AWARDS


2015 - 1st prize winner
LG104 #vanCOVER radio contest $5000 prize
for 'Do They Know It's Christmas' by Band Aid cover

 

 

2015 - Finalist in the Great American Song Contest (Country) for the song ‘Not Making History’ written by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill.

 

2014 Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Contest for the song 'Rail written by Jamieson/Mill.

 

2013 Finalist in the Great American Song Contest for the Christmas song ‘Sentimental Song’ written by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill.

 

2013 Finalist in the UK  Songwriting Contest for the Christmas song ‘Sentimental Song’ written by Jamieson/Mill.

 

2013 Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Contest for the song ‘Sentimental Song’ written by Jamieson and Mill.

 

2012 - 1st prize in the Pickin' a Folk Star Contest, Vancouver Folk Music Fest for the song ‘Rain or Shine’ written and performed by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill.

 

2012 – Won the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for the song ‘Rail’ written by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill. A prize value of over $10,000.

 

2011 – 3rd prize in the Pickin' a Folk Star Contest, Vancouver Folk Music Fest for the song ‘Volunteers’ written by Jamieson/Mill.

 

2011 – Top 5 in BC for Suzuki’s Playlist for the Planet for the song ‘The Combination’ written by Jamieson/Mill.

 

2011 – Top 20 finalist in SHORE104’s Song Search for the song “Lost’ written by Jamieson/Mill.

 

2010 – Top 10 finalist in SHORE104’s Song Search for the song ‘Rail’ written by Jamieson/Mill.

 

RECENT RADIO CHARTING

 

DEAR LEONARD (album)

#4 Top 50 British Columbia Album Chart

#5 Top 50 Alternative Folk Album Chart

#35 Top 50 Folk Album Chart
#23 Top 50 Canada Album Chart


 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY


Reid has toured 4 times with CBC’s Vinyl Cafe, and been recorded on 9 of their broadcasted radio shows.  Reid has performed at The Vancouver Folk Music Festival (x2), Mariposa Folk Fest (x1), Hillside Festival (x2), NXNE (x2), CMW (x1), Rifflandia (x2), Bluerbird North (x3), Portland’s Alberta Street Fair (x2), Harmony Arts Festival (x2), Vancouver Island Music Business Conference (x2), New Music West, Halifax Pop Explosion and more. Reid performs regularly in Vancouver at the St James Hall, The Sylvia Hotel, The Railway and in Toronto at the Rivoli and Hugh’s Room. Reid also performs regularly at sold out house concerts in the Seattle WA area.  Reid makes a point to perform at various benefits for the Food Bank, Rape Relief and Women’s shelters, Aunt Leah’s Society, Make Poverty History, Artists Against Racism, Car Free Day, Shooting Stars Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and more.  

 

 

SELECTED
FILM & TV
PLACEMENTS

 

REMEDY
-
Gift Of Life appeared in this Global TV series starring Dillon Casey, Enrico Colantoni, full track eps 104 S1.

 

JAKE AND JASPER:
A FERRET TALE

- Lost appeared in this award winning short directed by Alison Parker and starring Connor Stanhope (Smallville), the track was also used on their extras dvd.

 

BEING HUMAN
- Rail appeared in an episode of SyFy's new take on the popular BBC sci-fi series in 2012.

 

THE KATE LOGAN AFFAIR
- Grass & Dirt (The Unavoidable Truth) was used in the 2010 Feature Film starring Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), written and directed by Noël Mitrani.

 

18 TO LIFE
- My Green Thumb appeared in an episode of this CBC series.

 

DAKOTA
- Paperback Fantasy (The Unavoidable Truth) was in this feature film by by Mathew Atkinson, Starring Brendan Gall. Winner of special jury prize Winnipeg International Film Festival.

 

SHADOW LIFE
- The Unavoidable Truth was featured in a short romantic comedy written/directed by Aaron Yeger.

 

CHRIS AND JOHN TO THE RESCUE
- My Green Thumb appeared in a romatic episode of this online series.

 

RENEGADE PRESS
- Almost August (from The Noise In My Chest) was featured in an episode of this online series.

 

 

 

 

MEDIA KIT

 

Downloadable One Sheet (pdf)

 

PRESS

Quotes, Awards, Highlights

 

Contact
(and photo credit):

Carolyn Victoria Mill

cvm @ reidjamieson.com

 

 

HIGH REZ PHOTOS

 

 

Photo credit for
Juniper's Kitchen pix: Justine Warrington

 

 

 

photo credits for all pix below: Carolyn Mill

 

 

 


 

 

reid-tree

 

 



juniper
(Reid with his co-writer/wife
Carolyn Victoria Mill)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reid-SFAWN

 

 

sfawn

 

 

REID JAMIESON - PRESS

 

"Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul"
- Globe & Mail

 

SHORT BIO

 

100 words

 

Vancouver Canada’s Reid Jamieson shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics and magical melodies. Vinyl Cafe regular and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (folk), Reid has recorded with Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer and members of Be Good Tanyas and Blue Rodeo.  With compelling interpretations of everything from 50s era Elvis to Leonard Cohen, Reid performs alongside his saucy wife and songwriting partner Carolyn Mill. A little Johnny and June meets Fleetwood Mac - and all about the songs. http://www.reidjamieson.com

 

 

PRESS QUOTES

 

"I don’t know how I missed it, but somewhere between the release of his debut CD, ‘Staring Contest’ and what could be mistaken for a simple holiday album ‘Songs For A Winter’s Night,’ Reid Jamieson has become the greatest Canadian pop singer ever..... 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. - Doug Heselgrave NoDepression more

 

“Happy to follow you, Reid. You're one of the best singers in the country.”  @ThatEricAlper

 

"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

 

"Achingly beautiful songs.... a haunting quality not soon forgotten" - Globe & Mail

 

"Their overall approach and the recordings I’ve heard literally scream authenticity and devotion to what suits their rich voices so well....Magical, and modern, albeit with a retro country feel that evokes other musical couples – Johnny & June, or Tammy & George. It also made me think of the more recent collaboration between Billy Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones, Foreverly."Calgary Herald.

 

"Prepare to be surprised" - Vancouver Province

 

“The diversity on offer raises the bar” ~ FolkRadioUK


“Highly recommended” ~ R2 Magazine UK

"Absolutely gorgeous" - Maverick (UK)

 

“I've heard Reid a number of times and have yet to hear a bad song or bad performance. I cannot say that about too many performers.” - Mike Hill, Artistic Director, Mariposa Folk Festival

 

 

"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 (blog)

 

“A great great talent: a great voice, a great player, a great person. We love his playful and thoughtful lyrics. We love his smooth voice. We love his light touch on the guitar. We love his original tunes and his approach to covers.”  – Vinyl CafeProducer Jess Milton.


'Irresistible...'- Eye Magazine

 

 

Juniper's Kitchen

 

 

“The diversity on offer raises the bar….lovingly crafted, very memorable. Take the plunge and purchase it – these are songs that stay with you and that you’ll want to keep” 
- FolkRadioUK


“There are 12 tracks on Juniper’s Kitchen. None outstay their welcome. I’ve been worrying about how to end this review without resorting to the clichéd ‘If there were any justice..
Eye level with the Stylus UK

 

The harmonies can be counter-intuitive, she often takes the low harmony and he take the high. There isn’t anyone else that quite sounds like this. Lyrically there is an edge of melancholy; theirs is a great and authentic love, existing with a sense of talent not yet fully appreciated, dreams still to be realized."
BC Musician Magazine

 

 

Songs for a Winter's Night

 

"If dinner music is on your long list of things to do, why not discover a new Canadian musician like I have.  Reid Jamieson, a Toronto born singer/musician from Vancouver, has recently released a new album, Songs For A Winter’s Night.  It is a collection of beautiful songs that will add a touch of Canadian winter to any holiday gathering.  My favorite is the title track – Reid Jamieson has re-recorded a Gordon Lightfoot classic and has done it right.  Mr. Lightfoot should be proud of this beautiful rendition." - librarybrainblog

 

"Missing that perfect new Christmas album this year?  The one you play over and over again, trimming the tree, the one you can't wait to  play when friends and family come over?  Look no further, I've got it. It's a collection of some well-known, but surprising choices, and a few of his own originals.  The  magic of his new collection is in the very different cover versions chosen, certainly not the usual set.  The theme is really more about winter and the season than Santa, and that opened up the songbook for some gems.  It's his treatments that draw you in.  Recorded at his home studio, the album has a warm, personal feel, with Jamieson's calming, emotive vocals shining.  The best, and bravest recasting is found on Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas.  We've heard it a thousand times, but not like this, stripped of the bombastic gang approach, made mellow, so that we can focus on the lyric, which actually has the power of a strong protest song.  The job done on Tori Amos's Winter is strong too, and you'd certainly not recognize it from his acoustic reading.The originals are in the same mood, and all are good additions.  Written with his wife and musical partner Carolyn Victoria Mill, who sings, plays, helped produce and chose the tracks, Sentimental Song opens the disc and sets the tone with its heart-warming melody and sweet-but-sad lyrics about memories of mom during the season.  Songs For  A Winter's Night accomplishes the three important goals for a grand Christmas album.  Everybody will like hearing it in your home, you'll like listening to it when you're alone, and you'll want to pull it back out next year. " Bob Mersereau (author) - http://top100canadianblog.blogspot.ca

 

 

Staring Contest

 

"Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul"- Globe & Mail

 

"My Green Thumb" would have had 1960s-era McCartney nodding in admiration. He's well worth catching. B+ - Vancouver Province

 

 

The Presley Sessions

 

"Prepare to be surprised..."- Vancouver Province

 

"Absolutely gorgeous" - Maverick (UK)

 

"A solo, handcrafted effort, with the honey-sweet crooner...(and the) ladies swooned"
- Brad Wheeler / Globe & Mail

 

'Beautifully done...a truly authentic voice.' - Molly Johnson

 

"Ultimately more enjoyable for it's simplicity... a tribute in the original sense of the word"
- Veg News (US)

 

 

The Unavoidable Truth

 

'Jamieson's songs are unabashedly crisp (take that, Bonnie Prince!), drenched in wistful piano/guitar melodies, and centered on his satin whisper.' - CNET.com

 

"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)

 

'Well-constructed pop treasures that rival Glenn Tilbrook's compositional prowess and the emotionally potent presentation of Jeff Buckley... gorgeous, unbridled voice beams thoughtful lyrics over a vintage country-inspired band.'
- MilesOfMusic.com

 

'Lovers of classic quality should acquire without hesitation. - Comes With A Smile - UK

 

'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.' - Toronto Life

 

"The Unavoidable Truth showcases a talented and tender young artist with seemingly limitless potential and a total package that screams mainstream accessibility without losing credibility. Take that, John Mayer." - Glorious Noise Chicago IL

 

'An intelligent, eclectic-pop tunesmith with a rich voice in the tradition of Neil Finn or Glenn Tilbrook, but his short, sharp songs are more guileless, emotionally honest and vulnerable.' - Eye Magazine

 

'I can't wait to hear more from this talented artist, and predict big things to come' - Roots Music Report, Texas

 

'Look out for this cat. He's a break away from launch.' - Puremusic.com, Nashville

 

'Excellent! There are so many good songs, the production really supports them. Reid is certainly an artist who should get a good shot...'-Earl Rosen 2003 ( Marquis Classics, Socan)

 

 

The Noise In My Chest:

 

'A thing of beauty... Irresistible! - Eye Magazine November 2003 Holiday Record Buying Guide

 

-'Arresting...a simple acoustic backdrop for his dazzling voice...' Mary Dickie, Toronto Sun - October 21, 2003

 

"Featuring spare and beautiful guitar accompanying his gently melodic voice, which flows smoothly, wrapping itself around picturesque lyrics describing people and relationships in a straightforward. Far from being a monotonous acoustic folk record where each track sounds like the one before, Jamieson stretches his limbs in the genre, moving from gentle ballads to quick guitar-picking and country-influenced sounds. "Imaginary Lifestyle" is one of the best. Now I just want to hear him all plugged in. Shannon Whibbs, CHARTATTACK

 

 

Reid Live:

 

"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

 

'Utterly charming on stage, Jamieson kept a packed room in pin-drop silence... He caressed the notes with his honey-sweet croon, held a space for us all with the clarity of his vision, intent and purpose, and melted hearts throughout the set.' - Umbrella Music NXNE 2004

 

'In a few short bars Reid stole the show ...there's no doubt that his true calling is the stage.'- Now Magazine December 2003

 


'No matter where you stood ... it was like he was singing directly for you. The George Clooney of the music scene, dripping in boyish charm. Remember this one . ' (score 95!)
-Chart Attack - NXNE 2003

 

'The adorable frontman of now folded local outfit ALVY is one of the most underrated talents in town. ...his earnest take on natural woman, blew the roof off the house...' - Now Magazine - BoysPlayGirls, Hughs room

 

 

REID COVERS

 

"Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson is one of our favorite Canadian artists here on Cover Lay Down, both because of his constant coverage, and because of the gentle, lighthearted approach the 2012 Lennon Award Winner brings to all of his performances. Previously, we’ve featured his interpretations of everything from Elvis and Hank Williams to the Sesame Street theme song, from the sounds of 1969 to his smooth, suave version of the Canadian National Anthem; his most recent web-based single release, a take on Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On recorded in honor of the 3D rerelease of major mass-market film The Titanic, is truly transformative, proving that even Dion’s particularly treacly pop can be reworked as a viable folk song in the hands of a true master." - CoverLayDown