Bare Suites from the Kitchen Table
- Artist: Baillieston
- Format: CD
- Release Date:12/27/2005
Baillieston is bass player,multi-instrumentalist and composer Ian Shaw.Born in Jamaica,the land of reggae.The first 45 he bought was a Beatles song (Hey Jude).Early on he was drawn to a certain sound he heard on reggae songs and whenever he read the credits, Robbie Shakespeare was always the bass player.There the musical seed was planted and never left.He has played in reggae bands,folk rock bands and neo-soul band FINOTEE in New York.He is heavily influenced by everything but especially loves Black Uhuru,Seal,Tears for Fear,Steve Reich,Philip Glass,Prefab Sprout,Steel Pulse,David Bowie,Pat Metheny,Mystic Revealers,Burning Spear,Nick Kershaw,David Sylvian,Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kate Bush and hard,very melodic house music.The subtle influences of these varied sounds have helped spawn the sound of Baillieston.The goal is to make honest heartfelt,melodic,moody music that triggers beautiful melancholic,sad-happy, blue images in the ears and mind of the listener.It was a mental and soulful journey for the creator of the music when it was being composed;trying to grasp the mystery that is sound.The Baillieston project was co-produced with FINOTEE guitarist Peter Hucey.