Jon Bryant

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Jon Bryant
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Background information
Born (1986-01-22) 22 January 1986 (age 33)
OriginHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
GenresIndie rock, folk rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
Years active2009–present
LabelsNettwerk
Websitejonbryant.ca

Jon Bryant (born 22 January 1986) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Native born to Halifax but now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bryant' writes and sings acoustically melodic songs with a maritime influence.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bryant was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Growing up in Fall River, NS, he attended George P. Vanier Junior School and Lockview High School. Bryant graduated in 2004 from Caronport High School in Saskatchewan. He studied piano, and later learned to play guitar and drums. He attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

He currently resides in Vancouver with his wife Bree (Woodill) Bryant, an actress and model from Halifax.

Career[edit]

As well as writing and singing his own songs, Bryant has toured throughout North America and Europe and is an artist advocate for World Vision while performing with Canadian music group Starfield.[2][3][4]

Bryant's debut album, Two Coasts for Comfort, released on 29 October 2009 was iTunes Canada's "Featured Singer/Songwriter Album of 2009" and garnered a 2011 East Coast Music Award nomination for "Folk Album of the Year".[5][6][7]

In May 2012, Bryant released his follow up album What Takes You which featured a number of Canadian musicians, including JUNO Award winner Meaghan Smith, and guitarist Jason Mingo.[8]

Bryant has twice performed at the Juno Awards ceremony.[9]

Discography[edit]

  • 2009: Two Coasts for Comfort[10]
  • 2012: What Takes You[11][12]
  • 2016: Twenty Something
  • 2019: Cult Classic

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • East Coast Music Awards
    • 2011 – Folk Album of the Year Two Coasts for Comfort (nomination)
  • Music Nova ScotiaAwards
    • 2010 – Best New Artist (nominated)
    • 2010 – Digital Artist of the Year (nominated)[13]
    • 2010 – Inspirational Artist of the Year (nominated)
  • Covenant Awards
    • 2010 – Best Folk Album Two Coasts For Comfort (nominated)
  • iTunes Canada
    • "Deaf" – iTunes "Single of the Week" – January 2010[14]
    • Two Coasts for Comfort – iTunes Featured Singer/Songwriter Album of 2009[15]
    • iTunes "Indie Spotlight" – February 2010
  • TV/Film Placements

References[edit]

[16]

  1. ^ "Artist: Jon Bryant". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Called to pursue joy". Christian Week.
  3. ^ "World Vision Artists". World Vision Canada. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Jon Bryant Past Concerts". SongKick. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Jon Bryant Rocks Youth Quake". The Moose Jaw Times Herald. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  6. ^ "ECMA 2011: loads of Locals Nominated". The Scope. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Jon Bryant Music Chart Performance Summary". music-chart.info. Retrieved 28 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Jon Bryant Announces Western Canadian Tour Dates in Support of New Album 'What Takes you'". North by East West. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Jon Bryant rocks Youth Quake" Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Moose Jaw Times Herald, Adam Miller, 18 February 2012
  10. ^ "Coast to coast". Fast Forward Weekly. Archived from the original on 13 January 2011.
  11. ^ "Old emporium building in DT Chilliwack goes acoustic". Chilliwack Progress.
  12. ^ "Jon Bryant: A year later...". Songs in the Valley. 1 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Music Nova Scotia Music & Industry Award Nominees Announced – DIY". DIY.
  14. ^ "Fall River's Jon Bryant takes his show to the Big Apple" Archived 10 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Pat Healey, The Laker
  15. ^ < "Jon Bryant - Two Coasts for Comfort [Album[permanent dead link]"][permanent dead link]. Alt Sounds
  16. ^ "B.C.’s top musicians, bands named to $102,700 Peak FM prize finalists list". Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun. 12 June 2014

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