Ian Broudie originally emerged from the post punk Liverpool music scene of the late seventies playing in the band " Big in Japan" alongside fellow band members Bill Drummond (KLF) Holly Johnson(Frankie Goes To Hollywood) Budgie( The Slits/Souxie And The Banshees). Jayne Casey(Pink Military)
Before the band ended in 1979 they created the independent record label Zoo Records which would later feature the bands Teardrop Explodes and Echo & The Bunnymen.
This in turn led to him producing several bands (sometimes credited under the pseudonym "Kingbird") starting with Echo & The Bunnymen and including The Fall, The Pale Fountains and Wah along with many other bands for the emerging independent record labels of the time including Factory Records, Rough Trade, Creation Records, Beggars Banquet etc.
Ian's Studio is now located in Liverpool on the roof of a warehouse, overlooking the river Mersey, in which he mixed the album “Don’t Forget Who You Are” which he had produced for Miles Kane in 2013.
Broudie recently performed a solo concert, which included a collection of his songs and some of his favourite productions, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Guest vocalists James Skelly, Terry Hall, Ian McCulloch and Miles Kane joined Broudie who was backed by guest musicians Sean Payne, Nick Power, Bill Ryder-Jones, Martyn Campbell and Riley Broudie.
He is currently writing and recording the first Lightning Seeds album for many years.