ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul – Globe & Mail.
Reid Jamieson is a classic Canadian heartbreaker with an incredible voice and a magical way with melodies. Born and raised in Toronto, Reid now resides in beautiful Vancouver and continues to perform regularly with CBC's Vinyl Cafe. In 2004 Reid released an alt-country gem titled The Unavoidable Truth produced by Josh Finlayson (Gord Downie, Skydiggers) featuring Sarah Harmer and Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo, Wilco). 2007 found Reid releasing a rather unintentional 50s era tribute to Elvis entitled The Presley Sessions. Initially recorded as a gift for his long time sweetheart this tender offering highlighted Reid's powerful abilities as an interpreter of classic and cult tunes. 2011 brings STARING CONTEST, a 14 song collection of original songs featuring Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas). Garden gnomes, unstoppable trains and no less than three proposals (!) can be found within the lyrics of this unabashedly romantic collection.
Reid will be joined by multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Melissa Bandura (formerly of Lily Come Down). She will join Reid throughout his set on background vocals and violin, as well as singing some of her own compositions.