My Story

“Music is from the heart, it enables me to express myself without limits or boundaries” Ever since Ian Lane was born in Florida, at a very early age, he has been writing, playing and singing. After receiving a guitar at the age of 10 he learned a few chords and he was hooked. Ian started playing in clubs and bars before he was legally old enough to drink and over the past 40 years he has played for audiences all over Northeast Ohio, Southern Michigan and Western Pennsylvania, along with numerous gigs throughout the US and even England.As an accomplished acoustic guitarist, Ian performs songs from artists such as Paul Simon, Jim Croce and his personal favorite, Harry Chapin. He also enjoys playing an eclectic range of songs from all eras and styles from blues to Broadway musicals.Using his skills as a retired electronic engineer, Ian Lane pioneered the use of electronic effects, custom built designs, and midi sequences to accentuate his music. He is the owner of Island Dreams Music recording studio where he can be found arranging old songs and backing tracks, writing new songs and coming up with new ways of presenting his music.

Customer Raves

"Ian and his wife were both wonderful. They came early to set up and picked the perfect spot. They kept the festive atmosphere going with the Jimmy Buffett songs as well as other fun party music. It definitely made our event. Thank you!"- 
Mary Kay D

."Ian is a lot of fun!! Ian performed at our annual 'Buffett Bash' event and exceeded all expectations. He played a wide variety of Buffett classics and several of Jimmy's lesser known gems. He was extremely flexible, accommodating to the crowd's requests and put on a great show in spite of the rain!! Everyone had a blast. We would definitely recommend Ian." Andrew T.

"Ian was wonderful!! We had a hot day with no shade and Ian's performance was fantastic. I would hire Ian again. "- Josh J.

​"Ian Lane is a fabulous entertainer. My assisted living residents really enjoyed hearing his beach music and watching him perform. We will definitely be inviting him back!"
Stephanie B.