Born and raised in London, Ontario, Ian MacKay became interested in drumming at a very young age. His father, Sandy MacKay, is an award winning professional drummer from London, ON.
In 2009, Ian received a BA in Popular Music Studies from Western University in London, ON. During his time at Western, Ian studied classical percussion with Dr. Jill Ball, performing in the percussion ensemble, wind ensemble and jazz band, as well as freelancing around London.
Theatre: Drums and percussion in various musical theatre shows
“A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline ”
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
Ian has toured across Canada, the United States, Europe and Scandinavia, Mexico and South Korea.
Juno nominated artist Basia Bulat
Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils
The Most Loyal
Chris Staig and the Marquee Players, and more!
Ian keeps a busy schedule performing, teaching and recording as a session musician.