“Follow your heart and start as you mean to go on “...the wise words spoken by Johnny Flynn, Iann’s Grandad. This inspired Iann in 2017 to give up his safe full time job and take the plunge in to becoming a full time musician.
Now in 2019 Iann’s album “Start As You Mean to Go on” has been released. The
launch night, which had sold out, took place in Dublin’s Cobblestone music venue on Saturday May 11th .
The album is made up of Iann’s original work which is an eclectic mix of heartfelt, melodic and anthemic songs. “Start As You Mean to Go On” was recorded and produced over a period of 18 months by producer Ray Traynor.
Along the way Iann contacted former Aslan songwriter/bass player Tony McGuiness, who also wrote a hit song for The Script, and when Tony heard Iann’s tracks, he agreed to play on the album bringing some magical, grooving bass lines.
At the final stage of making the album, Iann was fortunate and very appreciative to get U2’s renowned album designer Steve Averill to design Iann Brennan’s album cover, logo and artwork.
Since becoming a full time musician, Iann has successfully played support to some of Ireland’s legendary music performers, such as Declan O'Rourke, Aslan, Freddie White, Kila,
Mary Coughlan, and Lisa Hannigan. Iann also did support for 80's icon Hazel O Connor and the incredible Eddi Reader.
Iann has performed throughout Ireland in many iconic rock venues and theatres including Dublin’s Vicar Street and Cork’s Opera House.