Reid Jamieson Singer Songwriter Vancouver BC
Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics, and a magical way with melodies. A regular on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe, and winner of the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song Rail. Reid's original recordings feature guests Sarah Harmer, Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Bob Egan (Wilco, Blue Rodeo), John Sheard (Celine Dion, Dan Hill). Reid is currently working on a collection of duets with talents such as Margo Timmins who he recently recorded and performed with on The Kennedy Suite with the Cowboy Junkies.
Known for his compelling covers and impressive guitar style, Reid is a gifted interpreter of classic and cult tunes as evidenced on his popular 50s era tribute to Elvis: The Presley Sessions. His latest present to his fans is a winter-themed record titled Songs For A Winter's Night; an unusual holiday collection that includes three festive originals, plus unique covers of Nick Lowe, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot, Tori Amos and Steve Miller Band.
Reid can often be found performing with his songwriting partner (and wife) Carolyn Victoria Mill. Along with their Lennon win, the two just wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Festival by winning 1st prize in the Pickin' a Folk Star Contest, while their new Christmas classic Sentimental Song has placed as a finalist in several competitions. This creative couple continue to churn out music that matters by regularly releasing topical singles on subjects from the politics of the people, to everlasting love. A lullabye collection is also in the works.
A male k.d. Lang, a poor man’s Michael Buble, or Roy Orbison’s long lost son; the comparison’s continue to come in but Reid remains uniquely himself. You won't want to miss what he does next, so please stay tuned for more from this tender troubadour... Order Reid's Music
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“Happy to follow you, Reid. You're one of the best singers in the country.” @ThatEricAlper
"Prepare to be surprised" - Vancouver Province
"Absolutely gorgeous" - Maverick (UK)
"He’s become a favourite in the Canadian heartland. But, a record as good as ‘Staring Contest’ shouldn’t be held back by radio frequencies, regional borders or time zones. Its simple songs are endearing and unforgettable and should expand his audience to a size that reflects his undeniable talent." - NoDepression.com
"After Reid appeared on the Vinyl Cafe we received tremendous feedback from our audience. He stole the show...He blew me away."- Stuart McLean - CBC Vinyl Cafe
"Neither derivative nor nostalgic...The Unavoidable Truth, is a work of elegant, understated beauty that juggles elements of plaintive folk, rock and countrified pop while enveloping the listener in the atmospheric glow of his soulful vocals."- Paste Magazine (4 to Watch For)
"Jamieson's songs are unabashedly crisp (take that, Bonnie Prince!), drenched in wistful piano/guitar melodies, and centered on his satin whisper." - CNet.com
'Toronto boy kicks Josh Rouse’s ass crooning indie-soul-country classics all of his own making...your life will be better with this music in it.'- Americana UK
'More than just another promising upstart... rootsy, mellow and honey-sweet.' - TorontoLife.com
'Arresting... dazzling voice' - Toronto Sun
'In a few short bars Reid stole the show' - Now Magazine
'Lovers of classic quality should acquire without hesitation.' - Comes With A Smile - UK
'Irresistible...'- Eye Magazine