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Biography

  • Born

    17 June 1954 (age 66)

  • Born In

    Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

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 Hamburg-based band Lake. He was the singer and bassist of Lake until 1974 and again in the year 2002. 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" selling around six million singles.

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:
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)

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