Jamesking

Jamesking

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandR&BPop

Jamesking is an R&B Pop Rock band out of Toronto. Influences include Sting, Prince, Stevie Wonder. If they could share the stage with an artist it would be a toss up between John Mayer, Maroon5 and India Arie. Fans say their sound has a soulful groove.

Biography

Toronto-based Jamesking delivers a melodic and lyrical fusion of the Pop, Rock and Neo Soul inspired by a time when popular R&B was a means of musical expression and not just a formula. Comprised of four experienced and highly coveted musicians and songwriters, the band features founder and composer Damir “Duff� Demirovic on guitar, Ran Caspi on bass, Vlada Mladenovic on drums and is fronted by the sultry lead vocals of Gyles. Each member brings different skills and passions to the table and together define the unique sound of Jamesking by creating intricate, smooth, hip and relevant music that is just the right mix of old school R&B with a modern pop twist.

Already on the Toronto R&B scene, Gyles has performed with Juno Award nominees Jully Black and Camille Douglas, as well as graced Carlos Morgan’s first single ‘Baby C’mon’ which appeared on Groove Essentials, Vol 1. Taking the opportunity to join the group in 2007, Gyles rounds out Jamesking’s signature sound and offers the audience a soulful and unforgettable experience every time.

In June of 2008, after the release of their self-titled album, Jamesking released their first music video for the track “Gold�, placed 2nd in the Mix 99.9 Canadian Radio Star Songwriting Competition with “Reminisce� and were nominated for a Canadian Independent music award. As a result, the band was offered international TV publishing and licensing agreements with Audiosocket from Seattle, Soundscape Media from Toronto, Synchup from Los Angeles. The track “Show Me� was later picked up by City TV to be featured in their reality show “Departures�.

In 2009 the band was given the opportunity to showcase during Canadian Music week and soon after released its sophomore album entitled Lied To Me, who’s title track was then featured in the movie Shark City released in July 2009 (directed by Dan Eisen and starring Vivica A. Fox).

With their talent and persistent commitment, Jamesking is clearly a band to watch for and remember. Proving to be Toronto’s newest Pop/R&B sensation, they are easily poised to become one of Canada’s most successful acts.

On stage, Jamesking is joined by back up singer Jordana Feldman and Lisa Michelle.

The facts:

“Nuh More� placed 2nd in the 2010 Mix 99.9 Canadian Radio Star song writing competition.

“Reminisce� placed 2nd in the 2008 Mix 99.9 Canadian Radio Star song writing competition.

“Reminisce� was also nominated for a 2008 Canadian Independent music award.

“Lied To Me� was featured in the movie Shark City released in July 2009 (directed by Dan Eisen and starring Vivica A. Fox).

Song “Show Me� featured in City TV reality show Departures in June 2009.

Headlined the 2008 Montreal Funk Festival.

Obtained international TV publishing and licensing agreements with Audiosocket from Seattle, Soundscape Media from Toronto, Synchup from Los Angeles.

Released their first music video for “Gold�.

Opened for Divine Brown during 2009 Canadian Music Week.

Opened for Ivana Santilli during 2009 Canadian Music Week.

Sophomore CD LIED TO ME CD released in May 2009.

Debut music video "Gold" released in June 2008

Self-titled CD JAMESKING released in February of 2008.

FOR MORE INFO: www.jameskingcrew.com

Lyrics

Reminisce

Written By: Jamesking

Verse 1
You got someone else new with you
I got someone else toooooo
Seeing you brings back sweet memories
Of thangs we used to do

First you saw me, new flirtations
With phone calls late at night
When you touch me, way you kiss me
You held me tight

Pre Chorus
There was once a time that I sad your mine
And we thought love was true

We’ve gone separate ways didn’t wanna stay
Everything we had is through

Chorus
I reminisce, but don’t wish
To be with you the way I use to
Gone are days, we would play
You were no good for you and I no good for you

Verse 2
I see you from the corner of my eye
Watchin you, watchin meeeeee
Walkin by caught the scent of your cologne
Smells good to meee (good to me)

Still rememba, the way we made moves
Our bodies become one
Close my eyes and heat is rising
Before we touch the ground

Pre Chorus
Chorus

Bridge
Ain’t it funny after all this time?
That thoughts of u still plague my, mind
Ohhhhhhhhhh

Gold (It's my time)

Written By: Gold

Gold

I struggled for so long through hailing storms
Life ain't what it seems all made of gold
Sometimes I try to wonder y I'm here
So afraid of change or if I fail

Pre chorus

They said go do something else
Put you passion on the shelf
Cuz this can't be all you'll ever be

Gotta look into myself
Cuz I know I'm not there yet
I believe this road was meant for me

Chorus

It’s my time I’ve got to be strong It’s my time to move on
Can’t hold on to what’s gone wrong
It’s my time I’ve heard what they say it won’t get in my way
Cause now it’s a new day

I’m living life like it was ment for me
Ohh it feels so good it flows naturally
I once was lost but now I know I found
I come so far I can’t turn back around

Pre chorus

They said go do something else
Put you passion on the shelf
Cuz this can't be all you'll ever be

Gotta look into myself
Cuz I know I'm not there yet
I believe this road was meant for me

Chorus

Can't Believe

Written By: Natalie Gyles and Duff Demirovic

Can’t Believe

Verse 1
When u were here I wasn’t ready for u
Never realize what I put u through
U never shared with me the pain u were feeling
I pushed your love away, and now say your leaving

Pre chorus
Please tell me what I gotta do
For me to stay here with you

Chorus
Back and fourth and fourth and back we runnin
The arguments just seem to keep on cumin
We can work this out and keep on luvin
I can’t believe, I never saw cuming

So many reasons we should stay together
Said I was yours and u were mine forever
We can find away to storm the weather
I’ll prove to you that I can make us better

Verse 2
Foolishly I let u leave my side
U are the one I had u all the time
What can I do to get u back in my life
U said too late to turn my wrong to right

Pre chorus
Please tell me what I gotta do
For me to stay here with you

Chorus
Back and fourth and fourth and back we runnin
The arguments just seem to keep on cumin
We can work this out and keep on luvin
I can’t believe, I never saw cuming

So many reasons we should stay together
Said I was yours and u were mine forever
We can find away to storm the weather
I’ll prove to you that I can make us better

Bridge
I’ll give up
Whatever I got
Just to keep our spot

Don’t think I can
Breath without you
I know I can’t
Live without you

Chorus

You Say

Written By: Demir Demirovic, Natalie Gyles

You Say

U say u love me, u don’t love me you are just messed up boy
U say want me, but u want me here 2 be your toy
U say u miss me, why come I don’t visit you no more
U always have lots 2 say, but say no more

U say u love me, u don’t love me you are just messed up boy
U say want me, but u want me here 2 be your toy
U say u miss me, why come I don’t visit you no more
U always have lots 2 say, but say no more

In the beginning I was cool and u were cool with me
We got together it was something that should never be
We took long trips, held hands, we kissed and did it secretly
I was feeling u & u were feeling me

When were together we indulge in all our fantasies
U teased, u kissed, u touched & did things I could not believe
U got me all mixed up I thought that I would never leave
I gave into u way to easily

U say u love me, u don’t love me you are just messed up boy
U say want me, but u want me here 2 be your toy
U say u miss me, why come I don’t visit you no more
U always have lots 2 say, but say no more

U say u love me, u don’t love me you are just messed up boy
U say want me, but u want me here 2 be your toy
U say u miss me, why come I don’t visit you no more
U always have lots 2 say, but say no more

I got wise to your game (things could not stay the same)
U never thought I would end us this way (saying we can still be friends)
We need to be apart (I’m not completely naïve)
U can play your games without me

I told you we are through
There ain’t much you can do (about it)
Reality has set in
What we had must now end

Hear what I’m saying, I’m sorry boy it’s over
There’s no more playing, I’m sorry boy it’s over
Hear what I’m saying, I’m sorry boy it’s over
There’s no more playing, I’m sorry boy it’s over

Discography

Jamesking is currently mastering brand new cd "Lied To Me"

Set List

Typical Set: 12 songs, all original, 45 minutes.
Set List:Reminisce, Broken, Understand, Closer, Melody Wasted, Show me, Gold, Can't Believe, Falling Down, Why, Seasons,