John Jacob Magistery
JJM has enjoyed a lot of momentum since their start. After the release of their first single ‘Greatest Story Ever Told', their debut EP 'Narcissism Unto Loneliness' helped them start turning heads. The single was voted in the top 30 songs by CHOM-FM radio listeners (Montreal’s biggest station) and several DJs from the station selected them as the top musical discovery of the year. The music video has subsequently generated over 100,000 views. After winning an international recording contest, JJM spent two weeks recording at the Grouse Lodge in Ireland (other notables who have recorded there include Michael Jackson, U2, REM, Snow Patrol, etc.). The result was their debut album 'Phantom i / Are You Too Sensitive?’. ‘CAROL’ was the 1st single off JJM’s debut LP. The online music video for the single was premiered through Exclaim! magazine and the track received encouraging support from several radio stations throughout Canada, including being on the L’ADISQ top 5 radio charts in Quebec for over 7 weeks. The album was successfully launched during JJM’s two consecutive sold-out shows at the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival. The cover art of their album was recently featured on all Collective Arts Brewery canned beer labels (which are being distributed in Canada, U.S.A., Spain, and Australia). Last November, JJM released a new EP entitled ‘HARMONEY’, which got praise reviews and helped them tour Canada (including features in Osheaga, Evolve Festival, Huff Festival, Monkland Street Festival, Pop Montreal, M for Montreal) and the U.S. (including features in SXSW 2018 & 19 and Mondo NYC). They are currently writing and recording a new release and are already booked for several festivals in Canada, the U.S., and Europe in the coming year.