Jerome Godboo

Jerome Godboo


"Commands a harmonica the way Jimi Hendrix once commanded a guitar" - The Globe and Mail "... worked the huge, revolving stage as if born to it" - The Toronto Star High energy, scorching blues harp with cool funk tones, married to Godboo's slinky presence define a true crowd pleasing bluesman.



After more than two decades of inspiring and electrifying audiences in his
home base of Toronto and far beyond, Jerome Godboo is becoming a legend. Yet the
vocalist and harp-blower extraordinaire continues to expand and mature as a
songwriter, recording artist and stellar performer.

His two latest CDs display a full range of talents: The Pain and the Glory
is a tight, focused mix of original songs and covers in a Toronto studio
with several old friends in 2005. Live In Tel Aviv (2006), features Jerome
stretching out in front of an audience that is experiencing the full force
for the first time - and they are clearly energized by the big, fat and
inventive blues sound that they hear.

The two CDs are the latest additions to a long and diverse catalogue. Born
in Victoria, Jerome exploded onto the scene in Toronto in the late 1980s
with the Phantoms, a high-energy blues and rock phenomenon. The band
recorded two albums for A&M (Pleasure Puppets and Raw), notched a
top-selling single with "Home" and shot nine videos. The Phantoms tore up
packed theatres and nightclubs from coast to coast, and Jerome - wiry,
cat-like and sporting his distinctive belt of harmonicas - was selected
Front Man of the Year by the Toronto Star.

The Phantoms went their separate ways in 1994, and Jerome has recorded six
CDs of his own since then -- Live at Grossman1s, One Monkey, Déjà vu Baby
and Live at Healey's, plus the two latest additions. He's also been the
harmonica player of choice on recordings by many of his idols and
contemporaries, including Dutch Mason (I"m Back), Jeff Healey (Cover to
Cover), Jack De Keyzer (Hard Workin' Man)Ronnie Hawkins(Still Cruisin') and Jimmy Bowskill (the Juno
Award-nominated Soap Bars and Dog Ears) and Grammy Award winner Alannah
Myles' forthcoming new LP.

On-stage, Jerome can shine in any setting and musical genre. He has appeared
with an astonishing range of performers, including Pinetop Perkins, Levon
Helm, Garth Hudson, Jose Feliciano, Billy Ray Cyrus, Prince, Long John
Baldry and the Tragically Hip. Recent highlights include standing ovations
at the legendary Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago, the 2005 Montreal Jazz
Festival and Moses Znaimer1s 2005 Idea City Conference in Toronto, an
eclectic and influential annual gathering of leaders and thinkers from
around the globe.

All in all, it1s a potent mix, one that combines the still-vibrant musical
legacy of more than a century of the blues with a passion and urgency that
constantly renews itself.


Michele Bateman
Decent Exposure Artist Representation
Box 853
South River, ON.
Canada P0A 1X0
(705) 386-7678


The Pain & The Glory - 2005
Live From Tel Aviv - 2006
One Monkey - 2000

Set List

Born in Chicago-Paul Butterfield
Snatch it Back & the Train-Junior Wells
My Babe & Mellow Down Easy-Little Walter
Hootchie Coochie Man & Long Distance Call & Mojo Working-Muddy Waters
Little Wing & Voodoo Child-Jimi Hendrix
Help Me-Sonny Boy Williamson
Strange Brew & Crossroads-Cream
Evil and Spoonful-Howling Wolf
Miss You ,Hipshake, and Not Fade Away-
Rolling Stones
My Little Girl-John Mayall
Sing for my Supper & many more house rocking bluesy originals-Jerome Godboo