Toronto-based Jamesking delivers a melodic and lyrical fusion of the Pop, Rock and Neo Soul inspired by a time when popular R&B was a means of musical expression and not just a formula. Comprised of four experienced and highly coveted musicians and songwriters, the band features founder and composer Damir “Duff” Demirovic on guitar, Ran Caspi on bass, Vlada Mladenovic on drums and is fronted by the sultry lead vocals of Gyles. Each member brings different skills and passions to the table and together define the unique sound of Jamesking by creating intricate, smooth, hip and relevant music that is just the right mix of old school R&B with a modern pop twist.
Already on the Toronto R&B scene, Gyles has performed with Juno Award nominees Jully Black and Camille Douglas, as well as graced Carlos Morgan’s first single ‘Baby C’mon’ which appeared on Groove Essentials, Vol 1. Taking the opportunity to join the group in 2007, Gyles rounds out Jamesking’s signature sound and offers the audience a soulful and unforgettable experience every time.
In June of 2008, after the release of their self-titled album, Jamesking released their first music video for the track “Gold”, placed 2nd in the Mix 99.9 Canadian Radio Star Songwriting Competition with “Reminisce” and were nominated for a Canadian Independent music award. As a result, the band was offered international TV publishing and licensing agreements with Audiosocket from Seattle, Soundscape Media from Toronto, Synchup from Los Angeles. The track “Show Me” was later picked up by City TV to be featured in their reality show “Departures”.
In 2009 the band was given the opportunity to showcase during Canadian Music week and soon after released its sophomore album entitled Lied To Me, who’s title track was then featured in the movie Shark City released in July 2009 (directed by Dan Eisen and starring Vivica A. Fox).
With their talent and persistent commitment, Jamesking is clearly a band to watch for and remember. Proving to be Toronto’s newest Pop/R&B sensation, they are easily poised to become one of Canada’s most successful acts.
On stage, Jamesking is joined by back up singer Jordana Feldman and Lisa Michelle.
Self-titled CD JAMESKING released in February of 2008.
Headlined the 2008 Montreal Funk Festival.
Obtained international TV publishing and licensing agreements with Audiosocket from Seattle, Soundscape Media from Toronto, Synchup from Los Angeles.
Released their first music video for “Gold”.
Single track “Reminisce” placed 2nd in the 2008 Mix 99.9 Canadian Radio Star song writing competition.
“Reminisce" was also nominated for a 2008 Canadian Independent music award.
Opened for Ivana Santilli during 2009 Canadian Music Week.
LIED TO ME CD released in May 2009.
Song “Show Me” featured in City TV reality show Departures in June 2009.
Title track “Lied To Me” from sophomore album was featured in the movie Shark City released in July 2009 (directed by Dan Eisen and starring Vivica A. Fox). FOR MORE INFO: www.jameskingcrew.com