About this Artist
As one of the principal singer/songwriters in the acclaimed British rock band Gomez, IAN BALL has shared in great success during the last decade, including the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize for the band’s 1998 debut album. Most recently, Gomez earned their biggest U.S. commercial and critical success yet with their latest album, How We Operate, which the Wall Street Journal declared “the best rock album of the year.” Songs from How We Operate have been featured in numerous TV shows and films, including the ABC-TV dramas Grey’s Anatomy and What About Brian. Both “See The World” and the album’s title track were U.S. radio hits, with “See The World” topping the Adult Album chart for eight weeks.
Ball has performed occasional solo shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and elsewhere over the years, enchanting fans with his gravelly baritone and alternately playful and reflective songs. In October 2007, Ball raised the stakes with his first solo album and tour, as Gomez took some time off following the extensive worldwide touring in support of How We Operate.