Ian & Mic

How did you come up with your alias ?
Ian & Mic

City / Country:
Essex near London (England)

Born year:
1971 (Both)

What was your first computer, and when did you get it?
ZX81 (when it first came out)

How did you get into the scene and what groups have you been a member of ?
We got into the scene via compunet having access to other demos etc Compunet was a UK based user network for demo writers, artists, musicians and course enthusiasts. Other demo writers etc (Stoat & Tim) (Bob & Doug) (Rob Hubbard) (Ash & Dave) (mean team) etc.

What was the proudest moment in your career ?
Starting our own development house, completed eight contracts.

For what specific reason(s) do you think that you are remembered ?
Got know idea, could it be the infamous demo creator. Or the bog man demo (maybe you can let us know).

What would you like to be remembered for ?
Putting a smile on peoples faces.

What made you stop the scene activity ? (and do you remember when?)
We stopped programming after the disastrous court case with the edge, a software house in london directed by tim "slimy" landell. We converted Solder of Light to C64 from the arcade which was completed in 6 months but according to Tim Landell should have been completed in three months (yeaa right) so they refused to pay us. So we decided to take the Edge to court but Tim Landell left the country for America. With no money we were forced to sell all our equipment to settle outstanding loans from the bank. So we both went esparto ways and concentrated on normal carers.

Thinking back on the good old days, is there anything you regret?
Giving up programming and not channelling our knowledge into the business world of information technology.

What was your favorite
Ghost & Goblins by Chris Butler Bounder (both Gremlin Graphics)

Lucas Film demo by Bob & Doug

Tony Crowther for (Monty Mole, Loco, Suicide Express, Potty Pigeon, Trap.)
Archer Maclain ( Drop Zone, the Last Ninja)
David Ward (all wicked Ocean games)

1001 Crew, Judges

Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway, Maniacs Of Noise, Chris Huelsbeck Jonathan Dunn, Fred Grey

Parallax, Yia kung fu, Rasputin, Shades Newlook, Thrust, Terra cresta.

PCW show, Commodore Computer Show, Smeggs cracking party.


Any lager, hooch with vodka, brandy, Jack Daniels, anything with alc % (I like your attitude -Ed)

What are you doing nowadays ?
I work in the city of london for a merchant bank called standard bank of London also more in line with what I used to do, I have my own 24 track midi recording studio for producing and writing dance music (trance, house, trip hip, techno) all controlled via the amiga.

At this moment in time I am working for a london stockbroker (bzw securities). Interesting haa!!!!.

What are you doing on your spare time?
Ian: Social visits to pubs & clubs, producing & promoting records etc.

Is there anything you'd like to say to the public (read: admires)
Any questions of anykind contact via e-mail

What is the meaning of life?
Ian; don't hold back
Mic; money money and lots of money....