Ian Alesna is one force to reckon with, a versatile musician, he started playing since high-school back in Cebu. Fronting for a band called SUGAR-BARF, he played melodic bass lines while singing.
As he got into college, his interest in drums got the attention of his brother Allen, and together they formed a band called BLACK SUMMER, a post grunge band. In some unfortunate turn of events, BLACK SUMMER couldn’t go on due to acedemic priorities. Ian moved forward to drumming for a pop-rock variety band GUILTY PARTY. After playing acoustic sets on side with his brother, they figured it was time to move forward with the music and got a bass player to form the trio YOUTHSKY. With some eight unreleased tracks, they go around playing original songs in Cebu with their brand of pop-funk. Four years later, bass player Ceasar had to leave the country for a while and the four year stint of YOUTHSKY had to be put to rest.
Ian then joins SUNDOWN CAFFEINE in 2004, then ZARAH SMITH BAND in 2005 as a lead guitarist. Three full years later he rejoins his brother to fill-up the beats in the current band that is Black Summer