Ian D'Sa

Ian Michael D'Sa (born October 30, 1975) is the guitarist for the Canadian band Billy Talent. Ian was born in the suburb of Ealing, in west London, UK. His family moved to Canada when he was 3 years old. He is of Indian Goan descent and grew up in Mississauga, Ontario learning guitar at the age of 13. While attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School in 1991, he formed a band named Dragonflower with some fellow schoolmates After Dragonflower broke up he formed another band named Soluble Fish and recorded a five song demo entitled Nugget Sauces. He eventually met Benjamin Kowalewicz, Jonathan Gallant and Aaron Solowoniuk in 1993 at the highschool talent show. While playing in Soluble Fish, he started a new band with them named Pezz (later to become "Billy Talent") in which both bands played shows together until Soluble fish broke up in 1996. Still playing with Pezz, D'Sa went to Sheridan College where he got his degree in classical animation and has worked on the TV shows Angela Anaconda, Birdz, and the film Adventures in 3-D IMAX as an character animator. Pezz changed their name to Billy Talent a few years later in 1998.


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