Ian Ball

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Ian Ball
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Ian Ball at the Beautiful Days Festival, Devon
18 August 2006
Background information
Birth name Ian Thomas Ball
Born (1975-10-19) 19 October 1975 (age 39)
Southport, England, UK
Genres Indie rock, Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1990 – present
Associated acts Gomez, Operation Aloha

Ian Thomas Ball[1] (born 19 October 1975, Southport[2])[3] is an English singer songwriter, most notable for being part of the indie rock band Gomez, sharing lead vocals and guitars. He has also performed and released a solo recording.[4] He is also a member of the 14 piece supergroup Operation Aloha along with fellow Gomez member Olly Peacock.[5]

Ball composed the score for the award winning 2007 indie film La Cucina, and performed as a session musician on Cheap Trick's 2009 album/DVD Sgt. Pepper Live.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Ball biodata, swedishcharts.com; accessed 10 August 2014
  2. ^ Ball profile, findmypast.co.uk; accessed 10 August 2014.
  3. ^ "It was Ball's 33rd birthday", 19 October 2008; accessed 10 August 2014.
  4. ^ Jim Farber (28 October 2007). "'Who goes there?' Singer, songwriter Ian Ball". NY Daily News. Retrieved 20 June 2008. 
  5. ^ Gomez listing, 53degrees.net; accessed 10 August 2014.