Ian B MacLEOD (1997)
Born in Ipswich,
He came to Australia
in 1959 to sing Carl Perkins and Gene Pitney- style rockabilly.
1975 - Formed his own record
label, Bunyip, and has since started two others labels,
Rockabilly and Pinewood.
1997 - In January, Ian was
"Hands Of Fame",
1988 - The ultimate accolade
came when Ian recorded his seventh album "Thank You, Mr.
Perkins" - a tribute to the "King of Rockabilly", Carl Perkins -
who personally wrote from
to say, "I've listened to your album, man, I'm very impressed,
it sounds great...."
1998 - Following Carl Perkins
untimely death in January, Ian re-released the album on CD, &
with the support of his band, "Rockabilly Express" & "The Living
Dolls" has put together "Blue Suede Shoes" a wonderful tribute
show to Carl Perkins - The Godfather of Rockabilly.
2000 - June, inducted into the
"Hall of Fame" at the Wintersun Festival on the Gold Coast & in
October, 2000 into the
"International Rockabilly Hall of Fame"
more great milestones in a country music career that has spanned
2001 - Saw Ian step up his
touring, making several personal appearances at Country Music
Festivals, as well as major Clubs. His "Waterfall" album
received rave revues when it was released in September, 2001 at
the World's largest Independent Country Music Festival in
2002 - Two of the singles were
lifted from the album, "Waterfall" & "Mountain Lowry Call", and
are still enjoying airplay on numerous radio stations throughout
& the US.
2005 - Suring his tour of New
Zealand, Ian released a new album, "Blue Misty Mountains" which
includes eight Australian written songs, one of which, "The
Ellenborough Falls" was released in the US on a compilation CD &
consequently received massive airplay in Europe & Scandinavia
soaring to #1 on the Swedish Country Music Charts.
2008 - A regular performer at
Belrose Country Music Club in Sydney, Ian was honoured to accept
the role of Patron on the sad passing of Smoky Dawson.
2008 - Released his first DVD
that was filmed during a sell out concert at
2008 - In conjunction with his
ever-increasing popularity & an insatiable appetite from loyal
fans for new material, Ian has just released "Easy Lovin'", an
album of Slim Whitman classics & a second DVD, "Rockabilly
Party", a live performance filmed in Queensland
in October, featuring all his heroes from the 50's.