Jon Cornwall
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Jon Cornwall

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | SELF

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter

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Grade: 81

World Domination Status:

Progressing well towards world domination


Comment:

Not necessarily for the younger crowd, Jon Cornwall and his Dave Matthews-esque sound commanded respect for his musical ability right from the moment he struck his first chord. A great act to catch on a first date or while drinking a few tall boys.

When you're a one man act, it's difficult to use image and the stage to grab the audiences attention. But the music was powerful enough to hold everyone's attention for the entire set.

Learning Skills:
E=Excellent, G=Good, S=Satisfactory, N=Sad Really


Eye Contact: E
Pronounciation: E
Stage Presence: E
Stage Banter: G
Image: G
Appearance: G
Use Of Stage: S

Musical Analysis:
It's not often you find an act that makes the crowd stop and listen for the entire time they're on stage. Cornwall's mastery of the guitar and a series of personal ballads and up-tempo tunes held everyone with its magic.

Work Habits: E
Organization: E
Audience Participation: G
Sound: E
Composition: E
Songs: E

Other Skills And Areas Of Interest
Charisma: E
Sexiness: G

Any time a performer respects his mom enough to play a song that she requests has to be pretty comfortable with themselves. For the most part, it felt much like sitting around a campfire, listening to some good music and losing your self in the flickering flames, which is always a great time... Isn't it?

Haircut: G
Indie Rock Footwear: G
Nods To Disposible Fashion: S
Cool Equipment: N
Level Of Inebriation: N
Actual Ability: E - Chart Attack Magazine


Cornwall was awesome. Heart-drenched tunes and a great little knack for the guitar. He even played a folk song in crazy 5/4 time, which spun my head. I guess all the time spent in jam bands paid off. Cornwall is a sensitive writer, very clever with a clean and sweet voice. Look out for him. - Indievoice.com


Discography

1996 Jon Cornwall 'Sticks and Stones' (Solo album)
2003 Wooderson (Jon's band) 'Demos'
2004 Theresa Tova - 'Live at the Top 'O the Senator' (as producer)
2005 Phillipe Noireaux (as producer)
2006 Folds Of Policy (as producer)
2007 Air Guitar In Oulu (music contributer, soundtrack co-producer)
2011 David Myles 'Live at the Carleton'
2012 Jon Cornwall 'Faster These Days' - In Progress

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Growing up Jon studied the piano (Royal Conservatory), and as a teenager picked up the guitar and started writing tunes. He cites artists including the Grateful Dead, Paul Simon, Neil Young, CSNY, the Indigo Girls, Pearl Jam, and the Everly Brothers among his influences. Since then Jon has played all over the maritimes as a duo through the second half of the 90's, and as a full Jam Band traveled much of Canada and through some of the US. More recently and either solo or with his current roster of musicians which includes DJ Timmons (Arlibido), Aran Hill (Dwight D'Eon/Never), Neil MacQuarrie (High Plains Drifter, Aaron MacDonald Band), and Seth Fraser Jon has just finished recording his second album, 'Faster These Days', to be released officially on April 15th.
Lately in addition to performing his own solo shows here and there, Jon has been invited to open shows for Ron Sexsmith, Jimmy Rankin, Lennie Gallant, Steve Poltz, JP Cormier, Kim Stockwood, Dave Gunning and more.
Jon has traveled and performed in Nashville, at the ECMA's, at NXNE, and has worked as a live recording engineer and produced/engineered for countless artists including Dave Bidini, Sean McCann (Great Big Sea), Gordie Sampson, Willie Nile, Dan Hill, Matt Andersen, Ron Hawkins, Ron Hynes, The Northern Pikes and more). Jon also recorded David Myles' award winning 'Live at the Carleton' album

The recorded tunes (and live performances when all band-mates are present), are generally mellow with full percussion, piano, bass and acoustic guitar driven with lots of harmonies.

QUOTES/REVIEWS...

"I'll come look for you when I can afford to take an opener on the road with me" -Ron Sexsmith

"You've got it, kid..." -Olga Milosovich, CBC Radio.

"You'll be humming these songs for weeks" -fan.

Of a NXNE showcase at the Rivoli, in Toronto...."It's not often you find an act that makes the crowd stop and listen for the entire time"..."A great act to catch"..."The music was powerful enough to hold everyone's attention for the entire set" -Rob Kingston, Chart Attack, at NXNE.

-Honorable mention in Billboard's Songwriting Competition, and as a finalist in Q107's Homegrown Competition

"Cornwall was awesome. Heart-drenched tunes and a great knack for the guitar. He even played a folk song in crazy 5/4 time, which spun my head. I guess all the time spent in jam bands paid off. Cornwall is a sensitive writer, very clever with a clean and sweet voice. Look out for him." -Janine Stoll, Indievoice.com

Jon is a some-time member of Dave Marsh's True Love Rules members (piano/organ). Check out sonicbids.com/davemarsh!

Jon hosts and manages the music events/performances at the Carleton in Halifax.

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