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IAN AWARE

IAN AWARE

Ian Aware is a pure almaglamation of frontman Kenny Gray’s experiences and interests throughout the realms of rock and dance. Growing up in the quiet suburbs of southern New Hampshire, Gray was obsessed with his parent's classic rock music collection. As the child of a radio DJ and a guitarist, rock music was central to everyday life. He began performing music at a young age, and began writing his own music in his teenage years. During that time he would play in a variety of local bands, the most successful of which was a group called “Tom Flash And The Lightning Band”. The band attained some local and regional success, but would ultimately disband when Gray headed to Boston to attend Northeastern University. It was in Boston that he was first exposed to the blossoming culture of electronic music in America. Enamored by the scene, he dove in full force, testing the waters of not only DJ’ing but also producing his own tracks. By the end of college, Gray had sharpened his production skill set, and was DJ’ing all over Boston and New York City.

Upon graduating, he decided to leave behind the over crowded dance scene, in order to return to his previous home, live music. For a few months he tried to revive “Tom Flash”, but the project no longer seemed to fit Gray’s new musical taste. Determined to combine what he had learned from his time performing rock and roll, with his time producing electronic music, he headed back into the studio. Recently, Gray has emerged with brand new material that both embraces the live and raw elements of rock, with the slick and driving energy of dance. With the intention of performing the music live, he gave the project a name (Ian Aware). Caught somewhere in the middle of garage rock and noisy electro, the music of Ian Aware is sure to satisfy club kids and classic rock junkies alike. 


Ian Aware’s versatility as a songwriter is remarkably evident... “Window” is a remarkable stylistic hybrid from a rising artist with a wonderful knack for both rock and electronica hooks.
— Mike Mineo, Obscure Sound