The sweet sound of success for Luton singer/songwriter

Luton musician Ian Roberts
Luton musician Ian Roberts

Luton musician Ian Roberts is celebrating the sound of his own sweet success.

The former Lea Manor High School pupil has been signed up for an artist support deal by Marshall Amps and his latest opus Come Outside and Play will be released as a CD and download on Monday (March 17).

In addition the video of his last release, Sweetlove Butterfly, is up for two best music video awards.

Ian, 49, said: “It’s been selected by the St Albans Film Festival as well as the American Online Movie Awards, and NME have put it up on their recommended viewing page, so it’s all very exciting.”

The singer/songwriter, who now lives in London, has been playing guitar since he was 14.

His parents ran The Old English Gentleman Pub in Hitchin Road (now pulled down) and he recalled: “There was always music around our house. My mum was a singer who sang all over Luton, the best female vocalist I have ever heard.”

Ian is working with ‘dream’ producer Tristan Ivemy, who was behind Frank Turner’s Top 10 album England Keep my Bones. He said: “He’s one of the very best in the country.”