Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker performs over 100 shows per year across Canada. He has recorded for CBC radio’s ‘Canada Live’, had a music video chart in the top 10 on Much Music and has toured internationally as far as Peru, Chile, and Mexico. His tour stops range from intimate house concerts to club & theatre shows and include recent sold-out concerts (capacity 2000) with symphony orchestras in Regina, Saskatoon, Sudbury & beyond. The review following his orchestral debut read: “Straker was simply spectacular...clearly one of the province’s best cultural exports”. Canadian Musician Magazine has said, “Very much an artist to watch” while the Chicago Free Press has written, “Rufus Wainwright, as well as K.D. Lang are among the Canadians making essential and beautiful music. Add the name Jeffery Straker to that list”. A significant recent career boost came from winning the prestigious Vina del Mar (Chile) song competition in 2014 representing Canada. Performing live to a festival crowd of 20,000 people and to a TV audience of 100,000,000 viewers across the Spanish speaking world he gained a fan following in Latin America.
Straker launched his most recent collection of songs (March 2015) which quickly rose to #9 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts and drew comparisons to classic songwriter albums of the likes of Harry Chapin, Billy Joel, Harry Nilsson and a young Elton John. The 12-song album “North Star Falling” was produced by Dean Drouillard (Royal Wood, Justin Rutledge) and weaves a lush sound around Straker’s songwriter-piano-pop. The launch of the album (Acronym/Universal Canada) included 2 national tours.
What Critics are Saying:
“Straker’s brand-new CD North Star Falling has traces of some of the best piano-based singer-songwriters of the past 40 years, couched in his inimitable and effervescent style of folk-alt/pop influences” - Calgary Herald
You can look at his website here.
Songs we currently play: Boom Boom