Ian McGettigan

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Ian McGettigan
Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass, vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels Elektra Records, Sonic Unyon Records
Associated acts Thrush Hermit
Camouflage Nights

Ian McGettigan is a Canadian rock musician and producer. He was the bassist and a singer and songwriter for Thrush Hermit.


McGettigan toured through Canada and the United States with Thrush Hermit. The band released two EPs on Murderecords, Smart Bomb and Great Pacific Ocean. They signed to the American label Elektra Records and released their full length Sweet Homewrecker. Their 1999 album Clayton Park, on Sonic Unyon Records, was their most successful album, both critically and commercially.[citation needed]

Following Thrush Hermit's break-up, McGettigan produced and contributed to a number of acts and projects, including Joel Plaskett Emergency,[1] Peter Elkas,[2] Jewish Legend,[3] and Two Hours Traffic.[4]

McGettigan recorded and performed with Thrush Hermit's Rob Benvie in the band Camouflage Nights. The band played at a number of festivals.[5][6][7] Their debut album, some of which was recorded as early as 2004, includes musical contributions by Buck 65, Feist, and Matt Murphy.[8] Although recording wrapped up in 2008, it was not released until 2012.[9][10]


  1. ^ Armstrong, Kenneth (2008-10-18). "Emergency at Great Northern Conference Center and Resort". Sault Ste. Marie: SooNews.ca. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  2. ^ McDonald, Neil (2005-09-09). "Peter Elkas on Tour". Soul Shine Magazine. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  3. ^ Rayner, Ben (2007-02-15). "Jewish Legend in his own time". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  4. ^ McGuirk, William (2007-07-20). "An interview with Two Hours Traffic". Metroland Durham Region Media Group. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  5. ^ "CMJ Day 3 – A recap in Pictures", BrooklynVegan , September 17, 2005
  6. ^ " Pop Montreal". The Scene, Tue, Apr 17, 2007
  7. ^ "The Scene: Canadian Music Week shows that rocked Toronto last week". Now Toronto, March 13, 2008
  8. ^ "Camouflage Nights Camouflage Nights". Exclaim!, By Daniel Sylvester Apr 24, 2012
  9. ^ Hudson, Alex (2012-03-02). "Thrush Hermit Offshoot Camouflage Nights Ropes in Feist, Buck 65, Sloan's Chris Murphy for Long-Delayed Debut LP". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  10. ^ "Hiawatha Language". Exclaim!, By Daniel Sylvester Sep 27, 2012