Birthed during the pandemic lockdown of 2020-2022, the songs of Mayday Music spring from a musical cauldron comprised of decades of shared experience, influence and sensibility. This first chapter is a collection of observations and stories from the frontlines of human experience, with all of its tragedy and joy, dark and light, and miracles and sin.
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ABOUT MAYDAY MUSIC
Toronto based Mayday Music seems to defy category or description. Lush arrangements, a full palate of instrumental sounds, both electronic and organic, graceful and gritty. Lyrics that cover a vast swath of topical space, both personal and universal. Sometimes big, sometimes intimate.
Multi instrumentalist/producer Jon James and singer/songwriter Derek Christie are the heart of this genre and era defying musical entity. Since the late 80’s, they have collaborated musically in numerous bands/projects, with their partnership culminating in this new body of work. Their first album, ‘Miracles and Sin’ (November 2022), is a collection of songs they wrote and recorded during the pandemic lockdown of 2020-22.
– Scott T Teardrop, Neurotica Records
– Kathy Hahn
– Don Oates, Sony Music Entertainment
– Alberta John Mac
“Fantastic creativity going on here all. Loving the layers and vibe of the production. This is music ripe for the present. Great performances! “ All star effort by some great musicians and songsters. I’ve got two copies and spreading the word all. Again, EXCELLENT work!”
– Robert Best, PhD Music
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