The James Downham Band performs on Music Tonight with Care Finch

We had the great fortune to play a 3-song acoustic set on Music Tonight with Care Finch on Rogers TV Waterloo Region (cable channel 20) on Monday, April 18, 2016.

We performed our latest single, “Don’t Talk To Girls,” DTTG B-Side “Fly Away” and “That Game” from our EP.

This was a pretty cool experience! It was our first TV appearance, and our first full-band acoustic set.  Probably the coolest part was Mat’s performance on the cajon and bongos! I had no idea how it was going to go, since we didn’t have a chance to rehearse before the set, and we’d never rehearsed a full acoustic show. I think I it had a pretty cool vibe!

A big thanks to Care Finch, Matt Howell, and Matt Adams from Rogers TV for getting in touch with us and making it happen!

2 New Tracks Released Today: “Don’t Talk To Girls” and “Fly Away”

Today I released 2 brand new tracks that I’m really excited about. “Don’t Talk To Girls” was recorded at the legendary Metalworks Studios in Mississauga. The recording session was part of the prize pack for winning Season 2 of The Shot. It was such an incredible experience! “Fly Away” was recorded in Peter Boshart’s Fergus, Ontario Sonica Disturbia Studios.

What makes these two tracks so special, was the opportunity to record them with my band, Alan, Emmanual, Mark, and Mat, with the expert ears of my producer, Peter Boshart.

You can pick up the new single in our web store, or you can stream them on Soundcloud.

“Don’t Talk To Girls” Single Release Date: Feb 13, 2016

I’m very excited to announce that my new single, “Don’t Talk To Girls” will be released on February 13, 2016. This track was recorded at world renowned Metalworks Studio in Mississauga, Ontario this past June. The recording session was part of the amazing prize package from The Shot Season 2. With all of the finishing touches complete, it’s ready for the world!

We’re going a bit old-school with this release by including a B-Side, another brand new song, “Fly Away.”

Both songs feature members of the James Downham band:

Mark Smith – Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Mat Limoges – Drums
Alan Dyck – Lead Guitars
Emmanuel Brown – Bass
Peter Boshart – Guitars, percussion, backing vocals

Confirmed: James Downham to perform first single “Don’t Talk To Girls” at The SHOT Season 3 Grand Finale

We just got the confirmation that we’ve been waiting for – we’ll be playing our first single, “Don’t Talk to Girls” at the Grand Finale of The Shot Season 3.

This is really exciting and brings these crazy last 6 months full circle – right where it all began. The Shot Season 2 really catapulted my career and everything that has happened since then (the CD, the band, singing the national anthem in front of tens of thousands of people, the music video that is in production, and more!) I can link back to my participation in the Shot.

I’m looking forward to seeing some friendly and familiar faces in the crowd, and to making some new fans! I’ll be sure to post ticket information when it becomes available. The Grand Finale is a great event for the whole family, and will feature some amazing local talent!  Hope to see you there!11880608_392525634284936_8588663691736872053_n-312002976_398216400382526_1173484733339585050_n

James Downham singing into a microphone in a recording studio.

James Downham back in the Studio

Yesterday, I headed back to the studio to lay vocal tracks for two new songs, “Don’t Talk to Girls” and “Fly Away.”  I was joined by James Downham Guitarist/Keyboardist, Mark Smith, and Producer Peter Boshart. “Don’t Talk to Girls” is the subject of our upcoming

Producer Peter Boshart waving the wand and making some magic.

Producer Peter Boshart waving the wand and making some magic.

video Produced by Esteemedia and was debuted at Big Music Fest 2015. We played “Fly Away” at Cambridge Ribfest earlier in August and decided that was the next song to be recorded.  We’re getting closer to finishing “Don’t Talk To Girls.”  Just need to get Emmanuel Brown’s harmony vocals in the mix.  “Fly Away” still needs some Alan Dyck guitar magic before we can call it complete!

James Downham to Rock Cambridge RibFest – 2nd Show!

The James Downham band will take the stage again today at the annual Cambridge Rotary Ribfest at Riverside Park, just off King Street East in Preston.  The band performs at 4pm on the main stage.  Come early and catch the SHOT Season 2 & 3 Judge, Juneyt Yetkiner, at 3pm!  And don’t forget to stay for the ribs.  Award-winning robbers will be serving up delicious meat-snacks, and there are fun activities for the kids. Hope to see you there!