Chris Madronich AKA “Gravely James” is a Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist and wild child born from the steel city of Hamilton and raised in Port Colborne. His involvement with music started from an early age participating in musical theatre. Chris later would become a serious Trumpet player performing for many jazz bands in Niagara over a span of nine years. After a decade of self-taught guitar routed in blues, rock and soul with the theoretical ear of a trumpet player, Chris has developed into a songwriter and a fearless performer known for his energetic persona. Chris’s style of writing is inspired by themes of travel, dreams, people watching and will almost always have an underlying element of Americana.
Gravely James was recently a finalist in the Toronto Blues Society’s “Talent Search”, and a Semi finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition.
DATE: Sunday, January 20th, 2019
EVENT: TWILIGHT JAZZ SERIES – January Blues
LOCATION: Corks Wine Bar and Eatery
ADDRESS: 19 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake
TIME: 6pm (Opening Act for Avery Cantello Blues Band)
PRICE: $15 (advance) $20 (door) / $10 (Musicians and arts workers / $8 (Students)
* All prices subject to 13% HST