James Blonde
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James Blonde

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE | AFM

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Alternative Rock




"James Blonde: License to thrill"

“Every time I’ve seen James Blonde over the last few months they’ve been bigger and better. Even so, this performance at Warehouse felt like a quantum leap. Now working with a personal lighting rig and technician, their shows boast a level of production that feels light years above anything else in the area. It matches the huge, stadium-ready sound of the trio, filled with soaring guitar work, infectious grooves, slick baselines and great interplay between loud and quiet moments. James Blonde played three new songs, each of which blew the roof off of Warehouse and felt right at home amongst the classics with which they have made their name." - Cameron Tyson, The Brock Press - The Brock Press

"Rock trip au Petit Campus"

"The day has fallen and it is the turn of the trio James Blonde to take the road aboard a black Telecaster with tinted windows. Head to the diner on the corner, to dance to electrifying rock-pop. They land on the track dressed in black with the assurance of a Travolta. Steph's bouncy demeanor, Phil's smile and Neil's hair instantly enchant the audience." (translated from French) - Maxime Plantady, Feu À Volonté - Feu À Volonté

"James Blonde: Don't Lock the Door"

"The group released its debut album this week, and this track is the lead single that deserves to unlock doors at radio with its frisky, upbeat sound featuring honeyed vocal harmonies and a production that sounds as if they have golden ears. " - Kerry Doole, FYI Music News - FYI Music News

"PREMIERE – James Blonde releases video for “Heartbreak”"

"Niagara Falls-based band, James Blonde are back with a video for their single, “Heartbreak” just in time for Valentines Day. The track was written and produced by the band, and the video explores the pitfalls of love and relationships as a teenager. The song has an upbeat, funky chorus which had me singing along immediately, and the video is almost like an episode of Degrassi or some other teen television drama." - Jenna Melanson, Canadian Beats - Canadian Beats


FOMO (single) - February 2023
Back to Life (single) - November 2022

Chameleon (LP) - Coming September 2023

The Lost Years (EP) - September 2022
James Blonde (self titled LP) - August 2017



“So which one of you is James Blonde?”, we get this question all the time. The answer is quite simple: ALL THREE of us! Phil, Steph & Neil comprise the entity that is James Blonde. These multi talented men have been writing bad jokes and great music together forming the band you know as James Blonde. Making their grand entrance onto the music scene in their hometown of Niagara Falls on NYE 2017, with their first concert as James Blonde, they opened for Sam Roberts Band and Serena Ryder. Following their full length self-titled release in 2017, the lead single “Heartbreak” was picked up by major Spotify playlists and Starbucks, adding the song to its in-store radio across the globe. “Sh!tshow”, the bands follow-up single in 2019, reached #96 on the US Top 40 chart.

What does that actually sound like you may ask? Well the easiest way to find out is to go to any streaming service and listen for yourself! The Band is described by its following as a sound that resonates through generations. Their message gives light to the struggle, the celebration, the human condition, disenchantment and obsession, to a sometimes dark but always dance-worthy beat. Taking influence from bands such as Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Billy Talent & MGMT, James Blonde does a perfect job at taking its listeners on an emotional journey through the subtle weaving of confessional songwriting, High-octane rock guitar, electric pop groove and funky bass, as well as some old-fashioned soul with insanely precise musicianship. 

What’s on the horizon for James Blonde? Over the last two years the band has released 5 new singles they recorded with Juno award winning producer Gus Van Go as fan service while writing another full length album. You heard that right, the band has another great full-length to look forward to! The even better news? They are just as impatient as you! The full album will be available for your auditory consumption March 31st, for download and in physical form, with new tracks coming to streaming platforms monthly! …But wait there’s more! The band gave fans a sneak preview of the album in the form of singles called “Back To Life” and "FOMO", the latter of which was #1 most added at Canadian Active Rock Radio in March 2023 and broke into the Top 30 on the Active Rock radio charts in Canada!

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