Ish has a genuine way of connecting with his young audience and their families while bringing into focus his delightful sense of humor, warmth and common sense values.
His performances are varied in themes; positive, upbeat, interactive, age appropriate and include singalong songs, stories and some pretty instrumentals you will enjoy to discover.
His themes are about the joys of childhood, family and friends as well as the importance of safety first awareness, matched with goodwill, tolerance and open-mindedness.
Plus how the influence of our imaginative spirits can change our lives, to being proactive and considerate in the things we do, that effect the environment.
Composing on guitar, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, harmonica and melodica, his style is best described as a combination of thoughtfully written story telling lyrics played in a Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Soft Rock and Country genre.
His Concerts feature songs from his two Children's CDs, Never Say Never, Cardboard Wings and All-Ages CD, Up Fish Creek plus some new songs and instrumentals he’s recording for his next Children’s CD, Tell Me a Bedtime Story.
Never Say Never was nominated for Children's Album of the Year, 2012 by the Western Canadian Music Awards.
Ish believes, "When indulging our children in age appropriate entertainment that inspires, educates, has them laughing and involves them in the process, we encourage their growth and development artistically, intellectually and socially, while not robbing them of their innocence."
Ish takes pride in being a versatile and seasoned Family-Friendly Performer and will often do different sets for Children & Families, Grown-ups or mix it up for All Ages to enjoy.
Ish performs as a Solo Artist, in a Duo with special guest Marion Lightly on accordion, piano and vocals, or in a Trio or Quartet as Ish & Friends.