Ian B MacLEOD (1997)

Ian B MacLeod

Born in Ipswich, England, January 25th

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 inducted into Tamworth's "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 Jackson, Tennessee 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 five decades.

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 Mildura, Vic.

2002 - Two of the singles were lifted from the album, "Waterfall" & "Mountain Lowry Call", and are still enjoying airplay on numerous radio stations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK, Canada & 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 Eltham Town Hall in Taranaki, New Zealand.

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.