Hello Everyone

So my record is finally done…well…the music part! Just getting started on photos, artwork, marketing and touring plans. Street Date is January 27th, 2017. I’ll keep you all updated as the plans shape up.

Just back from a great trip to Nashville. Now I’m trying to demo the 8 tunes I wrote…which is made more complicated by the fact that my studio is in total upheavel. I’m building a new one in my basement while juggling the work involved in releasing a record, family life, etc. etc. So needless to say, progress is slow!

I’ve started a Facebook musician page to keep folks up to date as the plan for my record release comes together. Please click here and hit ‘like’ to keep in touch: @ianjanesmusic

Links to my Youtube channel and Twitter are at the top of the page. You can always email me if you have any questions…or just want to say hello. All of the albums are available on iTunes and CD Baby.

Thanks for stopping by,


“…..a tremendous, soulful effort”
-East Coast Music with Bob Mersereau“Piece of Mine is piece of pure gold”
-CBC Radio 2

biophoto2014Ian Janes is a singer, songwriter and guitarist with soul. Drawing from years of experience across all genres of music, his songs have depth and relevance, performed with effortless musicality.

Janes’ debut recording, Occasional Crush, was released in the fall of 1998. The critical praise came almost immediately. Maclean’s magazine named him one of 100 Canadians to watch. He performed on the nationally televised East Coast Music Awards show in 2000 and was nominated for three awards.

Janes continued his pattern of success with his second offering, As It Seems (2002). It was nominated for two East Coast Music Awards, named Record of the Year by Music Nova Scotia, and featured in Thom Fitzgerald’s internationally acclaimed film, The Event. As It Seems featured Janes’ clever layered guitars, top notch songs and heavy grooves from guest drummer Omar Hakim (David Bowie, Sting, Miles Davis).

After a few years off to write and start a family, Janes released another collection of impeccably crafted songs. Piece of Mine (2010) is a close musical snapshot of Janes’ rich, seasoned voice, distinctive guitar playing, and beautiful writing. A live performance of the record was recorded as part of CBC Halifax’s Studio H Sessions and broadcast nationally on the CBC radio program, Canada Live. Music from Piece of Mine was also featured in CBC-TV drama, North/South and the Anchor Bay Entertainment picture, Hiding.

Ian is performing regularly and writing material for a new record. He is currently making regular trips to Toronto, Los Angeles and Nashville to co-write. Trips to LA in spring of 2015 saw him co- write several songs with Andy Stochansky (Goo Goo Dolls, Shannon Noll, Eden’s Edge) and Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, Natalie Imbruglia, Christina Aguilera). In March of 2015 Janes travelled to Nashville to write with Byron Hill (Ray Charles, George Strait, Brooks and Dunn, Dionne Warwick) and John Capek (Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Isaac Hayes).

Janes’ fourth album will be released in early 2016.