James Blonde

“So which one of you is James Blonde?”, we get this question all the time. The answer is quite simple: ALL THREE of us! Phil, Steph & Neil comprise the entity that is James Blonde. These multi talented men have been writing bad jokes and great music together for close to a decade, but only recently forming the three piece you know as James Blonde. Making their grand entrance onto the music scene in their hometown of Niagara Falls on NYE 2017, with their first concert as James Blonde, they opened for Sam Roberts Band and Serena Ryder. Following their full length self-titled release in 2017, the lead single “Heartbreak” was picked up by major Spotify playlists and Starbucks, adding the song to its in-store radio across the globe. “Sh!tshow”, the bands follow-up single in 2019, reached #96 on the US Top 40 chart.

What does that actually sound like you may ask? The Band is described by its following as a sound that resonates through generations. Their message gives light to the struggle, the celebration, the human condition, disenchantment and obsession, to a sometimes dark but always dance-worthy beat. Taking influence from bands such as Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Billy Talent & MGMT, James Blonde does a perfect job at taking its listeners on an emotional journey through the subtle weaving of confessional songwriting, High-octane rock guitar, electric pop groove and funky bass, as well as some old-fashioned soul with insanely precise musicianship.

Come watch us at our showcase:

Tuesday June 6th, 2023 @

CMW Showcase @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Band Information

James Blonde

Niagara Falls
, ON
, Canada


Philip Taylor
Drums, Vocals
Neil Carson
Bass, Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Stephane Mercier
Guitar, Bass, Vocals

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Philip D Taylor

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