• 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 April 24, June 26, Sept 4 and Nov 6 at the Mansfield Golf Club

    https://ianwbeer.bandcamp.com

    Recordings also available on: Spotify; Tidal; Itunes; Cdbaby

  • Current Album: Released on 5 Feb 2021

    This Life

    This Life

    Ian W. Beer

    Released 5 Feb 2021

    Recorded through 2020, an album dedicated to my lost mate Rebsy....life in all its many different facets......

    Bandcamp:

    https://ianwbeer.bandcamp.com

     

  • Current Releases

    Night Sky Burning

    Ian W. Beer

    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:

    CD Baby:

    https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/ianwbeer

     

    Bandcamp:

    https://ianwbeer.bandcamp.com

    ....a Little Faith

    Ian W. Beer

    Released in September 2017

    Recorded and produced in my home studio, ....a Little Faith is my second album.

    You can hear it on

     

    CD Baby:

    https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/ianwbeer2

     

    Bandcamp:

    https://ianwbeer.bandcamp.com

     

     

    Heart & Mind

    Ian W. Beer

    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:

    CD Baby:

    https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/ianwbeer

     

    Bandcamp:

    https://ianwbeer.bandcamp.com

  • LET'S CHAT

    southernskymusic@gmail.com

    +61 0417549889

    Melbourne, Australia

  • CONTACT ME! 

    Ian W. Beer @ Southern Sky Music

    Bonnie Doon Victoria
    +61 0417549889