Bobby Oroza feat Cold Diamond and Mink

Monday 21 October 2019 | TICKETS

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble | Bad Boys of Jazz

Friday 25 October 2019 | TICKETS

A Certain Ratio

Saturday 2 November 2019 | TICKETS

KAROL CONKA

Friday 25 October 2019 | TICKETS

Hypnotic Halloween Party: The Lost Boys v The Bad Boys

Thursday 31 October 2019 | TICKETS

Oct 21

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Bobby Oroza feat. Cold Diamond & Milk

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When Bobby Oroza and the Cold Diamond & Mink production duo first got together in the studio they cut “This Love”. That turned out to be a hell of a start. Since they originally released it in 2016 the tune has become somewhat of an underground hit. From the heavy air play at car shows and swap meets in the South West to being featured in numerous movies and tv shows, it even made it’s way to an Earl Sweatshirt mixtape. All of this has lead to a lot anticipation for Bobby Oroza’s debut full length which is appropriately named after the tune that started it all. Big Crown Records is proud to present the debut full length from Bobby Oroza, This Love.

Bobby was born in Helsinki, Finland into a family of musicians and artists where he would be exposed to a wide range of music early on. Frequent family parties at Bobby’s were thrown to the sounds of his grandfather playing Latin and Cuban classics on his guitar or to his parents record collection which was full of early jazz and blues, Motown, gospel hits, and doo-wops. The Soul records were balanced out by Brazilian, African, North and South American folk songs, and Nuyorican Salsa albums. All of these influences make appearances in Bobby’s music.

Bobby pushes the borders of soul and rock balladry and creates a sound distinctly his own. Cold Diamond & Mink provide a pitch perfect collec- tion of lo-fi, low-key classics on which Bobby’s smokey tenor floats atop, breaking hearts on some tunes and melting them on others. Maintaining the band’s signature dark and intimate aesthetic, they run the gamut of tempos, breaking hearts on some tunes and mending them on others. The group’s second single “Your Love Is Too Cold” is a stomper that blends the groovy soul drumming of early Motown records with guitar that could have been lifted from a James Bond score and has been getting heavy spins across the globe at soul parties and on radio shows. Bobby takes care of the dancers with a few up numbers, ranging from the northern soul nods on “Lonely Girl” & “Falling in Love” to the 70s jazz funk nod on “Keep On Believing”. However, the ballad lovers with the uncontrollable urge to two-step late into the night will be the real winners with “This Love”. Bobby thrives on the bed of dark and intimate sensuality found on tracks like “Alone Again”, “Down On My Knees”, and “Deja Vu”. The world is about bear witness, and surely be taken back by this strange and unique shade of Soul born in Finland but made for the whole world to enjoy.

Bobby Oroza feat. Cold Diamond & Milk
Oct 23

Presented by Music Network

Airelle Besson, Sebastian Sternal & Jonas Burgwinkel Trio

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Airelle Besson, trumpet

Sebastian Sternal, piano, Fender Rhodes

Jonas Burgwinkel, drums

Leading the new wave of young European improvising trumpeters, Airelle Besson is a formidable, compelling and frankly, astonishing talent. Sometimes embracing a baroque sense of form and lyricism, she can turn on a sixpence and send forth grooves that mark her out as a fine jazz presence and a thoughtful and articulate composer. With the elegant and lucid playing of pianist Sebastian Sternal and drummer Jonas Burgwinkel bringing his classic jazz and avant garde sensibilities to the table, this is a trio whose music is both considered and free, communicative and compelling. Listening to each other and to the moment, they build an architecture of eloquent and clean sound, without clutter, but with masses of heart.

Oct 25

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Bad Boys of Jazz

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Exclusive showcase of new music and show from the forthcoming Bad Boys of Jazz release

Nov 29th will see Hypnotic Brass release their most highly anticipated release…

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Bad Boys of Jazz
Oct 25

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Karol Conka - Late Show

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Karol Conka is a Brazilian rapper, singer, composer, actress, record producer, model and television presenter. Born in Curitiba, Conka is one of the most prominent female rappers in Brazil today. Her music is a blend of modern hip-hop and rap with sounds from Brazilian pop and traditional music

Karol Conka - Late Show
Oct 26

Presented by BoBo Productions

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Extravaganza

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“HALLOWEEN BABY”

Its coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland invites you to celebrate our Halloween Extravaganza on Saturday 26th of October from 8pm in our spiritual home at The Sugar Club, Dublin. Expect the CRAZIEST, WILDEST and most OUTRAGEOUS show yet!!

With prizes for best dressed, custom cakes, encourage audience participation, free props, feisty phantoms, complimentary hot chocolate, and new scenes performed live and unabashed for your pleasure!! And what would a Rocky Horror be without the fabulous Miss Dotty Potts, to wet your whistle before the main event!!!

So join us this Halloween weekend for our DOUBLE FEATURE and help us to celebrate one of the wildest nights in Ireland!!!
Its gonna be one hell of a party!!!

Now where else would you rather be?

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Extravaganza
Oct 27

Presented by Movember Ireland

2019 Movember Launch

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Movember 2019 is here ...

Join us for a boogie to celebrate the coming of the hairy season!

FISH GO DEEP
BON VOYAGE (LIVE)
ERICA CODY (LIVE)
NEALO (LIVE)
CICI
BANTUM (LIVE)
BILLY SCURRY
CLAIRE BECK
BEN BIX
HANDSOME PADDY
RUTH KAVANAGH (MOTHER)
KATE BRENNAN HARDING (TODAY FM)
ARVEENE
STEVE REDDY
JACK O’CONNOR
+ MORE TBA

2019 Movember Launch
Oct 28

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - All Ages Matinee

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This special afternoon showcase is geared towards all ages and will have the band perform some of their signature music along with some crowd participation and engagement with the kids.

A great afternoon out by all accounts this is a great memory for kids and adults alike.

** Pls note that we encourage all who attend to respect the venue and recommend parents and guardians to be vigilant with under 12s that attend **

These blood brothers, seven sons of jazz great Phil Cohran, carry on his musical legacy HBE are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago. Together they have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def , Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed Coachella, WOMAD AU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. The documentary film Brothers Hypnotic, explores their music, work ethic, life and experience of being raised by their jazz legend father Phil Cohran. After screening in major cities and festivals, it aired on PBS. Their song, “War” was featured in the blockbuster hit movie, Hunger Games.

The brothers were raised in a house where music was a constant element of the household. Phil Cohran’s “Circle of Sound” held rehearsals in the living room and put on live shows in the adjacent loft/theatre called the “Sun Ark”. The brothers were obligated to wake at 6am and play their horns before and after school. As adolescents, they played around Chicago as the Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble, performing for the likes of Harold Washington, Nelson Mandela, and other prominent figures of the day.

** Pls note that we encourage all who attend to respect the venue and recommend parents and guardians to be vigilant with under 12s that attend **

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - All Ages Matinee
Oct 30

The Warren Listening Party

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Doors 7pm, show begins 7.30

On October 30, we’re inviting you to meet The Warren at a special listening party spectacular at the Sugar Club. The Warren is a new network of the most remarkable and innovative podcasts in Ireland & will be home to six Irish podcasts initially with more to come down the road. The line-up features a diverse mix of shows on pop culture, wildlife, drama, science and much more. Podcast listeners can browse the shows on www.thewarren.ie. The night will be hosted by Stand Up Writer & Host of the popular Podcast, Fascinated, Gearoid Farrelly who will be speaking to the produccers and hosts behind each of the Warren’s Podcasts as well as playing some of their favorite audio clips on the night. They include:

The Critter Shed is a podcast about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about
things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites! Oh, and
it’s in a shed. It’s hosted by science research associate with Trinity College Dublin
Collie Ennis and producer Colette Kinsella.

Meet Your Maker is a podcast about the people who make the things we love with
episodes about everything from Muppet puppeteers to role play Gardaí! Bello
Collective named Meet Your Maker as one of 100 Outstanding Podcasts in 2018 and
it appeared on Radio Public’s list of ” 17 podcasts that started in 2017 that I couldn’t
imagine a world without. ” Meet Your Maker won Bronze for Best Culture Podcast at
the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2019. It’s produced and hosted by Liam
Geraghty.

The Dublin Story Slam Podcast is a monthly series that shares extraordinary
stories from ordinary Dubliners recorded live at its regular open mic storytelling night.
From the hilarious to the tragic, inspiring stories to unbelievable tales, the Story Slam
is all about connecting audiences through the power of true personal stories that
bring people together. It’s produced and hosted by Julien Clancy.

How to Be Sound sees writer Rosemary Mac Cabe talk to all sorts of people in an
attempt to learn how to be sounder at life!

Science Drops! is a tiny podcast that’s big on curiosity. Have you ever wondered
why stars twinkle or why we have earwax? Science Drops! answers these and many
questions in a quirky and fun-filled 90 seconds or less! It’s produced by Colette Kinsella.

Petrified is a horror anthology podcast from a darker Ireland. These are the chilling
tales of people who heard something. Something they really shouldn’t have heard.
Listen at your own risk. Written and directed by Peter Dunne and produced by Liam
Geraghty with Peter, Crime Reads has called Petrified “extremely well written,
expertly produced and brilliantly acted” and it was listed by Image.ie as one of the
top podcasts to listen to in 2019.

So if you’re a fan of any of these Podcasts, looking to find your new favorite Podcast or even interested in how Podcasts are made, come along and meet the creative minds behind The Warren. The first 60 people to buy tickets will also receive a complimentary Lervig beer, a special canned beer inspired by the Norwegian’s love of house parties. Grab. your tickets quick before they’re all gone!

The Warren Listening Party
Oct 31

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Hypnotic Halloween Party : The Lost Boys v The Bad Boys

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Join us for Dublin’s finest Halloween Event

Tickets on sale now

A screening of 80’s classic The Lost Boys
followed by
The Bad Boys of Jazz - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble ( Gorillaz, Prince)
followed by
Hip Hop Party

Fancy Dress is the name of this game

Doors 730pm
Lost Boys 815pm
Music Starts 10pm
Live Show 1030pm
Halloween Hip Hop Club from 1130pm - Late

€20 admit x1 +booking fee
€35 admit x2 +booking fee
€50 admit x3 +booking fee
€60 admit x4 +booking fee

Hypnotic Halloween Party : The Lost Boys v The Bad Boys
Nov 01

Mystify : Michael Huthence (INXS)

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MYSTIFY MICHAEL HUTCHENCE is a powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned #INXS frontman, #MichaelHutchence. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’ and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man.

At the height of his internationally renowned career, a sudden blow to the head robs the famously sensual rock star of his most cherished senses. A series of personal battles follows, ending tragically with his death at the age of 37, the night before embarking on a world tour.

Directed by Richard Lowenstein | 1h 42m | 2019

Mystify : Michael Huthence (INXS)
Nov 02

Presented by ChoiceCuts

A Certain Ratio

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CELEBRATE THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY - WITH BOX SET AND TOUR

“Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”.

LISTEN TO A NEWLY RECORDED STRING VERSION OF WON’T STOP LOVING YOU

Back sharing a label with Factory label-mates New Order, A Certain Ratio’s collaboration with Mute has seen their full studio album catalogue made available again and a new compliation, acr:set, featuring two brand new tracks, ‘Dirty Boy’ (with vocals from Barry Adamson and Tony Wilson) and ‘Make It Happen’.

The Guardian’s Dave Simpson paid tribute to the band, once described as “James Brown on acid” in a recent Cult Heroes piece: “Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”.

A Certain Ratio
Nov 03

Presented by MCD

Tiny Ruins

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New Zealand Indie-Folk singer Tiny Ruins announces headline Dublin show at The Sugar Club

A warm swell of ambient sound precedes an arpeggiated rhythmic riff that springs into flight, exuberant and joyful. Sparkling electric guitar punctuates the relentless thrum of Hollie Fullbrook’s acoustic, as the potent lyricism she is known for cuts searingly through the noise - “Stirring, shaken, all of us waking under the same cover of sky”.

And so begins ‘Olympic Girls’, the title track of the third long-player from Tiny Ruins. Set for release on 1 February 2019, the group’s hotly anticipated next offering is replete with vital lyricism and galvanising rhythms.

Building on the sparse minimalism and mesmerising songwriting of earlier releases, Olympic Girls comprises a taut and agile quiver of songs, dancing with explorative instrumentation and a pop sensibility that springs with life.

The album was recorded during several intense weekends spanning many months in producer Tom Healy’s small Paquin Studio, nestled inside The Lab in Auckland’s Mt. Eden. With Healy playing electric guitar in the band since 2014, the tracking room doubles as a practice space for Tiny Ruins and other local bands, and is the same studio in which they recorded 2014’s Brightly Painted One, for which Healy was nominated for Producer of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards.

With Fullbrook at the helm and Healy producing, longtime bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alex Freer were vital sounding boards & leant their own creative flourishes toward an overall sound of confident exuberance, marrying the intricately woven poetics of Leonard Cohen, the shimmering dream-pop landscapes of Beach House or Mazzy Star, and the off-kilter experimental pop of Broadcast or John Cale.

The result is an expansive series of delightfully bold arrangements – the sound of a band so fluid, yet grounded; the hard-won trust and ease that comes with long months of touring. The burden of it taking so long was also its blessing, with no filler seeping through the bricks, nor beams blocking out the spaces. As Fullbrook says, quoting the lyrics of the somewhat sinister ‘School of Design’, “it was time to bust through the ceiling”.

Tiny Ruins will play The Sugar Club on Sunday November 3rd with tickets from €18 on sale Wednesday 24th July from 10am.

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Tiny Ruins
Nov 04

Presented by Films of Note

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

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Doors 7.30 | Screening begins 8.30

The life and career of musical giant and cultural icon Miles Davis, a true visionary, innovator and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool.

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ’n’ roll, and even hip-hop.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Nov 05

Presented by MCD

Tom Rosenthal

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General Admission - on sale Friday 29th March

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Since being hailed as ‘Britain’s best unknown songwriter’ (Sabotage Times) in 2013, Tom Rosenthal has made significant movements to becoming something of a known entity.


With songs featuring a number of TV soundtracks (HBO’s Hard Knocks, Netflix’s ‘Kid Poker’, C4’s ‘Skins’), on big ad campaigns (Vodafone 2015), and a number of major film trailers including ‘Comet’ (2014), ‘Anesthesia’ (2014) and ‘The Odyssey’ (2016), Rosenthal has seen his audience grow rapidly since his last album release.


His YouTube channel, showcasing his award-winning music videos (Best Video at the European Independent Film Festival 2017), has now amassed well over 50 million views and his Spotify streams over 120 million.

“Gently epic ballads that channel Brian Wilson-esque whimsy through the mind of the classic British kook’’ The Guardian

Tom Rosenthal will play the Sugar club on Tuesday November 5th with tickets from €17.45 incl booking fee on sale Friday 29th March at 10am from Ticketmaster

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Tom Rosenthal
Nov 08

NC Grey

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After many incredible support slots for artists like Roy Ayers, we’re delighted to be bringing NC Grey for a much awaited headline show at The Sugar Club

NC Grey is a rising British-Nigerian singer and songwriter. She was inspired to sing and write her own material melding influences from jazz, soul, Motown and hints of gospel born of her days singing in church choirs.

Listing greats like Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Sade Adu, and Stevie Wonder among her influences, Grey has studied the best and has developed her sound; the perfect blend of Soul, Jazz and R&B. An avid performer, NC has delivered mesmerising performances at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Body & Soul Festival and several venues across Ireland.

NC Grey
Nov 10

Presented by Aiken Promotions

A Gay and a Non-Gay Podcast

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THIS IS THE RESCHEDULED DATE FROM 23 JUNE. ALL TICKETS FROM 23 JUNE REMAIN VALID FOR THIS SHOW.

Gay and straight worlds collide, as unlikely friends James Barr and Dan Hudson plus special guests bring their award winning comedy podcast to Belfast – live! James (Gay) explores the “admin” behind gay sex, while Dan (NonGay) promotes his campaign for metal music fans to be recognised as a minority.

A Gay and a Non-Gay Podcast
Nov 11

Story Party Dublin | True Dating Stories

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At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better because it could be worse. Story Party has toured over 50 countries because the dating struggle is real, worldwide. You’ll hear stories about ghosting, unwanted pictures, splitting the bill, cat-fishing, heart-break, and “I can’t believe these are true stories” from our professional storytellers.

The award winning Story Party Tour has played to sold out audiences all over the world. We are in town for a short time only so grab your tickets now. You’ve had enough coffee dates to master the art of fake laughing. Now come to our show and laugh for real!

Story Party Dublin | True Dating Stories
Nov 12

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Jessica Pratt

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Aiken Promotions proudly presents Jessica Pratt live at The Sugar Club, 12th November 2019. Tickets €18.00 inclusive of booking fee, on sale now.

Jessica Pratt is not a loud performer. She does not have to be. In a club of a few hundred, even the bar staff are known to go quiet while she’s on stage. Her third album, Quiet Signs, feels like a distillation of this power.

The album leads off with ‘Opening Night’, a nod to Gena Rowlands’ harrowing, brilliant performance in the John Cassavetes film of the same name, as well as to where this spare, beautiful collection of songs falls within the course of the California artist’s career.

“On some level I considered an audience while making the last record (2015’s On Your Own Love Again),” she writes, “but my creative world was still very private then and I analysed the process less. This was the first time I approached writing with the idea of a cohesive record in mind.”

Quiet Signs is also Pratt’s first album fully recorded in a professional studio setting, her songs and guitar arrangements have been pared back to include only what is essential, while the home recorded haze of previous efforts parts to reveal the full scope of her vision.

Songs like ‘Fare Thee Well’ and ‘Poly Blue’ retain glimmers of On Your Own Love Again’s hazy day afternoon spells, yet delicate flute, string and organ arrangements and rehearsal room piano now gesture towards the lush chamber pop & longing of The Left Banke.

On the first single, ‘This Time Around’, Pratt hits on a profound, late-night clarity over just a couple of deep chords, evoking Caetano Veloso’s casual coastal brilliance. And before the curtain drops, Pratt provides a show-stopping closer, ‘Aeroplane’.

Finally at home in a plane above the illuminated city, she sings with a newfound resolve. Quiet Signs is the journey of an artist stepping out of the darkened wings, growing comfortable as a solitary figure on a sprawling stage.

The album was written in Los Angeles and recorded at Gary’s Electric in Brooklyn, NY over 2017/2018. It was co-produced by Al Carlson, who contributes flute, organ and piano. Matt McDermott also played piano and string synthesizer.

Jessica Pratt
Nov 13

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Dublin Podcast Festival: Those Conspiracy Guys

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Those Conspiracy Guys is an award winning world renowned comedy, history and conspiracy theory podcast with over 20 million global downloads and top chart positions in the US, UK, Australia and Ireland. Recently featured in the ‘Top 100 Podcasts you must listen to’ list (The Times, 2019) it’s produced and presented by Gordon Rochford whose “assiduous research” (NME, 2019) leads the podcast down epic 5 hour deep dives into the dark world of conspiracies, as well as episodes on true crime case analysis and serial killers all driven by round table discussion in a funny, friendly and non-preachy somewhat balanced format!”

Dublin Podcast Festival: Those Conspiracy Guys
Nov 15

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Christian Scott

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Tickets on sale Friday 23rd August 10am

Christian Scott aTunde Ajduah is an architect of concepts. His signature Stretch Music; a genre-blind form; allows him to create sonic landscapes across multiple forms of sound, language, thought and culture. At once Trap, Alt Rock, World Music.. Stretch Music is, like its creator, a collision of ideas and identities. Growing up heir to a Legendary Afro-New Orleanian Chieftain amidst the complexities of a racially and economically conflicted New Orleans, Adjuah’s work reflects his sensibilities: analytic, expansive and unafraid to confront the social and political realities of our time head on.

Ancestral Recall - his new release which drops 03.22.19 - is his most defiant call to action yet. Using rhythm as its driving motif, Ancestral Recall interweaves and re-works a diaspora of rhythmic and harmonic heritages and, in doing so, deconstructs the narratives that primatise one sound, and people, over another. It is creative decolonization in action.

Christian Scott