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Django: Ian M Lindsay
Ian M Lindsay
Lead vocals / Banjo/ acoustic guitars & guitar synthesiser/ Blues harp.

Django was born into a musical family on April 11th 1967, in Sefton, Merseyside (or Lancashire as it was then). He performed in front of an audience for the first time at the age of seven, with his father, an accomplished singer and Jazz pianist.

At the age of eleven, he became a child soprano with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Subsequent Philharmonic Hall concerts were broadcast live on BBC Radio3 including: Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' and Benjamin Britten's 'Spring Symphony'.

Studied music at Liverpool University. Performed / wrote / produced songs around the Liverpool music circuit 1987-1994. During this period, in 1993 his own band 'The Green Room' were voted top live original act by The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (L.I.P.A) and represented England in the Keele Rock festival in Germany. The band were runners up in the Northern Songwriters of the year awards in the same year.

Between May and September 1994 as an actor and musician, Django co-starred in Bill Kenwright's hit stage show "Imagine - The John Lennon story", portraying Paul McCartney.
"His angelic tones and precise harmonies capture the essence of a youthful Paul McCartney"
- The Stage 1994
The following year he repeated the role In Fred Lawless's production of the musical comedy "Best" at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.
"The only five star review at the Everyman this year!"
- Joe Riley, Arts Editor, The Liverpool Echo

With acclaimed theatre shows under his belt and utilizing his experiences over the last 21 years, he wrote, scored, directed and starred in his own touring stage musical: "The Moptops".

To date he has made appearances on T.V's "The Bill", "Brookside" and in the film "Elizabeth". In between his session recording, writing and production work for other artists, several performances were made on BBC, Sky, Cable and CNN.

Over the last few years he's been busy:
  • writing a novel: "Back to where it all began",
  • re-drafting a highly praised collection of poetry and prose: "Fit, for human consumption",
  • completing a new album of original songs - "Absinth makes the heart grow fonder".

Ian also offers his professional services:
  • *Music Consultancy*
  • *Songwriting*
  • *Arrangement*
  • *Production*
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