Welcome to the home of
Ian and The Dream

The home of Ian Ash, Chivo and Brian Farvour, this is where the magic lives.

Information, news, videos, early releases of new tracks...all here. Everything that anyone wants to know about Ian and The Dream can be found here on their brand new website! This site is complete with an updated biography, easy to read tour schedule, and a brand new video wall for the most current videos from Ian and The Dream! The newest feature: a live links footer to link you to Ian and The Dream with iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and more!

New Album "California Cauliflower" out now! See News section for details

Download Ian & The Dream music right here: Ian & The Dream - Saturns of Stars

Please follow us on social media to get exclusive content from us. All of the links are below! A website exclusive:
The Ian and The Dream Fresh Tunes music player.

New and Noteworthy from Ian & The Dream

Ian and the Dream Featured on Homepage of Reverbnation.com

Reverbnation, one of the largest websites securing talent and music around the world, is featuring Ian & The Dream on their homepage this June.
See the full feature on reverbnation.com late this June.

Independent Spotlight Praises "California Cauliflower" in new review

Independent Spotlight - Tilting Windmill Studios had positive things to say about the band's latest album.
"Ash nails it perfectly with songs like SteppinŐ On My Shoes and ThatŐs Love. My goodness, the Beach Boys are strong with that latter track.
I do want to mention something important: I keep talking of the pinnacle Californian band because Ian & The Dream assume the role in a contemporary fashion so well.
Their sound is still surprisingly original and stands on its own two feet without any comparisons."
Read the full review here under June 18th's entry.

"Thank You Girl" featured on Jukebox Podcast

Jukebox Podcast featured "Thank You Girl" and kind words from host Brett Stewart on June 25th's podcast.
ŇThis is music that has all those fantastic elements of the Beach Boys- it's kind of that California pop that has been lost since the 1960'sÉ He's unearthing it again and turning it into something that's their own."
Hear the podcast, including "Thank You Girl" here. It begins at about 54 minutes in.

Ian sings and chats with CBS 58 News

CBS 58 News interviewed Ian before the band's performance at Summerfest on June 25th.
Watch the interview, including his performance of "That's Love" here.

Ian & The Dream featured in July issue of M Magazine

M Magazine, Milwaukee's lifestyle magazine, features an article on Ian & The Dream in this July's edition.
Check out page 124 of the July issue, or head over to M Magazine's website to see the article.

Ian & The Dream to play with Nashville TV Stars Lennon and Maisy at Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

The Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America is stopping at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.
Ian & The Dream is pleased to be performing along with Nashville TV Stars Lennon and Maisy.
Learn more at www.unifiedrelay.org

Jammerzine Exclusive: Meet Ian & The Dream

Jammerzine conducted a phone interview with Ian recently.
"If I could describe Ian Ash of Ian and the Dream it would be in one word. Renascence." Read the review and hear Ian's full interview

NeuFutur Magazine: "California Cauliflower" has an "Inimitable Style"

NeuFutur Magazine says the new album California Cauliflower:
"...Link(s) together acts as diverse as Weezer and OK Go. As always, the band is able to insert their own inimitable style into the composition."
Read the full review here.

Pen's Eye View Interviews Ian & The Dream

Pen's Eye View discusses new music with Ian in this Q&A interview.
Read the interview here.

Skope Mag: "Ian & The Dream Turn Their Music to Reality"

Skope Mag gets personal with Ian in this Q&A interview.
Read the interview here.

Pop Culture Madness: "Poised To Be Pop-Superstars Meet Ian & The Dream"

Pop Culture Madness gives a favorable look at Ian & The Dream's song catelog in this review.
"The songs are melodic and memorable. Some lean towards power pop and others are piano pop. But all of these songs will stick in your head for a long time.
My personal favorite was Thats What Kept My Heart Alive which can be found on the Saturns of Stars EP. That song is a smash and I could hear it in any big budget romantic comedy.
Did you hear me Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston?" Read the full review here.

Hear Ian talk with Black Sky Radio this Monday

Black Sky Radio will be interviewing Ian this Monday, March 30th.
Listen live from anywhere in the world here.

Backstagemusician.com reviews "California Cauliflower"- "Surprisingly fresh!"

Backstagemusician.com recently reviewed "California Cauliflower", describing the album as "Almost like old school Maroon 5 with a little taste of Chili Peppers.
It's fun. It's catching. Production is great! Song writing is stellar and vocals (which I'm a hard sell for) is surprisingly fresh!"
Read the full review here.

Ian & The Dream nominated in 3 categories for Radio Milwaukee Music Awards- Please vote!

88Nine Radio Milwaukee is hosting their annual awards show, and Ian & The Dream could win 3 awards with your help.
"Artist of the Year" "Album of the Year" and "Album Artwork of the Year" are all categories you can vote for the band to win.
Simply head over to Radio Milwaukee's website here to cast your vote.
Thanks for voting!

New single "Steppin' On My Shoes" Released

The group's first single from the forthcoming full length album "California Cauliflower" is now available for streaming and download.

You can download the new single in the store here.

New album "California Cauliflower" release party will be at Yellowphone Music Conference

The group's 3rd release and first full length album "California Cauliflower" will be released digitally worldwide on September 5, 2014.
A CD release party featuring a live performance by the band will take place on Friday, September 5th as part of the Yellowphone Music Conference.
The live performance will begin at 12:30 am Friday September 5th (early morning hours of Sep 6) as Ian & The Dream headlines the evening showcases at Evolution Gastro Pub. Updates can be found on Yellowphone's website.

Ian & The Dream to release new full-length album "California Cauliflower" September 5th

The group's 3rd release and first full length album "California Cauliflower" will be released digitally worldwide on September 5, 2014.
Details on a CD release party coming soon. You can pre-order physical Digi-Paks of the CD here and save money with free shipping (Add $10 for outside US) for a limited time using the form below.
Digi-Paks include full color lyric booklet with photo collage, with the disc and artwork presented in an album-style 4 panel foldout.

Package Deals

Ian & The Dream to appear on Fox 6 News Studio A This Week

Fox 6 Studio A will be hosting Ian & The Dream this week for a live television performance and interview.
Tune in at 4:00pm CST this Thursday, June 19th.

Ian & The Dream Launch Kickstarter for New Album "California Cauliflower"

After working with Grammy Award winning producer Stephen Short on their last two EP's, Ian & The Dream was stricken when Short was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
Using what they'd learned from Short over the years, Ian set his ambitions high: self-produce a full length album of original material at his home studio that is as
good or better than the band's previous two efforts.
The result, "California Cauliflower" was the fruits of almost a year of hard work (or the vege-tables if you prefer).
While the band saved thousands of dollars with Ian producing and not having the need to go into the studio, they still have many expenses forthcoming in order to fully realize the album.
Expenses such as mastering, packaging, marketing, promoting, and creating an awareness for the album is where the band will spend all of your generously donated money.
Click here to watch a video and see what cool stuff you get for helping fund our project. Thank you!

See Ian & The Dream on TV This Friday

The band will be on Today's TMJ4 This Friday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM CST.
Whether you have AT&T U-verse or even Time Warner-yes, we know Time Warner
doesn't have TMJ4 anymore, but you can easily check out the performance on TV by hooking up an antenna.
AND for folks outside the Milwaukee area- (or without TVs and antennas!) you can watch live by clicking here.
Tune in to see a live performance and interview!

Ian catches up with radio personality and onmilwaukee.com

Ian caught up with Brian Kramp (formerly of Kramp and Adler) on his KrampKast podcast for
onmilwaukee.com
The two discussed much from Freeman Friday Night Live, to everything the group has been up to lately.
Check out Kramp's full blog at onmilwaukee.com here!

Please help our producer, mentor, and friend

Stephen Short is much more than producer, manager, mentor and friend to Ian & The Dream.
He's probably touched your life in some way, too.
We are sad to hear he has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
Learn how he touched your life in ways you may not know, and how you can help,
by clicking right here

"Saturns of Stars" Released on iTunes and other Digital Outlets

The band's new EP "Saturns of Stars" is now available on iTunes and other digital outlets!
Get all 3 of the new songs for only $2.97, or 99 cents per song, by clicking here, or just take a preview! Ian & The Dream - Saturns of Stars
The CD Release party is at St. Francis Brewery this Saturday March 16th at 9:00pm. Please see "Tour" for address.

CD Release Party Set for Saturday, March 16th

As previously announced, the new EP "Saturns of Stars" will be released digitally March 5th.
The band will play a CD Release Party to celebrate the physical release of the album on disc.
The party will be at St. Francis Brewery on Saturday March 16th at 9:00pm. Please see "Tour" for address.
Hear a song from the upcoming release- plus an interview and live performance from the band's show last Friday
on Chicago's Fearless Radio right here

Live on Chicago's own Fearless Radio show this Friday, 2/22/13

The guys are proud to be on Chicago's Fearless Radio show this Friday, February 22nd.
The show begins at 3 pm, and the guys will be interviewed, debut a new song from "Saturns of Stars" on the air,
and do a live song in the studio. Discover music at Fearless Radio here

New Music "Saturns of Stars" to be released on March 5th

Ian & The Dream went back to the studio with Grammy award-winning record producer Stephen Short in January.
They recorded an EP of 3 songs, titled "Saturns of Stars", due out March 5th 2013.
Preview the new music with this short video right here!

Ian & The Dream is WAMI's Artist of the Month

Happy New Year! We're pleased to announce that Ian & The Dream is the WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) artist of the month for January, 2013.
In addition to being featured on the WAMI website, the band will be headlining the WAMI annual holiday party on Sunday, January 13th
at the Milwaukee Alehouse. Head over to WAMI's website to read the feature.

CD Giveaway Christmas Party

The guys are giving away free CD's for everyone at their next show at Rooters, December 28th!
See the details and a special video message by clicking here.

Radio Milwaukee Music Awards-Ian & The Dream nominated in four categories

Ian & The Dream have been nominated in four different categories in this year's Radio Milwaukee Music Awards Listener Poll!
Their four nominations include "Album of the Year", "Band of the Year", "Best Disc We Missed" and "Best Live Show."

It just takes a minute to vote for I&TD and help them win these categories! Simply head over to Radio Milwaukee's website.
On the right side of the page, you'll see "Vote in the 2012 RadioMilwaukee Music awards" highlighted in orange.

One vote for I&TD in each category is all it takes- one visit, that's all! You can also write-in Ian & The Dream "Breathe" in the "Song of the Year" category under "Other."
THANK YOU for helping us get this nomination, and thank you for your votes!

"Ian & The Dream EP- 5 Stars out of 5"- Leicester Bangs

British Blog Leicester Bangs has given the Ian & The Dream EP 5 stars out of 5 in a recent review.
You can read the review on the Ian & The Dream Amazon music page by clicking here.
Also, discover other great new music at the Leicester Bangs blog page here.

New EP from Ian & The Dream now on iTunes

Ian & The Dream's new self-titled EP, produced by Grammy award-winner Stephen Short, is now available for purchase on iTunes.
Simply click the iTunes music note logo toward the bottom left of this page and you'll be taken right to the store,
where you can preview 90 second clips of each track.

New Music Video and Top 45

Ian & The Dream have released their new music video for "We Know How to Fall" directed by Darcy Fray.
To see the video, head over to the bands' YouTube channel, or click here.

Ian & The Dream are now in the top 45 in the nation for Summerfest's Land The Big Gig contest.

By voting for Ian & The Dream, not only are you helping the band, but you're entering yourself to WIN A NEW CAR,
EVERY time you vote! Plus VIP Summerfest packages and much much more!

Simply head over to www.landthebiggig.com now through June 3rd, and register your e-mail address.
Find Ian & The Dream's video of "Anna Belle" in the video gallery and vote.

Ian & The Dream are appearing at Summerfest on Thursday, June 28th at 3:00PM. Thanks for your support in helping them
get a shot at also performing in front of celebrity judges and taking home a big prize. You can vote for Ian & The Dream
five times each day, and each time you vote, you're entering yourself to win.

Ian & The Dream are semi-finalists in nationwide contest

Summerfest, the world's largest music festival, is running a nation-wide talent search for bands and soloists.
The winning artist receives $25,000 and will perform in front of 3 celebrity judges at Summerfest.

Ian & The Dream are now in the semi-finals! But they need your votes to become one of three finalists.

By voting for Ian & The Dream, not only are you helping the band, but you're entering yourself to WIN A NEW CAR,
EVERY time you vote! Plus VIP Summerfest packages and much much more!

Simply head over to www.landthebiggig.com beginning today, April 25,
through June 3rd, and register your e-mail address. Ian & The Dream's video is on the 5th page of the video gallery.

Ian & The Dream are appearing at Summerfest on Thursday, June 28th at 3:00PM. Thanks for your support in helping them
get a shot at much more! You can vote for Ian & The Dream five times each day, and each time you vote, you're entering
yourself to win.

EP Release Party

Ian & The Dream will release their new EP, recorded by Grammy award-winning producer Stephen Short,
with a party at Rocco's Bar and Hall in the Bay View area of Milwaukee next Saturday, April 28th.

The show starts at 9PM and is free of charge. Copies of the new EP Ian & The Dream can be purchased
for $5 at the show.

Upcoming Radio Shows & More

Ian and The Dream will be featured on WBSD 89.1 FM beginning April 16th.
"Breathe", the second track from their upcoming EP release, will be
debuted on April 16th, and will also be charted on FMQB.com

The band will also do an in studio acoustic performance and interview on
88Nine Radio Milwaukee on Thursday, April 26th
at 4PM. Not in the Burlington or Milwaukee areas? No problem! Just click the website links above
and you'll be able to stream the stations.

Stay tuned for an announcement on our EP release date and release party!

A new website now, a new EP coming soon!

Ian and The Dream's newest musical release with never heard before tracks!

We Know How To Fall, the first single released by Ian and The Dream
will be accompanied by the release of the newest EP.
A website exclusive: previews of the new song are available for
previewing in the Ian and The Dream Fresh Tunes music player.

We Know How To Fall:
the music video coming soon!

The first single from the new EP, We Know How To Fall will be the
music video by Ian and The Dream. Filming will take place in
Milwaukee in late March. Check out the Videos section for more clips
from Ian and The Dream.



Ian and The Dream: The Story

In 2008, two high school best friends began embarking on their dream. Sure, they
already had been active in Milwaukee’s music scene: front man Ian Ash won the
Summerfest Pepsi Talent Search performing an original song at age 13. Bassist
Chivo had already cut his teeth playing hard rock in several projects. But after seeing
an opportunity to compete for a major label record deal, Ian & The Dream were formed.

Competing in Bodog’s Battle of the Bands, Ian & The Dream were named “Best Milwaukee
Band,” landing them performances in front of larger crowds such as the Metro and House
of Blues in Chicago. Ian Ash won the title “Top Singer” at Waukesha County Fair, earning
him an opening performance with the Beach Boys. When Grammy award-winning Beach Boy
Bruce Johnston praised Ian’s performance, the band knew they were ready to reach higher
in pursuit of their dream.

Enter Stephen Short, Grammy award-winning record producer who was brought to the band’s
attention late last year. Identifying a band with strong songs and musicianship, Short
helped the band hone in on their identity. Taking them to the famed Sonic Ranch Studios
in Tornillo, TX, Short produced an EP that brought out the best elements of Ian & The Dream:
concise pop songs with uplifting honesty and emotion. How fitting that Ash, a songwriter who
sat inside dissecting Beatles songs growing up, would get to work with Short, a sonic wizard
who had worked intimately with Paul McCartney in the seventies.

The resulting release, Ian & The Dream, touches on themes of love, honesty, and living in
the moment. One listen reveals the freshness this music has in this time and place.
Melodies with flairs of oldies, combined with modern sonic textures, form a sound you
haven’t quite heard before. To boldly go into new territory, that is The Dream.

Where will Ian and The Dream be next?

Date / Time Venue Address Location Cost
3/1/14 05:30pm East Side Music Tour Brady St VENUE TBA Milwaukee, WI Visit their website here
3/1/14 09:00pm Rooters Nightclub 901 Northview Rd Waukesha, WI With Dory Drive
3/15/14 04:30pm Tuscan Hall Banquet Center-St. Patty's Day Bash *Ian & Chivo duo show* 409 Delafield St Waukesha, WI No charge!
3/29/14 09:00pm BBC 2022 E North Ave Milwaukee, WI No charge! With Newlybreds and Amberstein
4/12/14 08:00pm St. Francis Brewery 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave St. Francis, WI No charge!
4/24/14 08:30pm The Bay 342 E Silver Spring Dr Whitefish Bay, WI No charge!
4/26/14 08:00pm Sprizzo's (Ian solo) 363 W Main St Waukesha, WI No charge!
5/2/14 09:30pm Whammy Bar 6139 W Beloit Rd West Allis, WI No charge! With Sweetalk and Amberstein
5/9/14 08:00pm Bar Louie 1114 N Water St Milwaukee, WI No cost!
5/21/14 07:00pm Concert Window Webcast Worldwide here Worldwide! $1 or other donation
5/24/14 09:00pm World of Beer 1300 E Brady St Milwaukee, WI No cost!
5/29/14 08:00pm Tuscan Hall Banquet Center- *Ian solo* 409 Delafield St Waukesha, WI No cost!
5/30/14 09:30pm Milwaukee Alehouse 233 N Water St Milwaukee, WI No cost!
6/6/14 06:30pm Freeman Friday Night Live 342 W Main St Waukesha, WI No charge!
6/8/14 02:30pm Pridefest 200 N Harbor Drive- Summerfest Grounds Miller Stage Milwaukee, WI No charge!
6/19/14 04:00pm Fox 6 News - Studio A Fox 6 - online here Television/Online No charge!
6/20/14 06:30pm Freeman Friday Night Live 342 W Main St Waukesha, WI No charge!
7/04/14 07:15pm Summerfest 200 N Harbor Dr Milwaukee, WI Visit summerfest.comfor ticket promotions
7/13/14 01:00pm Bastille Days Cathedral Square Park Milwaukee, WI No charge!
7/20/14 01:00pm Paperfest Sunset Park Rd Kimberly, WI Visit their website here
7/26/14 09:00pm Mainstream Bar and Grill *Ian solo* 404 W Main St. Waukesha, WI No charge!
8/2/14 09:00pm Mainstream Bar and Grill Anniversary Party 404 W Main St Waukesha, WI No charge!
8/16/14 07:00pm Southminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series 200 Richard St Waukesha, WI No charge!
8/20/14 07:00pm Tap Milwaukee/Channel 4 Watch worldwide here Milwaukee, WI No charge!
8/23/14 09:00pm World of Beer 1300 E Brady St Milwaukee, WI No charge!
8/28/14 05:30pm 88.9 Radio Milwaukee "414 Music" 220 E Pittsburg Ave (studio audience) or online here Milwaukee, WI (studio audience) worldwide online No charge!
8/29/14 06:30pm TMJ4 Wisconsin Tonight Check local listings Watch live from anwywhere online here No charge!
8/30/14 09:00pm Mainstream Bar and Grill *Ian solo* 404 W Main St Waukesha, WI No charge!
9/1/14 07:00pm MSOE Welcome Week 1025 N Broadway St Milwaukee, WI No charge!
9/3/14 07:00pm Milwaukee Public Radio WUWM- Lake Effect 89.7 FM Listen worldwide and on 89.7 FM Milwaukee! Listen worldwide here online No charge!
9/05/14 12:30am (early hours of 9-6) Yellowphone Music Conference- CD RELEASE PARTY- at Evolution Gastro Pub 233 E Chicago St Milwaukee, WI No charge!
9/13/14 10:00pm Kelly's Bleachers (with Dory Drive) W233 S7260 Vernon Lane Big Bend, WI No charge!
9/20/14 09:00pm World of Beer 1300 E Brady St Milwaukee, WI No charge!
9/27/14 09:30pm Milwaukee Alehouse 233 N Water St Milwaukee, WI No charge!
10/10/14 09:00pm BBC (with David Paige & TBA) 2022 E North Ave Milwaukee, WI No charge!
10/11/14 10:00pm Fire on Water (Ian solo) with Jay Matthes CD Release show/Zach Pietrini and the Broken Bones 518 N Water St Milwaukee, WI No charge!
11/2/14 03:30pm Waukesha Education Foundation Celebration of Excellence 401 E Roberta Ave Waukesha, WI No charge!
1/16/15 08:00pm Throne Room 2831 N Broadway Chicago, IL No charge!
1/24/15 08:00pm Shank Hall 1434 N Farwell Ave Milwaukee, WI $7
6/5/15 06:30pm Waukesha Freeman Friday Night Live 921 Friedman Dr Waukesha, WI No charge!
6/7/15 03:00pm Pridefest 200 N Harbor Dr Milwaukee, WI Visit their website here
6/14/15 05:00pm Lakeshore Chinooks - Ian solo 12800 Lake Shore Drive Mequon, WI Get tickets here
6/18/15 06:30pm Special Olympics- Relay Across America 60 E Broadway (Mall of America) Bloomington, MN No charge!
6/19/15 03:00pm Lakefront Festival of the Arts 700 N Art Museum Drive Milwaukee, WI Order tickets here
6/20/15 02:15pm Summer Soulstice Festival 2122 North Prospect Avenue Milwaukee, WI No charge!
6/25/15 05:30pm Summerfest 200 N Harbor Dr Milwaukee, WI Visit summerfest.comfor ticket promotions
7/10/15 06:30pm Lakeshore Chinooks - Ian solo 12800 Lake Shore Drive Mequon, WI Order tickets here
7/11/15 06:30pm Bastille Days Cathedral Square Park Milwaukee, WI No charge!
7/16/15 07:00pm Waukesha County Fair 2417 Silvernail Rd Waukesha, WI No charge!
7/18/15 10:30pm Trinity Three Irish Pubs 125 E Juneau Ave Milwaukee, WI No charge!
7/25/15 09:30pm Milwaukee Alehouse 233 N Water St Milwaukee, WI No charge!
8/15/15 10:00pm Mo's Irish Pub 142 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI No charge!
8/21/15 06:30pm Waukesha Freeman Friday Night Live 921 Friedman Dr. Waukesha, WI No charge!
8/22/15 05:30pm Whitefish Bay Sounds of Summer Silverspring Dr and Lake Drive Whitefish Bay, WI No charge!
8/25/15 06:00pm Indian Motorcycle of Racine 522 6th St Racine, WI No charge!
9/11/15 06:30pm Regner Park - Private Event 800 N Main St West Bend, WI No charge!
9/19/15 09:00pm Fire on Water 518 N Water St Milwaukee, WI No charge!
9/26/15 03:00pm Party on the Pavement 425 Main St Racine, WI No charge!
10/3/15 09:30pm Trinity Three Irish Pubs 125 E Juneau Ave Milwaukee, WI No charge!

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For bookings and other inquiries contact:

Ian Ash | Ian and The Dream | IanAndTheDream@hotmail.com

Manager Stephen Short | Ping Pong Music | stephen@pingpongmusic.com