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Ian Maidman

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Ian Maidman is a producer, writer and instrumentalist currently based in London. His career in music began in the early 1970s as a bass player. After a year signed to Phonogram Ian had a successful stint as a recording engineer working with Marc Bolan and T Rex, Steve Marriot and Jeff Beck. He moved into the session field as a musician, mainly specializing in bass but also playing guitar, keyboards, drums and percussion recording and touring with artists including Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Shakespears Sister, Murray Head, David Sylvian, George Clinton, Boy George, The Proclaimers. He collaborated co-writing songs for Boy George and on a project with Guesch Patti.

Ian has produced albums by Paul Brady, Murray Head, Annie Whiehead and the Dutch/African band Pili Pili amongst others. He has performed with the Penguin Café Orchestra since 1985. While on tour with PCO he met his partner Annie Whitehead.

Ian and Annie, together with Harry Beckett and Liam Genockey formed “Rude” – a jazz/funk/rock/ska improvisation project. Recently Ian has worked on a project based on the music of Robert Wyatt. He is currently recording and touring with Paul Brady.

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