Ian Beert

Ian Beert

BandRockPop

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Biography

Sometimes we stumble upon the things that change our lives, sometimes they smack us right in the face. As he wandered into the rabbit hole of music during his suburban Chicago high school experience, Ian Beert found himself in a world he could not escape, and would never even think to try. Ian found in music what everyone does: the expression of feelings and experiences that transcends and connects everyone.

Ian discovered his talent as a 16-year old, surprising his friends with a warm, and powerful voice and a natural, smooth, and energetic ability at the guitar. Experimenting with all colors of music: classical, jazz, blues, pop, rock, hip-hop, and the jam-band scene, Beert started to create songs that captured the experiences of his life. Now as a 21- year old, the only difference is surprising musical maturity, a charming and familiar stage presence, and 5 more years of experiences with relationships, romance, struggle, perseverance, and faith.

Ian’s voice reaches listeners’ ears with the kind of graceful and catchy melodies that you scream at the top of your lungs while driving down the highway. Whether its through the speakers of your car, sitting around at a party with a few guitars, or on stage in front of an adoring crowd, Ian invites his audience in for a conversation on the “big stuff” in life: love, pain, goofin’ around, loss, laughter and hope.

"Music connects people unlike anything else,” says Beert, “there is something divine in it, and I have tasted of that, and I know pretty much everyone else has too. We all know those songs that make us feel alive, elevated, and connected. I mean who hasn’t caught themselves jumping around, dancing, and laughing all by themselves in their underwear during some song that just moves your soul? I mean its one of my favorite things to do. If I have lived like that, and written songs that make people do that, then I can’t ask for anything more.”

It is this down to earth, playful sincerity that distinguishes Ian, on and off the stage. This personality drips from his music and gets all over those who are graced by it. Regardless of the setting, listeners will have encountered something real and full of soul, and they will have gotten their face rocked off.

Lyrics

August

Written By: Ian Beert


It’s been three months since I've set my eyes on this place.
Rear view mirror of her car as we drive we drive away.
Five days later she takes the spotlight in the rear view.
The end of a sweet sweet season and start of something new.

But who knows how long, till I see her again.
Yea, who knows how long.

Said she’ll be comin round the mountain when she comes back to town.
Said its been so long, so long, so long, since I’ve seen her face.
Thinkin' back to times we had and nights we spent just starin' up at his stars.
I look and see that August ain’t here and she’s so far.

Three months later back from California into this town.
Somethin' bout the mountains and the stars it just reminds me, of the two of us.
And how love has taken us and breakin' us and just wrapped us up in his arms.
And how we’re just along for the ride, come on.

Said she’ll be comin' round the mountain when she comes back to town.
Said it's been so long, so long, so long, since I’ve seen her face.
Thinkin' back to the times we had and nights we spent, just staring up at his stars.
I look and see the August is here and she’s not too far.

Tryin' to imagine the next time, the next time I see her face.
Somethin' like this with the mountains and stars surroundin' us, and love’s smile.
And words cant bring it justice but it's both in our eyes
So tell me how long, how long, how long.

Said she’ll be comin' round the mountain when she comes back to town.
Said its been so long, so long, so long, since I’ve seen her face
Thinkin' now to the times we’ll have and nights we’ll spend just starin up at his stars
I look and see that she’s sittin' right and its just the two of us.

One Step Behind

Written By: Ian Beert

You sit alone and guess your fate.
You wonder why the same the same thing will happen to you on and on and on.
And you can’t feel another day, you gave your heart to something fake and now.
You just want it all it all it all it all back.

Inside your heart this voice it cries.
Sick of breakin’ sick of lies that you have believed for so long.
In search of beauty love and truth life it seems somewhat uncouth and
You feel love no longer.

I’m sittin here and watchin you.
I wrote a song to sing to you.
I wonder if you will ever, ever, ever, sing back.
So if you close your eyes tonight, listen to your heart and then you’ll find.
The words the melody line that feels it feels so right.

So I’ll reach and find my way to you
You can run and hide, but I’ll always be, one step behind.

Somethin’s feelin' not so right.
You feel like givin' up the fight and now, you just want to hide inside your bed.
Outside your door this love it paces. The only one that seems to have made it.
And he doesn’t care how long he has to wait.

I’m sittin' here and watchin' you.
I wrote a song to sing to you.
I wonder if you will ever ever ever sing back.
So if you close your eyes tonight, listen to your heart and then you’ll find.
The words the melody line that feels it feels so right.

So I’ll reach and find my way to you.
You can run and hide, but I’ll always be, one step behind.

Shine

Written By: Ian Beert

Here, before the sun rises,
Tell me all your dreams.
Near, you hold them close to your heart,
Hold them, never to be seen.

Tears, rollin down your face,
Well its something that breaks my heart.
Fears, they hold you back from love
Hold you back from me.

Don’t fear the sunrise cause with it I will open your eyes to something real.
Here’s my should to cry on just set you eyes upon the horizon today.

So run, run, run to me.
Let me hear your broken heart beat.
Cry, cry, cry on me.
Know that I love you for free.

Free is the word that you can't define,
Cause all you feel is that thing called lonely.
And it’s a shame, cause the same old is all you know.
Look all your bright colors are fading away.

Don’t you settle for something that’s not as bright as the light you’re becoming.
Cause the light I bright up the skies with, cannot compare when you got open eyelids today.

So shine, shine, shine on me.
Let your heart breathe.
Yeah lose yourself with me.
Let your soul be free.

Windows Down

Written By: Ian Beert

Drive with the windows down.
Feel the air as you reach outside.
Your hair’s in your face but you don’t care.
Your heart is alive and I know why.
Your heart is alive and I know why.

Kick your shoes my dear.
Take everything in.
Your missin' your plan but you don’t care.
Your soul’s gonna fly and I know why.
Your soul’s gonna fly and I know why.

Cause we will conquer kingdom.
We will slay the dragons.
We will fly with the angels.
We will love tonight.

Close your eyes and see.
Let your heart decide for your mind this time.
Your takin a chance but you don’t care.
You know that I’ll catch you and I know why.
You know that I’ll catch you and I know why.

And we will conquet kingdoms.
We will slay the dragons.
We will fly with the angels.
We will love tonight.

Breathe

Written By: Ian Beert

Find me a time when I could stay forever.
Just locked in this moment with you.
Show me a place where you dance in the sky and,
You light up the night with your love.

This time tonight I could be content.
Just to listen and lie by myself.
And I’ll stay here all night,
All night just to sit here and wait for your breath.

So breathe,
On me tonight.
So breathe,
On me tonight.

It seems like forever,
since I felt your touch.
Your brush on my cheek like this.
But the stars and these mountains,
They show me your love as,
You climb on down to me.

Your beautiful amazing grace,
Your beautiful your grace.

So breathe,
On me on me tonight.
So breathe,
On me on me tonight, tonight.

Discography

"Something About Today", Ian's new 11 track cd is distributed by CDBABY and is now available in major retailers nationwide and through several digital opportunities such as iTunes, Napster and many more. "One Step Behind" (T1), "Shine" (T4), "Something About Today" (T5) and "August" (T6) are all beginning to receive airplay.

Set List

2006 / 2007 show 1:45 minutes. 18 songs (16+2 enc), 1 set. 6 songs band, 6 songs solo, 4 songs band - 1 song band, 1 song solo. All original except "Crazy" (Gnarles Barkley).