Ian began writing in 2010. His first attempts were pieces on 60’s influenced punk garage bands from the Medway Delta. Next up was an attempt at a stage play that morphed into a crime fiction novel set in the 1960’s called In the Blood. This was co-written with respected northern soul author Pete McKenna. In the Blood was published in 2012. Pete and Ian have also written a book called Once Upon a Tribe which was also published in 2012.
Ian’s first novel Long Hot Summer was published in 2011 and a book about The Jam called Thick As Thieves co-written with Stuart Deabill was published in 2012. Stu and Ian also have a book on Oasis called Supersonic due for publication in September 2013. Stu and Ian have also worked together on a book about London’s clubbing history called From Ronnie’s to Ravers and Ian has also worked on a book with ex-Dentists member Bob Collins about the history of Medway garage bands and this book is called The Kids Are All Square.