Jeffery Straker

Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Michael Straker performs over 100 shows per year across Canada. He’s recorded for CBC radio’s ‘Canada Live’, had a music video chart in the top 10 on Much More Music Canada and in 2012 toured in Africa.

His tour stops range from intimate house concerts to club & theatre shows and include a recent sold-out concert with the full Regina Symphony Orchestra. The review following his orchestral debut read: “Straker was simply spectacular...clearly one of the province’s best cultural exports”. Canadian Musician Magazine has said, “Very much an artist to watch” while the Chicago Free Press has written, “Rufus Wainwright, as well as k.d. lang are among the Canadians making essential and beautiful music. Add the name Jeffery Straker to that list”.

Straker has recently launched his latest collection of songs called Vagabond (Oct 2012). The release has been met with critical acclaim with the Toronto Star giving it 4 (out of 4) stars and calling it “one of the most faultlessly conceived and meticulously executed albums in any genre to come out of Canada in a long time”. “Vagabond” debuted in the top 20 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts.

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I’m a singer-songwriter-pianist touring about 100 shows a year. In my ‘former life’ though, I worked for a big marketing company. It was a good job, but when I listened to my heart, it wasn’t quite fulfilled. I was a trained musician and realized I really wanted to pursue music as a career but the switch seemed overwhelming. I’d been performing some of my songs at open-mic nights as a hobbyist for a few years ‘dreaming’ of a full time music career when I was slapped in the face by a big dose of reality. I visited a great aunt… Read more.