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Ian Bruce (painter)

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Nationality  British
Known for  Painter and Singer

Name  Ian Bruce
Role  Singer
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Music group  The Correspondents (Since 2007)
Artwork  Skype Portrait of Helena Dunn (London calling New York)

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Ian Bruce is a painter and the lead singer in the DJ/MC duo The Correspondents.


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Ian Bruce was educated at Eton College and Edinburgh College of Art. His degree show included pictures of people in a care home, which were described by The Scotsman as 'lively and sympathetic'. While at Edinburgh, he became MC for a group of DJs called 'Trouble'. However, he said to Leeds University Online Student Magazine, that by the time he finished at Edinburgh he was looking for something different, and that he felt that his "insistence on wearing a three piece suit for gigs was a little incongruous with the general vibe."

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In 2009 he was selected as one of the Courvoisier 'Future 500' people expected to be a success in their various fields.


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Bruce's primary interest is in portraiture, and he has painted subjects including pupils at Eton College, and a portrait of the dandy Sebastian Horsley. In 2009, he also began a project to paint portraits over skype video-chat, giving him the ability to take commissions from people living abroad. He has held exhibitions in London and Edinburgh including a collaboration with Rose Davey, and a show in the Cosa Gallery in Notting Hill.

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Bruce is also the lead singer and MC of DJ/MC duo The Correspondents, described by the Evening Standard as 'the kings of hip-hop swing' and by the Hounslow Chronicle as having developed 'a reputation for setting parties alight'. Bruce's on-stage charisma and wild dancing is often commented on by commentators and reviewers of his shows.

The Correspondents have supported and played alongside artists such as Lily Allen and Basement Jaxx and have played at major festivals such as WOMAD, Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party. Although Bruce prefers to avoid heavy promotion and allow people to gently discover the band for themselves, The Correspondents have developed a sizeable cult following. They were listed by the Daily Telegraph's Lucy Jones as one of the 'Top Ten Highlights of Glastonbury' in 2010.


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