Ian Blackwood

Punk rock, Musical Artist

1982 –


Who is Ian Blackwood?

Ian Blackwood is a Canadian musician and actor, was known for his front man duties in the Toronto based Rock Band The Artist Life and for playing Kyle Bateman on the CTV teen hit Instant Star. He now fronts the Rock and Roll band This Is The Noise. He is also the brother to Walk Off The Earth's vocalist, Sarah Blackwood.

- Started playing guitar at the age of 11 and was originally taught by his father Michael Blackwood.

- Grew up in the 905 music scene and played in many bands.

- Started his first band at age 14 called Otherwise Known As

- Graduated from Lord Elgin High School in June 2000.

- Attended Capilano College in Vancouver B.C. but left after one semester of studying film productions/screen writing and acting.

- Is a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Arts.

- Owns a recording Studio called LimeGreen Studio in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

- Technician for the Canadian Band Walk Off The Earth

He also played drums in Jersey and guitar in The Fullblast. He is the brother of Sarah Sin and Jen Hellcat of The Creepshow. Blackwood recorded and mixed Sarah Blackwood's first solo album Way Back Home.

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Aug 12, 1982
Also known as
  • Ian Michael David Blackwood
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Burlington

on July 23, 2013


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