Ian W. Beer
Southern Sky Music
Words & Music of Ian W. Beer
Welcome to my music....
Words, music and melody....
It was Barry Gibb, who sang ‘It’s only words, and words are all I have…..” And that was all I had, stacks of them! So I bought a guitar and set about rectifying the imbalance. Fast forward 5 years when I put Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland on my turntable, it not only changed my musical life it changed my weapon of choice to a Stratocaster copy. Then I went about finding like-minded musicians and bands were formed and broken. Names like Total Disregard then Firemen, playing the local Melbourne pub scene, giving my own songs an audience for the first time. The dream ended quite abruptly with marriage, children and the great Australian Mortgage but the seed was truly sown. Songs kept coming and it wasn’t until I again had space and time in my life that I started my musical career over, this time with an acoustic guitar and a love and appreciation of folk and country songs.
Four independent Cds, Heart and Mind in 2012 and ….a Little Faith in 2017, Night Sky Burning in 2019 and This Life in 2021 and a swag of songs in-between brings me to the present. I bury myself in my home studio, which is now into its 4th incarnation. Like many musicians I constantly straddle the many necessary rungs on the ladder to musical supremacy. Song writer, arranger, guitarist, bass player, percussionist, vocalist, backup vocalist, keyboard player, and the ever-evolving roles of producer, engineer, musical director and mastering engineer…..
After all this, I still get my greatest enjoyment, just sitting on the couch, strumming my guitar warbling out my latest number one! I think it was Paul Kelly in his documentary, “Stories of Me’’ who answered the question of where to now, by raising his index finger and saying: ‘’just one more, one more song…..’’ and that is how it is for me…
I have setup Southern Sky Music to introduce my songs as both a singer/performer and also for music publishing.
If you would like to contact me head to the Let's Chat tab.
There is nothing like the sound of an old, well-played Gibson....
Playing Sunday June 26, Sept 11 and Nov 6 at the Mansfield Golf Club
Recordings also available on: Spotify; Tidal; Itunes; Cdbaby
Black Dog, lifted from my forthcoming album Dry Creek Road.
You can hear it on Bandcamp.
New Album for 2022
I have finished recording my new album: Dry Creek Road, it will be released on August 6!
Hear a track: Blaze of Glory
Released 5 Feb 2021
Recorded through 2020, an album dedicated to my lost mate Rebsy....life in all its many different facets......
Night Sky Burning
Released in Nov 2019
Released towards the end of 2019, 3rd album, recorded and produced at Red Couch studio, Cape Paterson Victoria.
Available for digital download on all streaming services including Sportify/Tidal/Itunes as well as:
....a Little Faith
Released in September 2017
Recorded and produced in my home studio, ....a Little Faith is my second album.
You can hear it on
Heart & Mind
Released in Dec 2012
Heart & Mind, my debut album, recorded in my studio, mixed and mastered by Chris Sprake at Last Match Recordings.
You can hear it on:
Ian W. Beer @ Southern Sky Music
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