Ian Gardiner

Ian Gardiner

Real Name:
Ian L. Gardiner
Profile:
Bass player (jazz, rock, blues) and engineer. (born December 4, 1952, in Winnipeg, Manitoba)

He has played with Burton Cummings, formerly of The Guess Who (“American Woman”, “No Time”, “Undun”, “Stand Tall”), Lenny Breau, Ken McIntyre, Randy Bachman and many other musicians. He's produced Bo Diddley, The Bonedaddy's and The Delphines; engineered Supertramp and The Knack, and more. In 1996, he began designing and manufacturing custom pro audio gear and recording consoles, as the founder of Boutique Audio & Design and co-founder of Tree Audio, located in Los Angeles, California.

As a teen, Ian Gardiner was surrounded by creativity. Neil Young, Burton Cummings, Lenny Breau and Randy Bachman all began in Winnipeg around that time. In 1965, surrounded by Winnipeg's exciting music scene and after seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, thirteen-year-old Gardiner joined his first band: Ragnar and the Pagans. Soon, he and his good friend Glen Hall began listening to more eclectic music. At about seventeen, Gardiner started playing with Winnipeg jazz players: Al Thumbler, jazz drummer Bill Graham, and with jazz guitarist Lenny Breau. From 1972 to 1974, Gardiner played bass in the band for Manitoba Theatre Centre Productions of 'Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris' and 'Jubalay.' In the mid to late 1970s, Gardiner joined Winnipeg band Mood Jga Jga. By 1976, he began playing bass with Burton Cummings, after Cummings left The Guess Who. 1978, Gardiner played with Cummings on "Dream of Child," which went on to earn a Juno Award for record of the year, and was the first ever triple platinum album for a Canadian artist.

1980, Gardiner co-wrote the song "Fine State of Affairs" with Cummings, which later won a SOCAN Award. Another song Gardiner wrote with Cummings, "Love Dream," won a SOCAN Award in 1986. 1987, Gardiner co-produced Bo Diddley's "Surfer's Love Chant" for the John Cusack and Tim Robbins movie 'Tapeheads', with The Bonedaddys' King Cotton as co-producer. With R.E.M's Peter Buck, Gardiner co-produced The Moberlys. In 1996, he produced and engineered former Go-Go's guitarist Kathy Valentine, bass player Dominique Davalos' band The Delphines. While he still plays bass, beginning in 1996 Ian Gardiner designs and manufactures custom professional audio gear and recording consoles in his two businesses: Boutique Audio & Design and Tree Audio, which he runs with his business partner Steve Firlotte from Inward Connections.
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Ian Gardiner Discography Tracks

Vocals

PEC 80054, PEC-80054 Burton Cummings Gettin' My Daddy's Car Burton Cummings - Sweet Sweet(LP, Album) Epic, Epic PEC 80054, PEC-80054 Canada 1981 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

LM 421 Various Various - Dianne Heatherington / Schroeder and Forrest / Mark Rutherford / Pego(LP) CBC Radio Canada Broadcast Recording LM 421 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Burton Cummings Burton Cummings - Burton Cummings (Album) Portrait US 1976 Sell This Version
Burton Cummings Gotta Find Another Way and 7 more… Burton Cummings - My Own Way To Rock (Album) Portrait US 1977 Sell This Version
Various Various - California Dreaming (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Comp) American International Records, Casablanca Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Randy Bachman Randy Bachman - Survivor (Album) Polydor US 1978 Sell This Version
Burton Cummings Shiny Stockings and 10 more… Burton Cummings - Dream Of A Child (Album) Portrait US 1979 Sell This Version
INF 9021 Flyer (9) Flyer (9) - Send A Little Love My Way(LP, Album) Infinity Records (2) INF 9021 US 1979 Sell This Version
CSPS 1346 Les Q Les Q - Be My Champion(LP, Album) SL Records (2) CSPS 1346 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
PEC 80054, PEC-80054 Burton Cummings Firefly and 9 more… Burton Cummings - Sweet Sweet(LP, Album) Epic, Epic PEC 80054, PEC-80054 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
C2-593938 788752T Burton Cummings Permissible To Cry Burton Cummings - Plus Signs(CD, Album) Capitol Records C2-593938 788752T Canada 1990 Sell This Version
BANANA 2 Ella Guru Ella Guru - The First Album(CD) Banana Recordings BANANA 2 UK 2004 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

E4-4248 Burton Cummings Fine State Of Affairs (as I. Gardiner) Burton Cummings - Fine State Of Affairs(7", Single) Epic E4-4248 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-53202 Dann Rogers Dann Rogers - Only One Girl(7", Promo) MCA Records MCA-53202 US 1987 Sell This Version
When In Rome When In Rome - When In Rome (Album) Virgin, Virgin US 1988 Sell This Version
Blue X (2) Tonight I'm Yours Blue X (2) - Know Now No (Album) FKM Records International US 1992 Sell This Version
7243 5 57251 2 7, CDC 5 57251 2 Lesley Garrett Mambo Italiano Lesley Garrett - Travelling Light(CD, Album) EMI, BBC 7243 5 57251 2 7, CDC 5 57251 2 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
WMSF 6058-2 John Harle John Harle - The Ship - Music From The BBC Television Series(CD, Album, Enh) BBC Records WMSF 6058-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
88697361592 Maria Mena Maria Mena - Cause And Effect(CD, Album) Columbia, Sony Music 88697361592 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
PLAYRJCLTD02 Various The Butcher (Marc Houle Remix) (as Gardiner) Various - Volume 1-4 - Live At Robert Johnson(4xCD, Comp, Mixed + Box, Ltd, Art) Live At Robert Johnson PLAYRJCLTD02 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Conducting & Leading

88697361592 Maria Mena Maria Mena - Cause And Effect(CD, Album) Columbia, Sony Music 88697361592 Europe 2008 Sell This Version

Production

IAS-500 Dann Rogers Dann Rogers - Looks Like Love Again(7") International Artists IAS-500 US 1978 Sell This Version
IAS-503 Dann Rogers Dann Rogers - China(7", Mono, Promo) International Artists IAS-503 US 1978 Sell This Version
I.A.S.-504 Terry Williams Terry Williams - Blame It On The Night(7", Mono, Promo) International Artists I.A.S.-504 US 1979 Sell This Version
RM125 G.I. (8) G.I. (8) - M.I.A.(7") G.I. Records (4) RM125 US 1983 Sell This Version