Background: James Drynan Guitarist /Vocalist / Arranger / Songwriter Bookings: (819) 743-4736 James Drynan has been playing professionally for over thirty years. Based in Toronto during the late 1960§s, he played with Rompin§ Ronnie Hawkins§ band, was session guitarist for CBC§s ¢The Music Machine,¢ which featured Doug Riley, Moe Koffman, Terry Clarke and was arranger and guitarist for Toronto, Bad Axe, Calliope, playing in Toronto clubs such as The Gasworks, The Savarin, The Friars as well as jazz quartets at the Holiday Inn, (Chinatown,) The Westin, The Granite Club and many others. He has been featured on CBC radio and TV, CTV, Toronto, CHCH, Hamilton, City TV, and CJOH, Ottawa. He has written award-winning jingles, been featured on CBC Radio,( As it Happens,) original music on CHRI,CBC, and logged studio time in Toronto, Oshawa,Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City. As a solo artist, he has appeared across Canada and gigged in the United States, Jamaica and Dominican Republic. He has a diversified repertoire of over three hundred songs in the genres of folk, rock, jazz, contemporary and country. In the Ottawa area, he has appeared at the Chateau Laurier, Club Champêtre, Casino du Lac Leamy, Mont Ste. Marie, Westin Hotel, Café des Artistes and other venues catering to live music. For more information and bookings, please call (819) 743-4736. ( For videos of original songs, please visit youtube. Type in ¢drynan songs¢ )
Interests: Music, movies,reading.
Goals: Having original songs covered by artists.