Born in London, England and raised in Bellevue Ontario, Jimmy Shaw is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist who was the youngest musician to ever receive a full scholarship to Julliard. However Jimmy cut short his studies there to start a band with Emily Haines. He is the lead guitarist, producer/arranger and the co-composer of Metric. He was also an original member if Broken Social Scene. Jimmy co-owns Giant Studios in Toronto. In addition to producing recordings for other artists, he has worked on the composing, scoring and producing of music for motion pictures.