Ian Burbidge – Alto and Tenor Saxes, Flute, Composer/Arranger
Ian has long been an active part of the musical scene in Port Elgin and Kincardine. He taught high school in both towns and has been a member of several performing groups from folk to rock to jazz. He has been writing music for over 40 years and helped to form Noodle Factory partly as an outlet for his arranging and composition.
Ian is a conductor for and a member of the Port Elgin Community Band. He plays with a Beatles tribute band called Get Back and occasionally with a brass line called The Men In Black which sometimes backs up the Lulu's Roadhouse Band. In the past, Ian has been involved with Southampton Summer Music, Kincardine Summer Music Festival, Kincardine Community Band, Kincardine Theatre Guild and the Stardust Big Band. He is occasionally called on to sub in with the Lighthouse Swing Band and he has even done a stint as accompanist for the Chantry Singers of Port Elgin.