Ian Masters (born 4 January 1964) is a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer.
He is best known for being a founding member of the English indie pop band Pale Saints. Masters was their vocalist/bassist from their formation in 1987 until his departure from the group in 1992. Since then, he has gone on to perform in other notable groups including Spoonfed Hybrid, ESP Summer, and Friendly Science Orchestra.
He was born in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
During Masters' tenure with the Pale Saints, the group released The Comforts of Madness and In Ribbons as well as several EPs. The recordings displayed a mix of Masters' choirboy-like vocals along with dark atmospheric and noisy pop tunes. Masters, who wasn't interested in touring, left the group to pursue music of a more experimental nature.
His first project after Pale Saints was Spoonfed Hybrid with Chris Trout. They released their self-titled debut album in 1993, and their second album, Hibernation Shock was in 1996.
In 1994, Masters teamed up with His Name Is Alive auteur Warren Defever and they began to release music as ESP Summer.