Singer/Songwriter; Ian Lucas, is known best for being the lead singer and songwriter of Station 360, who were a Mod band born out of New Wave / Power Pop explosion of 1979.
Station 360 extensively toured London and South East England, in the early 80s and were followed by their ardent fanbase, which included the Scooter Club ‘Midhurst Detours headed up by Dizzy Holmes.
In 1984, at the height of their success in the Mod scene, Station 360 released a single titled 'The Optimist', which was penned by Ian as. The band sold over a thousand copies at their gigs, and 40 years later it is listed for £30 in the Rare Records Collectors Guide book (you can find the listing just above Status Quo). Ian also joined other local Mod band 'Squire' for a bit and toured Europe.
After decades of playing in various band formats and styles and nearly 50 years after writing his first song, Ian decided in early January 2023 to write and record his debut album, which is titled ‘Ian Lucas and The Blacksmiths’.
The album was recorded at The Old Blacksmiths Studios in Portsmouth. It’s an eclectic mix of Ian's song writing styles from; New Wave, Punk, Power Pop, Country and there are still echoes of his writing style from the Station 360 days.
The album ‘Ian Lucas and The Blacksmiths’ is currently only available from Detour Records (https://detourrecords.co.uk) and Vinyl Matters in Petersfield. The album is currently only in CD format and there are only 100 limited edition signed copies available.
In 2024, the album will also be released on vinyl and available to download on Spotify and Apple Music and other internet music stores.
So if you want a copy of this limited first pressing of just 100 copies (only 60 copies remaining) please be quick.
I CAN'T PUT YOUR FIRE OUT IN MY HEART
BACK ON THE TOWN
A TOUCH OF HEAVEN
JUST ANOTHER MONDAY MORNING
SCUFFED SHOES (Ballad)