Ian Cussick

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Ian Cussick (born 17 June 1954) is a singer-songwriter from Dundee, Scotland. After leaving school at the age of fifteen, Cussick formed several local bands, with moderate success. In 1973, he answered an advertisement in Melody Maker for a "singer wanted", and flew to Germany to work with the popular showband Lake. He was the singer and bassist of Lake until 1974 and again in the year 2002.[1] Two years later, he was a member of Linda and the Funky Boys, who scored a hit with the early disco song "Shame Shame Shame",[2] which sold around six million singles.[3]

Ian Cussick went on to record twelve solo albums, two EP's and four Live albums over a period of thirty years.

The most famous songs are "Meet Me by the Water", "Wonderlove", a homage to Stevie Wonder, and "The Supernatural". He also worked extensively on other productions, including "RAM Pietsch - Norwegian Wood" which featured the Munich Symphony Orchestra, and the vocalists Dan McCafferty, Mary Hopkin, and Maggie Reilly.

He is a prolific songwriter, and has written hits for other artists, including "Call Me Up" ("Talisman" in the Spanish version) for the female duo Baccara in 1987. "Call Me Up" reached the top 5 in the Spanish charts and the top 40 in Germany. At present, Ian Cussick is part owner in IceBerg Media & Records based in Austin, Texas, USA - from where he works exclusively.

Discography[edit]

  • 1978 Ian Cussick
  • 1980 Right Through The Heart
  • 1981 Hypertension
  • 1983 Danger in the Air
  • 1983 Best Cuts (LP - Sampler)
  • 1985 The Great Escape
  • 1986 Treasure Island
  • 1988 Ram Pietsch feat. Ian Cussick & Maggie Reilly - Beatles Tribute Album (EP)
  • 1989 Love Is The System
  • 1990 The Voice From Scotland – Live
  • 1991 Runaway Train
  • 1991 Forever
  • 1991 Best Cuts (CD - Sampler)
  • 1992 A Bridge So Far
  • 1993 Necromancer
  • 1995 Live at the Fabrik Hamburg
  • 2000 Rock Beim Bund (Live)
  • 2004 29-12-03 Live in Hamburg
  • 2004 Ian Cussick On DVD Live (DVD)
  • 2008 Urban Midnight
  • 2008 L.O.V.E. Spells Love (Sampler)
  • 2008 Powerboat Racing (EP)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official new page of Lake
  2. ^ Wendorff, Simone (29 December 2009). "Ian Cussick in der Fabrik" (in German). Altona. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  3. ^ myspace.com: Biography of Ian Cussick (German)

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