Ian Eanes (US)
Paiste Artist Since Jun 2008
New York native Ian Eanes began performing at the age of five in a church for the youth choir. Within a few years, he began playing for the adult church choir. During his high school years, Ian played in the marching band, jazz ensemble, orchestra band, in addition to working on his own projects. Ian also performed in the city sneaking out of his house to play in clubs around town late at night.
Ian quotes, “The reason why I have a love for drums is because they kept me out of trouble. As a kid growing up in New York City, the surroundings around me were pretty crazy and kids can easily be pushed in the wrong direction. So music, (especially drums) became my only way of escape from all the insanity around me. It’s the love for the drums that got me to where I am at today playing as a professional.”
Ian is currently working with Grammy award winning R&B artist Ashanti, performing on prime time TV shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Regis and Kelly, and Good Morning America. Ian can be heard on AOL Sessions, Pepsi Smash with Yahoo Music, Myspace release party and many other live, internet and televised events.
When not working with Ashante Ian performs all over the world with “Serious About Music” which is an independent Gospel label. They have performed concerts throughout the United States, and have played on The Bobby Jones Gospel Show on BET,