James Gadon is a Toronto born Songwriter, Musician, Composer and Producer. He writes, records and performs both independently and with “The Hollowbodies”. In 2010, James’ song “Profit Man” was a Top 5 Ontario Finalist in the CBC Radio 3 David Suzuki Songwriting Contest Playlist For The Planet. In 2012, James and The Hollowbodies released their debut album to a capacity crowd at Toronto’s Drake Hotel and supported the record by performing across Southern Ontario. James’ song and video “Town Without a Name” was chosen as 1 of 8 nationwide for The 2013 Boots and Hearts Country Music Festival Emerging Artist Showcase. James has shared stages with Aaron Lewis, Tim Hicks, The Reklaws, and Jordan McIntosh, and has shared festival bills in the past with artists such as Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry and Kid Rock. The Hollowbodies will be releasing their second album, “When The Lights Go Out” in the summer of 2015.
In 2013, James started combining his love of music and cinema by writing for the screen. He scored an episode of “Reelside”, a documentary television series that explores the Canadian Entertainment industry. His episode was focused on renowned photographer Caitlin Cronenberg (directed by Sarah Gadon) and it premiered on The Movie Network and Movie Central on June 4, 2015. He also recently appeared in his first film, performing an original song in a scene for The National Screen Institute Film, “Pretend We’re Kissing” starring Zoe Kravitz.
James was formerly a member of the Maine Songwriter’s Association while attending Bowdoin College and was a featured songwriter at Portland’s North Star Cafe, among other venues in the Northeastern United States. Through his passion for songwriting, James founded the independent music publishing business, “Route 84” where he manages a catalogue of songs and licenses music for film and television.
In addition to his work in the music industry, James is also a Freelance Writer and Screenwriter. He was a Contributing Writer on the Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, “Q107 Legends of Classic Rock with Jeff Woods” and assisted Writer/Screenwriter Dannis Koromilas on the Russell Peter’s Biography, “Call Me Russell”.
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