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James Stephens is a Wasaga Beach based Artist from Ontario, Canada.

He began playing guitar at the age of 12 and was instantly a natural when it came to learning songs by ear.

From then on his musical journey took way. This led him to his first band formation in 2009. At which point, he started writing his own material.

James’ natural ear for music sparked his immediate and obsessive interest in writing his own compositions.

It’s been a long road of experimenting with song-writing for James. But the journey has paid off as his unique sound is now meticulously showcased at his emotionally driven live performances.

This artist’ grabs hold of your attention with his impressive live instrumentation, as well as his stylistic, and soulful voice.

It is a new age for the music industry, and fully independent musicians are becoming much more common. James is a prime example of a 100% independent musician. He can easily be considered an audio engineer, videographer, as well as producer. There aren’t many avenues that Stephens’ hasn’t covered in terms of developing the proper skills to stay afloat in the industry.  He is also an exceptional drummer, piano player, bass guitarist, mandolin player, and banjo player.

James has an impressive arsenal of around 100 cover songs, all of which are geared toward his own preference in music and writing; Indie/alternative.

He takes songs by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chet Faker, The Killers, and even Johnny Cash and successfully makes them his own.

As an Audio Engineer, James owns all of his own, Industry Standard live sound gear, and is readily available to transport it with his Cargo Van. All this and he will also be delivering top notch, professional quality sound production for any venue. Whether it be a small quiet vibe bar or pub, or a full sized music venue.

Consider all of your worries and concerns taken care of with this artist performing at your venue.

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Upcoming Shows

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Northwinds Brewery, Collingwood

April 6th – 1:00 – 4:00 pm


Cranberry Resorts, Private Event

April 15th – 4:00 – 6:00


Mcreilly’s Pub

April 13th – 10:00 pm – 2:00 am


Grillicious (Barrie)

April 20th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm


Huron Club 

May 2nd – 7:00 – 10:00 pm


Moguls, Collingwood

May 5th – 8:45 – 9:45 pm


Cicco’s Ristorante, Barrie

May 18th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm


Mcreilly’s Irish pub, Barrie

August 10th – 10:00 – 2:00 am

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Contact info

Email: jdstephens16@gmail.com

Phone: 1 (705) 607 1448

Recent and Upcoming Gigs

February 16th 9:30 – 10:00 pm – (Music for Change – DSTRCT Guelph)

March 15th – 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm – (Mcreilly’s Pub – Barrie, ON)

March 26th – 11:15 – 12:00 am – (Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON)

April 4th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – (Huron Club – Collingwood, ON)

April 6th – 1:00 – 4:00 pm – (Northwinds Brewery – Collingwood, ON)

April 13th – 10:00 pm – 2:00 am –  (Mcreilly’s Pub – Barrie, ON)

April 15th – 4:00 – 6:00 pm – (Cranberry Resorts – Private Event)

April 20th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – (Grillicious, Mulcaster street, Barrie, ON)

May 2nd – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – (Huron Club – Collingwood, ON)

May 5th – 8:45 – 9:45 pm – (Moguls, Collingwood, ON)

May 18th – 7:00 – 10:00 – (Cicco’s Ristorante, Barrie, ON)

August 10th – 10:00 – 2:00 am – (Mcreilly’s, Barrie, ON)