Welcome to the home of
Ian and The Dream

The home of Ian Ash and Chivo, this is where the magic lives.

Information, news, videos, early releases of new tracks...all here. Everything that anyone wants to know about Ian and The Dream can be found here on their brand new website! This site is complete with an updated biography, easy to read tour schedule, and a brand new video wall for the most current videos from Ian and The Dream! The newest feature: a live links footer to link you to Ian and The Dream with iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and more!

New EP "Saturns of Stars" out now!

Get Ian and The Dream's newest release right here: Ian & The Dream - Saturns of Stars

Please follow us on social media to get exclusive content from us. All of the links are below! A website exclusive:
The Ian and The Dream Fresh Tunes music player.

  • Ian and The Dream - Past Encounters

  • Ian with Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks of the Beach Boys

  • Chivo with James Hetfield of Metallica

  • Ian with Butch Vig of Garbage (producer of Nirvana's "Nevermind" & others)

  • Ian with Benji Madden of Good Charlotte

  • Ian with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy

  • Ian with Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys

  • Chivo with Lars Ulrich of Metallica

  • Ian & Chivo with Mike Wengren of Disturbed

  • Ian & Chivo with Butch Vig (Garbage, Record producer)

  • Ian & Chivo with Butch Vig (Garbage, Record producer)

  • Ian with Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys

  • Ian, Chivo, Brian and Rick with Mike Jacobs & Carol Meekins, The News Team at Today's TMJ4

New and Noteworthy from Ian & The Dream

Ian & The Dream Launch Kickstarter for New Album "California Cauliflower"

After working with Grammy Award winning producer Stephen Short on their last two EP's, Ian & The Dream was stricken when Short was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
Using what they'd learned from Short over the years, Ian set his ambitions high: self-produce a full length album of original material at his home studio that is as
good or better than the band's previous two efforts.
The result, "California Cauliflower" was the fruits of almost a year of hard work (or the vege-tables if you prefer).
While the band saved thousands of dollars with Ian producing and not having the need to go into the studio, they still have many expenses forthcoming in order to fully realize the album.
Expenses such as mastering, packaging, marketing, promoting, and creating an awareness for the album is where the band will spend all of your generously donated money.
Click here to watch a video and see what cool stuff you get for helping fund our project. Thank you!

See Ian & The Dream on TV This Friday

The band will be on Today's TMJ4 This Friday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM CST.
Whether you have AT&T U-verse or even Time Warner-yes, we know Time Warner
doesn't have TMJ4 anymore, but you can easily check out the performance on TV by hooking up an antenna.
AND for folks outside the Milwaukee area- (or without TVs and antennas!) you can watch live by clicking here.
Tune in to see a live performance and interview!

Ian catches up with radio personality and onmilwaukee.com

Ian caught up with Brian Kramp (formerly of Kramp and Adler) on his KrampKast podcast for
The two discussed much from Freeman Friday Night Live, to everything the group has been up to lately.
Check out Kramp's full blog at onmilwaukee.com here!

Please help our producer, mentor, and friend

Stephen Short is much more than producer, manager, mentor and friend to Ian & The Dream.
He's probably touched your life in some way, too.
We are sad to hear he has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
Learn how he touched your life in ways you may not know, and how you can help,
by clicking right here

"Saturns of Stars" Released on iTunes and other Digital Outlets

The band's new EP "Saturns of Stars" is now available on iTunes and other digital outlets!
Get all 3 of the new songs for only $2.97, or 99 cents per song, by clicking here, or just take a preview! Ian & The Dream - Saturns of Stars
The CD Release party is at St. Francis Brewery this Saturday March 16th at 9:00pm. Please see "Tour" for address.

CD Release Party Set for Saturday, March 16th

As previously announced, the new EP "Saturns of Stars" will be released digitally March 5th.
The band will play a CD Release Party to celebrate the physical release of the album on disc.
The party will be at St. Francis Brewery on Saturday March 16th at 9:00pm. Please see "Tour" for address.
Hear a song from the upcoming release- plus an interview and live performance from the band's show last Friday
on Chicago's Fearless Radio right here

Live on Chicago's own Fearless Radio show this Friday, 2/22/13

The guys are proud to be on Chicago's Fearless Radio show this Friday, February 22nd.
The show begins at 3 pm, and the guys will be interviewed, debut a new song from "Saturns of Stars" on the air,
and do a live song in the studio. Discover music at Fearless Radio here

New Music "Saturns of Stars" to be released on March 5th

Ian & The Dream went back to the studio with Grammy award-winning record producer Stephen Short in January.
They recorded an EP of 3 songs, titled "Saturns of Stars", due out March 5th 2013.
Preview the new music with this short video right here!

Ian & The Dream is WAMI's Artist of the Month

Happy New Year! We're pleased to announce that Ian & The Dream is the WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) artist of the month for January, 2013.
In addition to being featured on the WAMI website, the band will be headlining the WAMI annual holiday party on Sunday, January 13th
at the Milwaukee Alehouse. Head over to WAMI's website to read the feature.

CD Giveaway Christmas Party

The guys are giving away free CD's for everyone at their next show at Rooters, December 28th!
See the details and a special video message by clicking here.

Radio Milwaukee Music Awards-Ian & The Dream nominated in four categories

Ian & The Dream have been nominated in four different categories in this year's Radio Milwaukee Music Awards Listener Poll!
Their four nominations include "Album of the Year", "Band of the Year", "Best Disc We Missed" and "Best Live Show."

It just takes a minute to vote for I&TD and help them win these categories! Simply head over to Radio Milwaukee's website.
On the right side of the page, you'll see "Vote in the 2012 RadioMilwaukee Music awards" highlighted in orange.

One vote for I&TD in each category is all it takes- one visit, that's all! You can also write-in Ian & The Dream "Breathe" in the "Song of the Year" category under "Other."
THANK YOU for helping us get this nomination, and thank you for your votes!

"Ian & The Dream EP- 5 Stars out of 5"- Leicester Bangs

British Blog Leicester Bangs has given the Ian & The Dream EP 5 stars out of 5 in a recent review.
You can read the review on the Ian & The Dream Amazon music page by clicking here.
Also, discover other great new music at the Leicester Bangs blog page here.

New EP from Ian & The Dream now on iTunes

Ian & The Dream's new self-titled EP, produced by Grammy award-winner Stephen Short, is now available for purchase on iTunes.
Simply click the iTunes music note logo toward the bottom left of this page and you'll be taken right to the store,
where you can preview 90 second clips of each track.

New Music Video and Top 45

Ian & The Dream have released their new music video for "We Know How to Fall" directed by Darcy Fray.
To see the video, head over to the bands' YouTube channel, or click here.

Ian & The Dream are now in the top 45 in the nation for Summerfest's Land The Big Gig contest.

By voting for Ian & The Dream, not only are you helping the band, but you're entering yourself to WIN A NEW CAR,
EVERY time you vote! Plus VIP Summerfest packages and much much more!

Simply head over to www.landthebiggig.com now through June 3rd, and register your e-mail address.
Find Ian & The Dream's video of "Anna Belle" in the video gallery and vote.

Ian & The Dream are appearing at Summerfest on Thursday, June 28th at 3:00PM. Thanks for your support in helping them
get a shot at also performing in front of celebrity judges and taking home a big prize. You can vote for Ian & The Dream
five times each day, and each time you vote, you're entering yourself to win.

Ian & The Dream are semi-finalists in nationwide contest

Summerfest, the world's largest music festival, is running a nation-wide talent search for bands and soloists.
The winning artist receives $25,000 and will perform in front of 3 celebrity judges at Summerfest.

Ian & The Dream are now in the semi-finals! But they need your votes to become one of three finalists.

By voting for Ian & The Dream, not only are you helping the band, but you're entering yourself to WIN A NEW CAR,
EVERY time you vote! Plus VIP Summerfest packages and much much more!

Simply head over to www.landthebiggig.com beginning today, April 25,
through June 3rd, and register your e-mail address. Ian & The Dream's video is on the 5th page of the video gallery.

Ian & The Dream are appearing at Summerfest on Thursday, June 28th at 3:00PM. Thanks for your support in helping them
get a shot at much more! You can vote for Ian & The Dream five times each day, and each time you vote, you're entering
yourself to win.

EP Release Party

Ian & The Dream will release their new EP, recorded by Grammy award-winning producer Stephen Short,
with a party at Rocco's Bar and Hall in the Bay View area of Milwaukee next Saturday, April 28th.

The show starts at 9PM and is free of charge. Copies of the new EP Ian & The Dream can be purchased
for $5 at the show.

Upcoming Radio Shows & More

Ian and The Dream will be featured on WBSD 89.1 FM beginning April 16th.
"Breathe", the second track from their upcoming EP release, will be
debuted on April 16th, and will also be charted on FMQB.com

The band will also do an in studio acoustic performance and interview on
88Nine Radio Milwaukee on Thursday, April 26th
at 4PM. Not in the Burlington or Milwaukee areas? No problem! Just click the website links above
and you'll be able to stream the stations.

Stay tuned for an announcement on our EP release date and release party!

A new website now, a new EP coming soon!

Ian and The Dream's newest musical release with never heard before tracks!

We Know How To Fall, the first single released by Ian and The Dream
will be accompanied by the release of the newest EP.
A website exclusive: previews of the new song are available for
previewing in the Ian and The Dream Fresh Tunes music player.

We Know How To Fall:
the music video coming soon!

The first single from the new EP, We Know How To Fall will be the
music video by Ian and The Dream. Filming will take place in
Milwaukee in late March. Check out the Videos section for more clips
from Ian and The Dream.

Ian and The Dream: The Story

In 2008, two high school best friends began embarking on their dream. Sure, they
already had been active in Milwaukee’s music scene: front man Ian Ash won the
Summerfest Pepsi Talent Search performing an original song at age 13. Bassist
Chivo had already cut his teeth playing hard rock in several projects. But after seeing
an opportunity to compete for a major label record deal, Ian & The Dream were formed.

Competing in Bodog’s Battle of the Bands, Ian & The Dream were named “Best Milwaukee
Band,” landing them performances in front of larger crowds such as the Metro and House
of Blues in Chicago. Ian Ash won the title “Top Singer” at Waukesha County Fair, earning
him an opening performance with the Beach Boys. When Grammy award-winning Beach Boy
Bruce Johnston praised Ian’s performance, the band knew they were ready to reach higher
in pursuit of their dream.

Enter Stephen Short, Grammy award-winning record producer who was brought to the band’s
attention late last year. Identifying a band with strong songs and musicianship, Short
helped the band hone in on their identity. Taking them to the famed Sonic Ranch Studios
in Tornillo, TX, Short produced an EP that brought out the best elements of Ian & The Dream:
concise pop songs with uplifting honesty and emotion. How fitting that Ash, a songwriter who
sat inside dissecting Beatles songs growing up, would get to work with Short, a sonic wizard
who had worked intimately with Paul McCartney in the seventies.

The resulting release, Ian & The Dream, touches on themes of love, honesty, and living in
the moment. One listen reveals the freshness this music has in this time and place.
Melodies with flairs of oldies, combined with modern sonic textures, form a sound you
haven’t quite heard before. To boldly go into new territory, that is The Dream.

Where will Ian and The Dream be next?

Date / Time Venue Address Location Cost
3/1/14 05:30pm East Side Music Tour Brady St VENUE TBA Milwaukee, WI Visit their website here
3/1/14 09:00pm Rooters Nightclub 901 Northview Rd Waukesha, WI With Dory Drive
3/15/14 04:30pm Tuscan Hall Banquet Center-St. Patty's Day Bash *Ian & Chivo duo show* 409 Delafield St Waukesha, WI No charge!
3/29/14 09:00pm BBC 2022 E North Ave Milwaukee, WI No charge! With Newlybreds and Amberstein
4/12/14 08:00pm St. Francis Brewery 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave St. Francis, WI No charge!
4/24/14 08:30pm The Bay 342 E Silver Spring Dr Whitefish Bay, WI No charge!
4/26/14 08:00pm Sprizzo's (Ian solo) 363 W Main St Waukesha, WI No charge!
5/2/14 09:30pm Whammy Bar 6139 W Beloit Rd West Allis, WI No charge! With Sweetalk and Amberstein
5/9/14 08:00pm Bar Louie 1114 N Water St Milwaukee, WI No cost!
5/29/14 08:00pm Tuscan Hall Banquet Center- *Ian solo* 409 Delafield St Waukesha, WI No cost!
5/30/14 09:30pm Milwaukee Alehouse 233 N Water St Milwaukee, WI No cost!
6/6/14 06:30pm Freeman Friday Night Live 342 W Main St Waukesha, WI No charge!
6/8/14 02:30pm Pridefest 200 N Harbor Drive- Summerfest Grounds Miller Stage Milwaukee, WI No charge!
6/20/14 06:30pm Freeman Friday Night Live 342 W Main St Waukesha, WI No charge!
7/13/14 01:00pm Bastille Days Cathedral Square Park Milwaukee, WI No charge!
8/16/14 07:00pm Southminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series 200 Richard St Waukesha, WI No charge!

Check out more videos from us by clicking the YouTube icon below

For bookings and other inquiries contact:

Ian Ash | Ian and The Dream | IanAndTheDream@hotmail.com

Manager Stephen Short | Ping Pong Music | stephen@pingpongmusic.com

For college and university bookings, please contact: Olson Entertainment Group, Inc. | www.olsonentertainment.com | stacey@mixcom.com | 414-764-1553

Stacey Olson | NACA National Member | APCA National Member