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Music page of The Brad James Band. Country Singer and Songwriter from Kitchener – Waterloo. Songs include ” If You like that sort of things”. Events, Music Videos, Bio, Products  more.  While country ingénues seem to be getting younger and younger, good male country artists are like a fine wine, and seem to get better with a little age. This up and coming singer songwriter from Stoney Creek, Ontario has been making all the right moves since he came on the scene with his self-titled debut CD produced by none other than Dale Penner, (Nickelback, Holly McNarland, Matthew Good) in 2009. The first single “If you like that sort of thing” made Larry Delaney’s Canadian Country Music News top thirty list and received healthy airplay nationally for an indie debut, setting him apart from the field from the get go (including sales of over 2000 CD’s mostly by fans at his live shows). Since releasing that debut, he has been working very hard on all aspects of his craft, from songwriting with some of the best in the industry both in Nashville and Canada, to playing 200 shows a year in honky tonks all over southern Ontario to an ever growing legion of fans. Unlike a lot of “up and comers” Brad makes his full time living as a musician and is totally dedicated to his craft. To further his list of country credentials, Brad has opened for a veritable who’s who of International and Canadian country stars including Emerson Drive, Big and Rich, Terri Clark, Shane Yellowbird, Aaron Pritchett, George Canyon, Jason McCoy, Tara Oram and Adam Gregory. In terms of accolades, in addition to having his debut album nominated for Country album of the year by the Hamilton Music Awards, he has also been selected to perform at the prestigious Canadian Music Week in Toronto in 2012, the largest music festival in Canada. Most significantly, Brad was picked out of a large field of peers to perform by the Canadian Country Music Association, for their Songwriter showcase as part of the 2011 CCMA Music Week in Hamilton Ontario. This was a major industry accolade that indicated that Brad was indeed on track with his career. His time spent playing live and “paying his dues” at a punishing rate of 200 shows a year has meant that Brad is ready to go to the next level and it looks like 2014 is the year of the next level. A new collaboration with CCMA producer of the year Rick Hutt has already produced some new material in preparation for a new EP written with a new team of writers including the highly respected Jamie Warren and Stephen Adrian Lawrance (Steven Lee Olsen). Like many aspiring country artists, Brad’s bucket list includes headlining at the Grand Ole Opry and living large on a blue (his favourite colour) Prevost tour bus with his name on the side, but it also includes teaching his son how to play guitar and seeing sunrise at the Grand Canyon after sharing the bill on a live date with Dave Grohl and Ian Thornley the previous evening.

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Brad works and lives as a full time musician in the Hamilton area. He has been “paying his dues” at a punishing rate of over 200 shows a year. Brad is ready to go to the next level and it looks like 2017 is the year of the next step as he continually writes, and records new material with many of Canada’s biggest names.

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Darren Lachance - Guitar Brad James Band

Darren Lachance – Guitar

Annette Haas Bass Guitar

Annette Haas – Bass

Mike Cotton – Drummer

REVIEWS

“I’m really looking forward to watching {and hearing} Brad James kick butt in country music. He’s just the kind of person you want to see succeed-great tunes, great talent, great looks, great guy—it’s gong to be a blast! Hey, it already is!”
Marni Thornton, Durham College-Professor. Music Business Management
“Brad James was born to be a country music superstar. Aside from his obvious musical talents, his rugged good looks and piercing eyes make him an instant hit for the media. I’ve got nothing but positive feedback on every interview and T.V. appearance he has done. He is an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Paula Danylevich, Hype Music
“He’s solid live, very personable and committed to taking all the necessary steps to build his profile on a national level. His team, lead by Dale Penner, are committed to the task and have the experience and drive required to make this goal a reality. To quote Brad “I think my goals are pretty simple really…as things progress, I dream bigger and work harder”
Randy Stark, Stark Ravings
“Brad James is a remarkable talent who has yet to be discovered. Everything else, the talent, the passion, the music and the personality are all there. Now it’s up to the country music industry and the rest of the world to catch up!”
Randy Owen, Country 107.3 New Country
“Brad’s got it all going for him; engaging performer, great songwriter and the girls tell me he’s easy on the eyes.”
Pete Walker, KX-96/Durham Radio
“The Canadian country music up-and-comer may hail from Stoney Creek, but Brad James kicks the crap out of the 10 tracks here like his postal code is in Austin, TX…He swings and bashes hard, teasing out the songs’ hooks, snaring them in the cerebellums of the listener. This debut works fine on it’s own but also acts as aural coming attractions reel for his next disc.”
Bob Klanac, London Scene
“The result is an ear-pleasing, toe-tapping CD that covers all the bases when it comes the relationships, from the apologetic ballad “Bitter” to the playful and sexy “If you like that sorta thing” through to the first single “Waitin’ on a Miracle.”
Debra Downey, The Hamilton Spectator

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