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Ian Peres

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Ian Peres
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Ian Peres playing bass with Wolfmother on tour in Munich in 2016.
Background information
Origin Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Genres Hard rock, stoner rock, neo-psychedelia, blues rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Modular, Universal, Interscope, Island
Associated acts Wolfmother, Ash Grunwald, Jarryd James, Xavier Rudd

Ian Peres is an Australian rock musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is the bassist and keyboardist of the hard rock band Wolfmother. Peres joined the band in January 2009 as Andrew Stockdale found new members after Chris Ross and Myles Heskett quit in 2008. The same year that Peres joined Wolfmother, the band released their second studio album Cosmic Egg.[1]


In an interview with Toazted in 2011, Stockdale revealed that former drummer Dave Atkins had suggested Ian Peres when the band were looking for a bassist. Peres responded by saying that he was "very excited by the prospect of playing with a band that he had always admired in the past."[2] Peres has played bass and keyboards in both Cosmic Egg and New Crown; the band's second and third albums respectively. Peres contributed towards the engineering, editing and audio mixing in New Crown along with Kevin Garcia Fernandez.

In between the release of the band's second and third studio album, Peres worked with bandmate Andrew Stockdale for the release of his debut solo record Keep Moving, which was originally intended to be a Wolfmother record. During this period, the band briefly split up before cancelling Stockdale's tour for his solo album and within a few months of the release of the record, Wolfmother was reformed.[3] Peres recorded bass, organ, piano and banjo, whilst also contributing with Pro Tools editing on Keep Moving.

After the release of New Crown in 2014, Wolfmother released their fourth studio album Victorious in February 2016. With Stockdale recording bass on all tracks of the album, Peres contributed with only organ tracks. However, he toured with the band during their worldwide Gypsy Caravan Tour of their newly released album, where he performed backing vocals for the first time during his ongoing reign with Wolfmother.

In recent years, Peres has toured and performed with musicians including Jarryd James, Ash Grunwald and Xavier Rudd. [4] [5] [6]


Peres plays Korg keyboards, primarily a Korg CX-3.[7] He has also been seen playing Mosrite and Fender bass guitars. He mostly plays the Fender Precision Bass.[8]


Studio albums
with Wolfmother
with Andrew Stockdale


  1. ^ "All Access: Wolfmother". 18 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wolfmother interview with Andrew Stockdale and Ian Peres by Toazted part 1". 18 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Smith, Sarah (12 July 2013). "Stockdale revives Wolfmother two months after "split"". FasterLouder. Junkee Media. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Jarryd James - Do You Remember (live on triple j), Triple J, 16 July 2015, retrieved 16 April 2018 
  5. ^ Ash toys with his roots, The Herald, 12 August 2015, retrieved 16 April 2018 
  6. ^ "Tonight's the night, playing my first ever show with @xavierruddofficial", Ian Peres - via Instagram account, 12 April 2018, retrieved 16 April 2018 
  7. ^ "KORG All Access: Ian Peres of Wolfmother talks about his KORG keyboards". 18 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "TalkBass- What bass is Ian Peres from Wolfmother playing in these pictures???". 13 May 2013.