IAN & THE DREAM
ROCK - Alternative
Ian and The Dream: The Story
In 2008, two high school best friends began embarking on their dream. Sure, they
already had been active in Milwaukee’s music scene: front man Ian Ash won the
Summerfest Pepsi Talent Search performing an original song at age 13. Bassist
Chivo had already cut his teeth playing hard rock in several projects. But after seeing
an opportunity to compete for a major label record deal, Ian & The Dream were formed.
Competing in Bodog’s Battle of the Bands, Ian & The Dream were named “Best Milwaukee
Band,” landing them performances in front of larger crowds such as the Metro and House
of Blues in Chicago. Ian Ash won the title “Top Singer” at Waukesha County Fair, earning
him an opening performance with the Beach Boys. When Grammy award-winning Beach Boy
Bruce Johnston praised Ian’s performance, the band knew they were ready to reach higher
in pursuit of their dream.
Enter Stephen Short, Grammy award-winning record producer who was brought to the ban