Ian Florence started his musical journey at the age of 12 playing guitar, but quickly found love for bass. He played in several different rock groups throughout his high school years and into his early 20s. His time in this music scene reached its apex in 2019 when his band Paladin released their debut album "Ascension'' on Prosthetic Records. While publicly focusing on contemporary music, he was also spending his time studying music theory, and classical piano. After the birth of his son, he shifted his focus away from touring and back toward academic life. He is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree from the University of North Georgia in Instrumental Education, with a focus in piano, and is also a double bass player in the Symphony Orchestra of North Georgia.
He is a lover of all styles of music and is always looking to discover something new. He is a fan of board games, classic men's fashion, walks in nature, and professional wrestling. He currently lives in Cumming, Georgia with his wife, son and cat.