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Lyndon John X

African-American - Drum And Bass - Dub - Reggae - Roots
From Brussels, Ontario

BIO

Music has been an integral part of Lyndon John’s life since he was a young. His formal interest in music began at the early age of 5, when he started lessons in violin and piano. Lyndon later took up guitar as his instrument of choice, and has been writing his own music since age 16.

Fast-forward to 2007, when the multi-talented vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician made his debut on the Reggae music scene with the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album, Two Chord Skankin’. The project earned him a 2008 JUNO nomination (Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards) and a nomination for Best Male Newcomer at the 2008 Canadian Reggae Music Awards.

As an independent artist in a niche genre within the Rock-centric Canadian music scene, Lyndon and his team have worked tirelessly to deliver original Roots Reggae to the masses and help the genre gain more widespread exposure on the Canadian music stage as well as on an International level. A performance at Switzerland’s esteemed Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009 as well as a trailblazing national television showcase on CTV’s Canada AM are two examples of the fruits of this labour.

“I represent the ’70s rockers dancehall style to the fullest,” says Lyndon. “My music is conscious, soulful, and uplifting Roots Rock Reggae with a healthy dose of Blues and even a bit of Jazz influence. I have a broad range of artists I admire, from Burning Spear to Steel Pulse to Carlos Santana to Stevie Ray Vaughn to Wes Montgomery.”

Lyndon’s current album, Brighter Days (released August 2010), features nine tracks reflecting his broad musical influences and his desire to use his art form as a tool for social change. Lyndon produced the entire project, and wrote all of the songs except for his rugged yet smooth interpretation of The Romantics’ 1983 hit, “Talking in Your Sleep”. “‘Music with a message’ is a concept that is consistently reflected in my music,” says Lyndon. “The rhythm and melody of the music is of paramount importance, of course, but anytime I write a song, I focus a lot on how I can make a positive impact with my words, whether it’s speaking out against social injustice or promoting love, unity and togetherness.” “We need to stand together for a new position Change these policies and administration For the betterment of living in this population Make love #1 in your central station” - Lyndon John, “Rasta Rational”

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Gigs

JUNO Awards Welcome Reception-Royal York Hotel - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, January 1, 2011

JUNOfest UrbFresh Showcase- UMAC CARAS-Hard Rock Cafe - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, January 1, 2011

Live on Canada AM - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

CIUT Broadcast-Live off the Floor - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival Bandquest - New York, New York United States - Friday, January 1, 2010

Montreux Jazz Festival - Geneva, Switzerland Switzerland - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Blue Balls Festival - Luzern, Switzerland Switzerland - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Montreux Meets Brienz Festival - Brienz, Switzerland Switzerland - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Montreal Reggae Festival - Montreal, Quebec Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Calgary Reggae Festival - Calgary, Alberta Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

JUNOfest - Calgary, Alberta Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Black Love Show-Trane Studio - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Haiti Benefit Show-Lula Lounge - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

Bob Marley Tribute Show-Lees Palace - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

Band Members

Lyndon John X
Varies according to event

Manager

Julie Chambers
Email: lyndonjohnx@gmail.com
Phone: 519 998 6484

Discography

Brighter Days
Indie, 2010

Two Chord Skankin'
Indie, 2007