Ian Brusby

Ian Brusby

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

A powerful yet sensitive collection of melodic pop/rock songs exploring the inner-most workings of love, longing and loss in a soulful, absorbing and optimistic way. (Includes 3 versions recorded in 1994 with the late bassist of The Who, John Entwistle.

Biography

Born in Kingston upon Hull, England, Ian Brusby was raised on a mixed musical diet of everything from Bacharach to Beethoven. Always tapping along to songs would eventually lead to him taking drum lessons, but as his interest in composition and songwriting grew he soon realised that being a drummer would probably be limiting so he decided to learn to play the guitar. Mainly selftought, although studying for a while under Peter Wiltschinsky of the classical guitar duo "Hill/Wiltschinsky", Ian found that he enjoyed what the guitar offered both as an instrument of expression and as a tool for songwriting. Recording his early songs on a four track "Portastudio" gave Ian experience in arranging and mixing music and he always tried to produce a good overall sound even using limited equipment. Over the years Ian has played numerous concerts in England and in places such as "The Rock Garden" and "The 12 Bar Club" in London and recorded in various studios. He has songs produced by Gary Langan (The Art of Noise, Spandau Ballet, Yes), Tony Tavener (Duran Duran, Jeff Beck, The Jam) and Bob Pridden (The Who, Eric Clapton). Musicians that have recorded with him include John Entwistle (The Who), Steve Pigott (Living in a Box, Mike and the Mechanics, 10cc) and guitar virtuoso Gordon Giltrap. Ian has also been involved in producing girl band Milan4, played some gigs with U.S artist Richard Morris and is currently playing guitar and keyboards with Spanish pop/rock band Buenas Intenciones.
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Lyrics

Don't Turn Away

Written By: Ian Brusby

YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU HOW I FEEL
LOOKING WITH MORE THAN A GLANCE
FEELING GUILTY WHEN YOU KISS ME
WON’T YOU GIVE ME A CHANCE?
DON’T TURN AWAY
THE ONLY TIME YOU WANTED TO
YOU WON’T LET YOUR FEELINGS THROUGH
I DIDN’T THINK THAT I WAS READY
DO I WANT TO FEEL THIS WAY?
MAYBE SCARED OF WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN
YOU WON’T LET ME STAY
YOU HARDLY TALK TO ME
FOR THAT FEAR OF LOVING ME
DON’T TURN AWAY RUNNING INTO MY DAY
DON’T TURN AWAY WHEN YOU FEEL THE SAME
WELL AM I WASTING ALL MY TIME?
SHOULD I REALLY EVEN CARE?
WILL YOU EVER UNDERSTAND?
I JUST WANT TO BE THERE
TO WALK WITH YOU
TO BE WITH YOU

I'd Like To Know You

Written By: Ian Brusby

YOU SAY THAT I WON’T LIKE YOU
WON’T YOU LET ME FIND OUT FOR MYSELF
WHY CAN’T WE JUST GIVE IT A TRY
I KNOW THAT YOU’VE BEEN HURT BEFORE
AND YOU SAY THAT YOU NEED A BREAK
BUT PLEASE DON’T LET THIS CHANCE PASS BY
I’D LIKE TO KNOW YOU DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU TWICE
THAT GETTING TO KNOW YOU WOULD MAKE
EVERYTHING IN MY WORLD ALRIGHT
I’LL TRY NOT TO DO THINGS TO MAKE YOU MAD
I’D RATHER MAKE YOU HAPPY THAN SAD
WELL I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR QUITE SOME TIME
AND NOW I’LL WAIT AND HOPE YOU’LL SAY
THAT YOU’D RATHER LIKE ME TO STAY
WILL YOU LET ME KNOW

Fact Of The Matter

Written By: Ian Brusby

WHAT AM I GONNA DO FROM THE DAY YOU SAY GOODBYE
WILL I HAVE TO WIPE A TEAR DAILY FROM MY EYE?
WELL IS THERE SOMETHING HERE MAYBE WE’RE ABLE TO FIND
EVEN SOMETHING I CAN SAY TO MAKE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND?
YOU SAY NO LINES EXPRESS NO MOODS THAT SHOW ME HOW YOU FEEL
IF I EVER TOLD YOU THAT I NEED TO HOLD YOU WOULD YOU CARE
EARLY MORNING, LATE AT NIGHT WILL YOU BE THERE?
YOU SAY NO LINES EXPRESS NO MOODS THAT SHOW ME HOW YOU FEEL
YOU GIVE NO SIGNS YOU MAKE NO MOVES TELL ME HOW YOU FEEL
SHOULD I KEEP MY THOUGHTS TO MYSELF SAFE AND SOUND IN MY HEAD
OR SHOULD I CHANGE THEM TO WORDS AND FACE THE MUSIC INSTEAD
IF I WERE TO KISS YOU I KNOW THAT I’D MISS YOU EVEN MORE
I MAY NOT HAVE MUCH TO GIVE BUT I HAVE LOVE IN STORE
AND THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS HOW MUCH YOU MATTER TO ME
PLEASE DON’T TAKE MY HEART AWAY STAY HERE WITH ME

Discography

She Don't Know (UK single 1994)
Halfway Back From Anywhere (Album 2006)

Set List

Can't Do Any More
Innocent Victim
Halfway Back From Anywhere
Fact Of The Matter
Before It's Over
Waiting For You
Wake Up
Don't Turn away
I'd Like to Know You
She Don't Know