Welcome to flameproofmusic owned and operated by Ian Piña. Our goal is to provide unique ways of promoting great music. Ian’s passion for music is the driving force behind everything we do.
Ian started his journey years ago booking bands into local pubs in the UK. He was soon picked up by London’s Bron Agency (owned by the legendary Gerry Bron) and then Permanent Artistes (One-time Record Company of the infamous late John Martyn). Ian worked with a small team of booking agents arranging tours for Gary Numan, Badlands, Dave Hole, Then Jericho, Lloyd Langton, John Martyn, Wishbone Ash and Burning Spear to name a few. Ian’s primary role was finding new talent. The new talents primary goal was to secure a record deal. The Past section of this website is a blog dedicated to that UK era.
Ian’s next music chapter began in Seattle working with the garage pop band Wonderlux who released a CD entitled “A Very Nervous Boy” on flameproofmusic. The CD had moderate success and the band lasted a few years in the Seattle scene. Bands disband, lives change, everyone moves on…
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A few years later flameproofmusic relaunched as Ian joined forces with fellow Seattle & Texas natives Transient Songs
Flameproofmusic promoted and supported the following artists; Gary Reynolds, Transient Songs and The Pyramid Ship.
2014 on presents an extended break working on the project electric85.
The music industry has changed drastically but the passion lives on.
Enjoy the site – enjoy the music!