Iain started playing guitar & singing at the age of 12, now at age 24 it’s a dedicated passion. He is the lead songwriter, singer & guitarist of his own 4-Piece country rock band. He brings his own unique style of ‘front man’ to every show regardless of crowd or venue.
The Iain Archibald Band, has played at many of Melbourne’s finest live music venues including, The Forum Theatre, Federation Square, The Gershwin Room & The Corner Hotel, wth Iain also playing in the Telstra Road to Tamworth.
With up to an hour & a half of original material with great dynamic flow there’s something for everyone at an IA show, his tunes are foot tapping-sing a longs & his uniquely impressive abilities as a guitarist, singer & entertainer leave a lasting impression.
Building a fan base steadily over two years & perfecting his live show, which impresses everyone who sees it, Iain has a unique ability to draw the entire audience into his show & make them feel a part of it.
Over the years Iain has worked with many bands, covers, originals & even being a hired session musician for SonyBMG. This opportunity arouse after Iain accompanied a showcase with an international country singer, with whom he had recently backed at the Telstra Road to Tamworth in 2008. Archibald was later contacted directly by the Head A&R for the company.
Iain’s passion for music has always been evident, especially at JMC Academy Melbourne where he studied his degree ‘Popular Music & Performance;’ it was here Iain honed his song writing & abilities as an entertainer in front of industry veterans. This was proven when he was awarded ‘The Most Outstanding Student’ of his graduating year in 2009.
With his debut EP release scheduled for 2013, Iain is looking forward to the future & getting his music to as many people as possible.