Born in Sheffield, England, Ian Britt studied Popular Music and Sound Recording in notoriously musical city of Manchester, before signing to the independent label Jalapeno Records in London whilst making himself a name locally as an acoustic singer-songwriter. His debut album, One Day I (2001), was recorded by a duo of dance/breaks producers and on release was met with a positive and encouraging reaction from national/regional press/radio. Ian split from his management and label in early 2006 to separate himself from the direction of those people around him, moved back to his hometown of Sheffield and spent the year exploring, touring, writing and self recording. In 2007, Britt self-released the album, Big Light, on his website, available for free download. His next full length, Box, is set for release in 2011.