Ian Haywood has been an established musical entertainer since the mid 1980’s. He is an accomplished pianist who has worked in piano bars and hotels, at weddings and on cruise ships. He has worked as half of a duo and with bands, including soul and jazz outfits.
Ian is signed to Oakfield Records and has released his first album with the label, as well as his Christmas single for 2016 which has received radio airplay on several stations.
Ian is largely self-taught in classical piano, following on from his early grounding with the Trinity College of Music in the early 1970’s. Ian then turned his talents to playing by ear and later developed the art of music writing and composing. In 1992, he obtained a publishing deal with Bourne Music in London on the strength of song material that he had written.
In the last few years, Ian’s love of classical music has influenced him in the development of his own brand of atmospheric music composition in the form of a piano concerto, music for piano and violin, piano and clarinet, piano and cello, many short piano pieces, a 4-part jazz piece for a saxophone ensemble, and jazz-influenced piano music.
Ian has recently been writing and performing songs and making videos to promote his work.
He is based in Chelmsford, Essex.