Plays Vernon concert on April 28; Kelowna on May 3
(April 13, 2012 – Winnipeg, Manitoba) For the seventh time in two years, 23-year-old songwriter James Struthers will head out on a Canadian tour. But this tour is a little different. People are already familiar with his music thanks to some serious radio airplay.
James Struthers’ 50-plus date national tour stretches from Vancouver Island to Halifax. The Vernon & Kelowna concert dates are as follows:
Saturday Apr. 28 @ 7 pm Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC Tickets $10 in advance; $15 at door
Thursday May 3 @ 7 pm Bicycle Cafe, Kelowna, BC Tickets $7 at door
After being selected as the Bell Media Emerging Artist for April 2012, James’ new tune What Are We Waiting For went into rotation on Bell Media and CHUM radio stations across the country. All of a sudden, James’ Facebook profile was flooded with comments like, “Hey there rock star! Heard a plug for you on the radio in Vancouver this morning. ‘James Struthers is the next rising star’…Niiiice!!!! :)” And, “James! You were just on the radio in Burlington!! Amazing to hear you on the radio!! :)”
James, in his typical modest style, responded to the so-called “inflated comments” – but the radio charts prove his success. Prior to releasing What Are We Waiting For, James released a holiday-themed single, Blue Christmas, which hit the Top Ten in the national Adult Contemporary radio charts. Struthers’ cover version of the song popularized by Elvis Presley, peaked at #8 in December 2011, putting the Winnipeg musician in the radio charting ranks of artists like Jason Mraz, John Mayer and Jack Johnson – musicians James is often compared to.
Then, there are the YouTube fans that are drawn to James’ music. James’ recent video for his Transformers-inspired, self-written song You, Me and Optimus Prime has almost 200,000 YouTube views. The video was also recently featured by famed radio host Alan Cross, and gadget news site, Gizmodo (one of the Top 50 most visited websites in the world).
With his deep blue eyes, disarming smile and cool, calm demeanor, James Struthers may be a 23-year-old heartthrob; but his allure goes far beyond the sightlines. He’s also an incredibly gifted songwriter and guitarist with a soulful voice and a young, aspiring business man with relentless, DIY work ethic.
“Nothing worth doing in life comes easy, but it doesn’t feel like work to me,” says Struthers. “I feel very lucky that I’ve found what I love in life, and even more lucky that I wake up every morning and get to do it.”
James has released two EPs and four music videos in less than two years. James is managed by Western Canadian Music Awards “Producer of the Year” Arun Chaturvedi.
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