Ian Alistair Gosbee / Press

“Folk artist hitting Stan Fest stage this summer”

“Featured on the Chronicle Herald's Press Play”

“Front Page in the community newspaper!”

“10 Questions with Ian Alistair Gosbee”

“Chosen artist for download of the week.”

“Artist Feature”

“My song 'So Stupid' on P.E.I.'s Homegrown Atlantic Radio Podcast”

“Artist Spotlight on Street Vinyl Music”

“IMLH Beer & Bullshit Series Episode One Feat Ian Gosbee’ by Indie Music Lives Here”

“Song 'Life Gets In The Way' added to AMPed Show #391 PodCast”

“Real Sounds OK Q&A with Ian Alistair Gosbee”

“Made it on Real Magic TV - an entertaining music interview/performance show”

“Sometimes, Life Doesn’t Get In The Way: A Q&A with Ian Gosbee”

“Congrats your songs "Running_Out_Of_April" and "Believe" have been added to rotation on the station. We are soon to be the largest indie radio network and as far as I know the only ones with a real iPhone app that you can listen to the station!”

“Front Page on AcousticVideos.com's mission is to promote true musical talents through the distribution of acoustic music performances.”

“Added to playlist”

“Headline Artist in global entertainment mag Pop Vulture Magazine based in California”

“Achieved Top 10 in Indie Pop”

“A little interview I did. Full story on website”

“Ian Alistair Gosbee has released a new studio album and was recently recognized as one of the top emerging musicians on CBC, but he said it's been a tough journey getting to this point.”

“Ian Alistair Gosbee is a Singer/Songwriter from Halifax, Nova Scotia | ROKLINE is pleased to introduce a new feature for 2013 we’re calling the ARTIST SPOTLIGHT”

“Two Nova Scotians among CBC’s Searchlight finalists Halifax’s Ian Alistair Gosbee and Cape Breton’s Mark Boutilier are among the 24 finalists in Searchlight, the CBCMusic.ca and CBC Radio One listeners’ choice music competition for Canada’s best new artist. The winning act will receive $20,000 in gear from Yamaha Canada Music, a video session that will be featured on CBCMusic.ca, and a spot on an upcoming music showcase in Toronto, including flight and accommodations. National voting has just opened on CBCMusic.ca and will include five rounds. Finalists for each round will be revealed on CBC Radio One’s Q. The winner will be announced on Q and CBCMusic.ca on April 12.”

“Thanks to all of the fans who have voted, Ian Alistair Gosbee has been chosen to represent Mainstreet Nova Scotia in CBC Radio's Searchlight competition. With over 3000 entries, Ian is humbled to be amongst the top 24. “I really appreciate the fans taking the time to listen to my music and voting. This competition is a great opportunity to showcase new talent across Canada”, Gosbee says. Ian's new album 'Life Gets In The Way' was featured in the Chronicle Herald as 'Pick of the week' as well as being the subject of conversation on radio stations in the US and UK. In the past year Ian has been the #1 singer / songwriter in Halifax on the popular website ReverbNation, a top 10 entry in the East Coast Countdown and has charted as a new emerging artist on New Music Canada.”

Penny Paige - Paige Press Productions

“Pick of the Week!”

“Ian Alistair Gosbee may be an indie act, but he is proof in the pudding that formidable artistry doesn’t require major label backing to earn due notice. The title track from his third full-length collection “Life Gets In the Way” earned top 10 props on several Canadian charts, airplay on regional radio and amped up an already fervent North American and U.K. fan following. Second single “My Misery” is paved in gold, with its frolicking uptempo cadence, seductive tinkling piano and a kaleidoscopic burst of cymbal-laden percussion, rubbery bass and exemplary acoustic instrumentation. Gosbee not only wrote the track, but plays all instruments (he’s trained in classical violin)—laudable enough—but add to that his commandeering vocal… loose, carefree and produced with multiple harmonic layers. Gosbee hardly needs reassurance that he’s got all elements in place to master the mainstream music world—but hello record labels? Your next million-seller is standing in your mids”

Chuck Taylor - Billboard magazine

“My Misery by Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Alistair Gosbee is a bright, fun pop tune of his album "Life Gets in the Way," with hints of light 80's glam, and a catchy snap-your-fingers melody. Having received a great deal of accolade in the Canadian market for his prolific songwriting, Gosbee showcases a great singing voice, a refreshing trait in today's deluge of untrained vocalists. ”

“Absolutely an amazing artist. Love the song 'My Misery'”

“Ian Gosbee is nothing if not prolific. In the past two years, the singer-songwriter has released three full-length albums. The first record, Music, was released in June 2010, followed by Invisible in January 2011. The end of 2012 saw Gosbee release his latest effort, Life Gets In The Way.”

“Gosbee’s earnest rasp of a voice is likely to conquer many: he’s creating truly moving music. When not repairing to his more self-reflective persona Gosbee, a singer-songwriter from Halifax—he plays guitar on all his songs— writes jubilatory narratives in the key of life, but thankfully avoids taking that hard right into sentimental territory. Previously released songs like “Running out of April” and “Skinny jeans” are the mark of a prodigiously talented anthemic rock songwriter. You should take a listen now. Boasting an impressive repertoire of pop-infused rock songs this Canadian balladeer now established in New York is highly likely to make his mark in 2013 so keep your eyes peeled, won’t you? His latest album “Life gets in the way” is chockful of radio-ready hooks and catchy choruses and I wouldn’t be surprised if it charted well in North America and Europe. “Life get in the way” reached # 1 in Canada in the ReverbNation singer/songwriter chart.”

“I wanted to let you know that I certainly enjoyed listening to your music. It was a rare treat. Your songs are beyond original in its sound and cadence. You are a deep lad/writer.”

“Added to playlist on 102.7fm CIWS WhistleRadio.ca Great tune (My Misery), Ian”

“When Ian releases a new album I just have to have one, I really enjoy listening to Ian's music, He is a very talented in what he does & I encourage people to buy his music it is very easy to listen to very relaxing...I wish Ian well in the future & all the best in his hard work...Great Job Ian for another successful release..look forward to buying more from you! All the Best your loyal friend & fan”

Carla S. - From a fan

“Debut at #10 week of Jan 11, 2013 Canadian artists who have released material in the past six months are tracked by our system, which draws on data provided by Apple, Echo Nest and Next Big Sound. The algorithm measures mentions in the online press, as well as tracking how many fans and how many plays an artist receives. You can visit this page for more information on how the New Canadian Chart is compiled.”

“Artist Spotlight featured! ROKLINE is pleased to introduce a new feature for 2013 which we’re calling the Artist Spotlight where we publish Profiles/Articles submitted by up-and-coming”

“You’re obviously a very prolific songwriter and I’m impressed with what I’ve heard so far on your ReverbNation profile. Great Tunes, I’m getting a nice Bruce Springsteen vibe from a couple of the songs.”

Jeff Burns - ROKLINE.com

“Nova Scotia's Ian Alistair Gosbee releases "Life Gets In The Way"”

“Good work! Nice clean sound, great vocals!”

“Releasing three albums in the last 18 months qualifies pop-rock singer/songwriter Ian Gosbee as prolific. Earlier albums Music and Invisible made a mark her,e in NYC and the U.K, and look for this to follow suit. Gosbee has an eclectic, melodic and radio-friendly sound.”

“Checked out some of your tunes... nice arrangements, very polished sound.”

“Because of Ian's songs, I opened an iTunes account. I have both albums and on repeat for the last week. He deserves all the success coming to him. I love My Misery! ”

Old Man Dave (youTube) fan

“Great music Ian! The tunes tell stories like a good song should. Good Luck! D.”

“Hi! Found your music here on RN~ Vocals songs,production You've got it all !”

RC Songs

“Moon headlines concert tonight at Spatz Theatre A variety of local songwriting talent will be on display at the Spring Into Summer concert tonight in the Spatz Theatre at Halifax Citadel High School. Veteran Nova Scotia rock and soul man Sam Moon headlines a lineup that also includes Jim Dorie, Ian Gosbee, Lynnea Armstrong, Archie Gillis and Willgiggin. Show time is 8 p.m., tickets are $25 at the door.”

“Amazing songwriter”

Gena Hoyt - Maritime Countryfest 2012

“Ian Gosbee embraces musical evolution”

"Excellent songwriter & storyteller. It's a pleasure to have Ian on the show. Love the new one "Alone Not Lonely."

Freddy Webber - CKDU's 88.1FM. The Most Maple Morning. (Canadian Rock'n'Roll)

“CBC Radio Interview. http://www.cbc.ca/atlanticairwaves/2012/01/10/the-black-family---ian-alistair-gosbee---on-atlantic-airwaves-january-14-2012/”

“Give the disc a spin, there are some fun songs on there! (referring to the Music LP) Stephen Cook, Entertainment Reporter at The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS”

Stephen Cooke - Chronicle Herald

“The song Angel is a great song! - Doug Barron Associate Producer Weekend Mornings at CBC Radio”


“Ian has the ability to connect to your everyday thoughts through his music. I play his music on East Coast Connection because I feel he bring a taste of reality to his lyrics, and that is what I want for my listeners”

Shaun Whynacht, Producer / On Air Host - East Coast Connection