Adam Pringle Project, Strange Brew, Decades (Bass, vocals)
Ian Flaherty began playing bass guitar as a teen, during the early “grunge” era of the ’90’s, yet always had a taste for the classic rock of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Listening to jam bands like Phish, and jazz bands like Medeski and Martin and Wood, helped him develop a feel for playing live music. In college Ian pursued a music curriculum by taking music theory and bass lessons along with teaching himself the intangibles. After a few college band encounters, he joined the Adam Pringle Project; the ensuing original material was played on several local radio stations, while allowing the band to open for Gin Blossoms at the Intersection, in Grand Rapids (2006). Ian was also the bassist for the local band Strange Brew for a couple of years before joining ranks with Radu and Steve, thus completing the base (pun intended) of Decades, in the summer of 2010.