Born in Niagara Falls, Jeff received his first guitar as a Christmas gift at the age of six. An older cousin gave Jeff some basic lessons and left him to it. He continued to play sporadically over the next three decades.
In the early spring of 2014, Jeff was diagnosed with colon cancer. After getting over the initial shock, Jeff once again turned to writing music for solace. A hospital custodian heard him playing from his bed during his recovery and urged him to take his music to the world. One tune seemed to lead to another and before long he had a catalogue of over 100 songs.
After receiving a clean bill of health, Jeff’s story was featured in the Toronto Star, followed by a bio segment on @Home TV. Playing at shows followed, where a loyal following began to emerge. Jeff’s fans appreciate his music’s straightforward style and relatable, heart-felt lyrics which are inspired by real life experiences. An artist with broad appeal, Jeff humbly aspires to compose authentic anthems for our times.
In recent years Jeff has played numerous venues around the world. On the heels of successful features in Singapore, France and Sweden and a headline show at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern in 2016, Jeff has had a few busy years abroad with shows in Dublin (Ireland), London (UK), Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Honolulu and Mexico City. Jeff’s music career passed a major milestone in March 2018 when he got his first ever radio play in the Maritimes.
In June 2018, Jeff’s inspirational survivor story was extensively covered on national television and radio networks, including CTV and the CBC, as well as in major newspapers across the country as part of the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual drive to raise awareness of the need for regular screening and early detection in order to save lives. This coverage really solidified his credentials as a Canadian singer songwriter. In July 2018 he played in New York City again and in August he made his Nashville debut. Recent months have seen additional radio play of his latest singles in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, New Hampshire (USA) and even in the United Kingdom.
Over the past few years here at home in Canada Jeff has played in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto and at festivals like the Burlington Sound of Music. He is a previous recipient of a FACTOR Artist Development Subsidy. Jeff released his first EP entitled “California” in February 2016. He released his latest single, “Won’t Let Me Let Go” in December 2018 and is currently working on a full-length album for release in 2019.
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.
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