ‘Slave To None’ was produced by Jim Bonnefond (Hall & Oats and Meatloaf). The single charted at #1 for over eight weeks in Newcastle, Australia and won the Listeners Choice’ category at the NewFM Rock awards in 1992, the track ‘Been There’ has been re-recorded for the album Earthday.
Ian began writing songs for the Earthday album over ten years ago. Media has described his music style as Post-Modern Folk-Rock. This music writing is foresight to the current interest in the environment and state of the peoples of the globe. Earthday covers topics from social imbalance, disharmony and the search for truth and balance globally. With digital technology and the sharing of information people are now fully able to look outside the square and contribute towards their local community, state, national and international communities.
Ian Sandercoe live provides a breathtaking insightful musical journey into our world and it's people as perceived by Ian. Global messages expressed throughout the sets, pure hair-raising tunes with foundation and substance. Ian delivers each show with an abundance of passion and soul frolicking ambiance.
The Earthday album will take you on a journey, with 15 songs ranging in style from intense rock ballads to thought provoking songs.
ALBUM EARTHDAY…is a unique collection of contemporary Australian rock songs written by Ian Sandercoe and includes co writes with amongst others Robert Pardė.
Robert Pardė is a well-known Australian song writer from Melbourne. His most successful tracks include ‘Wasn’t It Good’ which featured on Tina Arena’s album ‘Don’t Ask’, selling over a million copies. Robert won the prestigious APRA ‘Song of the Year’ title for the track. Robert has written songs for many Australian artists, including ‘Shine’ for Vanessa Amorossi. ‘Shine’ has been Vanessa’s highest selling single and won the APRA ‘Most Performed’ award for Robert in 2000. Robert is one of Australia’s most sought after pop writers and continues to write and collaborate with many of Australia’s top artists.
I KNOW THE SUN WILL COME AND HEAL US ONE BY ONE, WARMING SOULS FROM THEIR SLEEP, INVITING LOVE TO REAP...Ian Sandercoe 2005
RESCUE ME...made in 2005 the video clip for Rescue Me from the Earthday album was filmed in Ballarat. Produced, directed and filmed by Ian, the clip features Melissa Van Zeist, Robert Parde and Kim Ditchfield.
The Rescue Me video clip was released on July 15, 2006 during a regional event in Australia. Ian performed for invited guests and an enthusiastic audience following the DanceV Australian Contemporary Dance & Vocal Showcase.
DanceV was devised by Ian and Darren Disney. The DanceV Workshop supports performers and music technicians all over Australia, who have a passion for dancing, singing, entertaining and involving themselves in the Australian Music Industry...
Touring throughout 2006 saw Ian Sandercoe travelling the East Coast of Australia. Playing in some of the finer establishments for music fans, a unique experience for all. Touring is a period where original material is performed, new songs are inspired and it became a great opportunity to connect with long distance fans. As the environmental discussion and destitution of third world countries come to the front of mainstream press, the album Earthday after eight years finally finds it's place.
Early 2007 was spent writing new material for both a new album and a stage show to present the material. The new album is upbeat, energy driven and inspired by feedback from the public. Taking a step into the positive world, where people can communicate. With the internet now in many homes and businesses, a vision for the future encompasses positive, life changing and a fresh approach to society.
New projects in 2007 see inclusion in the Australian feature film MeatPie by Rayon Productions. Directed by Garnet Mae. Writer of Meatpie are Peter Furst and Garnet Mae. The Cast of MeatPie includes: Joanne Ashton, Trevor and Aphrodite (formerly from the Australian Big Brother television series), John Boxer (Fat Pizza), Trevor Butler, Sandy Gutman, Paul He, Ed Kavalee and Gabby Millgate (Muriel's Wedding). The film is Produced by Peter Furst and Garnet Mae with Isy Oliver.
Cinematography by Frank Hammond and Rob Schreiber sound department. This film appears to be the Australian version of the hit American Pie. The movie revolves around four friends who attend a B&S Ball in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales Australia.
Ian continues to work on commercial music production projects, stage show development and new and original compositions for Ian Sandercoe's collection of songs.
Get more information about Ian Sandercoe at the website: IanSandercoe.com