Ian Powne was only born once. Since 2003 he has been curating music for disparate groups of people. The name of this project is called The Stress of Leisure. In The Stress of Leisure Ian plays guitar, makes up words and sings unusually. He has been described as a “laconic devilish lyricist”, “unashamedly irreverent”, “an idiosyncratic proposition”. The Stress of Leisure’s recent album ‘Achievement’ appeared in Rocking Horse Records top ten, a career highlight. Ian continues to make up words for songs, but has only written one poem.