He also worked with singer Barrington "Bo" Henderson[2] of the group Lakeside and later went on to become a member of The Temptations. Other credits: Kerry Gordy, Victor Washington Four Colourz, Fun Factory, Razmataz and Tobias Baader.   Ira worked as a ghost songwriter, musician and producer with hit maker Rudy Taylor the main songwriter for Total Experience Records pumping out hits like "Party Train" and "Early In The Morning" for several years before relocating to Europe.  While in Europe Ira worked with hit maker dr.alban. Alban is responsible for jump starting the Swedish music business in the 1990's.
  A native of Kansas City, Missouri learned to sing and dance by the age of 7. He and his brother were taught the blues by their uncle at an early age. He  performed with his brother Freddie in local high school bands "Friends Of Darkness" and "Pure Ivory". In the summer of 1979 Ira moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1980 he started working with major artists such as The Gap Band and Robert "Goodie" Whitfield Call Me Goodie.[1] He also worked with singer Barrington "Bo" Henderson[2] of the group Lakeside and was a member of legendary group The Temptations. One of their major hits is "Pappa Was a Rollin Stone".
Ira Ward
Picture  (2014)
Background information
Born 17 January 1962
Genres Pop Rnb Funk
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Music producer
Associated acts The Gap Band, Dr Alban, Call Me Goodie,
Discogs Credits


 The doctor has sold over 14 million albums and singles world wide. One of his biggest hits is "It's My Life". It sold over 700,000 copies and was #1 in many European countries.

  His life today: Ira has commit his life to God and dedicated to Gospel music. He is also the first American Soul/Gospel singer to translate and sing a Stevie Wonder song. "It started out as a fun ideal", living in Sweden and learning a foreign language was a great experience. So one day i started to sing in Swedish and surprised myself and it seemed quite natural. You can listen to this track here: Gyllene Kvinna

  In 1987 he moved to Stockholm, Sweden. With music roots in Blues, Jazz and Gospel he found it challenging to enter the Swedish pop music industry. In 1989 he began working as a music producer in a recording studio in Stockholm named "City Recording". There he met Dr Alban and friends. Alban was in need of keyboard player and ask Ira to join his band for the "Hello Africa" European tour. Later he began writing and producing songs with the doctor. Alban started his own label "dr. records" where Ira worked for several years writing and producing artists such as Dr. Alban and Drömhus.[3]