My Grandma told me, that at 3 years old, I told the family, "I AM A STAR!" and ever since my first solo at Howard's Temple Church of God in Christ in East Saint Louis, IL, I FELT THAT! I always knew I wanted to be a performer, but I did not know in what capacity, I just knew I loved music. Hello, I am Ian, a 30-year-old vegan who also loves photography, architecture, and a good beach. I do not like talking about myself so before writing this I took a word survey on my Facebook page to ask my friends 3 words that describe me so here goes: Talented, Jovial, Funny, Humble, Grounded, Focused, Ambitious, inspiring, and strong. THAT'S SO SWEET OF THEM TO SAY RIGHT?! I really do love my small circle of friends we keep each other grounded and held accountable for our goals. Since getting my BFA in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University I feel like most of those goals have been accomplished., and now that I am crossing things off of my goals list, my progression in my songwriting career has been pushed to the forefront, even though that's the total opposite of my childhood dreams but people grow and change for the better. If anything, I just want to continue learning and growing in my artistry, after all its all about the journey.
Ian Coulter-Buford is an NYC based singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer born in Saint Louis, Missouri. Noted as one of St. Louis Americans People on The Move, Ian has been afforded great accolades for his style, work ethic, and showmanship. Growing up in church and at home afforded Ian to take in many genres of music, thanks to his parents, Ian has collected an eclectic array of influential artists behind and in front of the mic like George Benson, Brandy, APlus, Dolly Parton, The Clark Sisters, B.B. King, Rodney Jerkins, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton, and still counting. As a teen, he found his love for songwriting after journaling on his Macintosh computer for so long, and since the age of 14 songwriting has been his form of therapy. Whether it be nature (Open Road), babies (If You Want It), or a crazy night out in NYC on New Years Eve (Warm 4 Me), Ian can be inspired by almost anything. With a plethora of demos, songs, and hooks to his name including a co-writing credit on St. Louis notable Tre Gs, Throwin Shade, he has penned his favorite genre a mixture of Pop Dance Soul with a touch of theatrical expression. Ians proudest accomplishment has been the release of his E.P., Live 4 Now in which he has written three songs and vocally produced all the tracks. When he is not songwriting Ian is acting, choreographing, or teaching somewhere in the world.
I do a lot of theatre, so I'm usually in a show somewhere OR doing small gigs kind of anywhere I am. I travel alot!
Nature, God, Love, The Younger Generation, Stillness, A MINOR KEY (I LOVE A MINOR KEY),
Acoustica Mixcraft 9
Little Pioneer Cider House (Craig Levy) NYC
TO THE FANS: I want to thank you so much for your support thus far, and I hope that my music uplifts you, brings a smile to your face, a pep in your step, and you can relate to it.