|Born||August 12, 1982|
|Origin||Burlington, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||punk rock, rock and roll|
|Associated acts||This Is The Noise The Artist Life, Jersey, The Fullblast|
Ian Blackwood (born August 12, 1982) is a Canadian musician and actor known for being the vocalist/guitarist of the Toronto-based punk rock band The Artist Life, and for playing Kyle Bateman on the CTV teen hit Instant Star. He now fronts the rock and roll band This Is The Noise, and is a technician for the band, Walk Off The Earth.
Blackwood started playing guitar at the age of 11, originally taught by his father Michael Blackwood. He started his first band at age 14 called Otherwise Known As. Blackwood grew up in the Greater Toronto Area (905) underground music scene playing in many bands, most notably as a drummer for Jersey a guitarist for The Fullblast, and guitar and backup vocals for the band Always Outnumbered. Blackwood graduated from Lord Elgin High School (which has since changed its name to Robert Bateman) in June 2000, and attended Capilano College in Vancouver B.C. but left after one semester of studying film productions/screen writing and acting.
Blackwood is a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Arts. (ACTRA). He owns a recording Studio called LimeGreen Studio in Mississauga, Ontario having recorded and mixed Sarah Blackwood's first solo album Way Back Home among other projects.
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Traynor Speaker Cabinets
Fender Jazzmaster and Telecaster guitars
Gibson Hollow Body and Les Paul Junior guitars
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