|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 photographer, musician/producer, and actor known for being the vocalist/guitarist of the now defunct Toronto-based punk rock band The Artist Life, and for playing Kyle Bateman on the CTV teen hit Instant Star. Past musical projects also include the band "The Posts" and "THIS IS THE NOISE." Blackwood was also a technician for the band, Walk Off The Earth.
Blackwood has been a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Arts ACTRA for over a decade and has been seen on many television and film productions such as Odd Squad (TVO), Heroes Reborn (NBC), Warehouse 13 (Syfy), Degrassi (CTV/EPITOME) and V Morgan Is Dead (Shaftesbury Films). He has also been featured in many Canadian and American commercial advertisements.
He owns a private recording studio called LimeGreen Studio in Mississauga, Ontario and has written music for CBC and its affiliate kids channel, CBC Kids. He also recorded and mixed Sarah Blackwood's first solo album Way Back Home among other projects.
Blackwood started playing guitar at the age of 11, originally taught by his father Michael Blackwood. He started his first band at age 14. 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, vocalist and guitarist for The Artist Life, and guitar and backup vocals for 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.