Ian Kellett has been playing the guitar since he was 14. By 16 he even had a guitar amplifier, and he was unstoppable. However he stopped after playing lots of heavy metal in rural village halls to tiny audiences with their fingers in their ears. So he packed his bags and headed to the bright lights of London and studied a Music Technology Degree to broaden his skills. It was here that he encountered the early binary computer and the birth of the software that would later help him record Bracken and Andy some 15 years into the future.
He programmed hiphop for up and coming West London rappers, recorded indie bands to analogue tape and collected other peoples unwanted dusty recording equipment that would wield strange and powerful sonic results.
A position arose playing guitar for Iceland’s Emiliana Torrini which lead him to perform with her band in venues all over the world and eventually encounter her pianist, one Andy Nunn.
During those 15 years he shared hotel rooms across the globe with Andy and they played chess in almost every coffee shop in the world. Andy normally wins but Andy also gets more upset when he loses so it was always worth Ian persevering for that effect.
Ian extended his musical repertoire of instruments from guitar to Pedal Steel, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukelele, Bass, Drum Kit, Piano, Double Bass, Onmi Chord, Synths, drum Machines, Ocarina etc.
And he went on to collaborate and share a stages with artists such as Guy Garvey, Cerys Matthews, Suggs, Ed Hardcourt, Liela Moss, Terry Hall, Sarah Cracknell, Nellie Hooper, John Illsley , Tim Burgess, Lou Rhodes, Ed Laurie, Gary Lucas, John Niven, Mark Ronson, Damien Rice, Amy MacDonald and many more.
He now runs a studio in West London writing and recording music with new artists, composing music for film & TV, teaching School Of Rock to secondary school musicians, and capturing and mixing the sounds of SingSongAlong.