Ian Moss

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Ian Moss was born and raised in the outback town of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory - the place that put Australia on the world map with the movie "Crocodile Dundee". Now another fine talent has emerged from there in the form of Ian Moss.After various musical stints, Moss moved to Adelaide where he joined the band that was to become a legend in Australia, Cold Chisel. He became a highlight of the night with songs like Never before, Bow River (written by Ian Moss), and a cover rendition of Georgia. He also sang on numerous tracks but his main job in Cold Chisel was to play guitar, and that he did.With the status of Australia's best guitarist, Moss has now evolved into an artist of the same caliber as Chisel. After five years of brewing on the side lines of music, Moss released his debut single Tucker's Daughter in January 1989. The song was Top 10 for 11 weeks and hit No. 1 for 2 weeks. The single went gold after 15 weeks and reached in excess of 73,000 copies. The second single Telephone Booth released in June that same year, hit the Top 10 and was Top 20 for 10 weeks.The standard for Moss was set and he did not let it down. The debut album Matchbook, released in August, entered the charts at No. 1 for 3 weeks running. It then remained in the Top 10 for 14 weeks and has to date sold over 185,000 copies.Moss live shows also become a popular item. In 1989 Moss toured for 25 weeks playing 5-6 nights per week to virtually full houses every night all over Australia. Known for his dynamic and energetic performances, Moss' shows always left the crowd wanting more.This has shown that Ian Moss can definitely stand on his own when it comes to music. With a voice as smooth as honey and guitar playing that would satisfy everyone from blues enthusiasts to the hardest of rockers - Moss is here!
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