Jonathan sings with an honest, heartfelt voice that compliments his storytelling.
The Duncan Showroom is the best place for this ‘live from the stage’ recording event. The venue has excellent audio and lighting equipment in a small, comfortable room loaded with atmosphere. I will do original tunes for an audience that will, hopefully, include you. I’ll do the same songs in each of two sets and take the best of each to make an EP. Your donation of $5 – $10 gets you in for both sets – at 8 and 9pm.
New Track December 2016
The Visionary Mind
The Visionary Mind is fresh out of the studio of David Dowe. I wrote the song and laid down the vocal lines and a couple of basic guitar tracks. David is the producer and engineer. He added bass, drums, lead guitar, and lots of good sounds that really bring the tune alive. Contact him at Davidsdowe@gmail.com .
New Track April 2017 Draft 1 of remake of Destination YZF
You are probably here for the music, so go directly to the ‘music’ tab, then check out the ‘Live Performances’ and ‘Electronic Press Kit’ tabs. And you can click on the links below.
Tunes on BandCamp
Live performances – video
‘Wave After Wave’ – Instrumental music at the Banff Centre
Two original tunes – Banff Centre – December 10, 2015. “Mountain Cycle” and “Visionary Mind”
One evening, at The Club at the Banff Centre, something odd happened
I was surprised by a call to go on stage and do some vocal improv; here’s the result: https://youtu.be/d89QE8_C1OU
The Dragon’s Breath
No Eclipse (a music video)
CD Launch Concert Oct. 9, 2015. Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Yellowknife, NT.
I’ve been involved in music all my life, but taking on the persona and challenges of a solo artist has been a recent development. It started in early 2005 at an open mic in Inuvik and, after stints as a player of bass guitar, harmonica, and piano in various bands, I decided to focus on the singer-songwriter mode. If it wasn’t so ungainly, I’d use the term “seer-singer-songwriter-composer-performer-story-teller-multi-instrumentalist“, but let’s just stick with ‘singer-songwriter’ for now.Yellowknife has been my home since January 2008, and it is a wonderful creativity incubator. I particularly value the performance opportunities offered by the festivals, bars and cafés that cater to live music and the constructive criticism and training that many musicians and other artists have shared. An independent musicians residency at the Banff Centre was a huge boost, as was funding from the Northwest Territories Arts Council.
My first CD, Acasta Island, is available at CD Baby. You can also hear the CD (with one of the tunes re-recorded plus other tracks) on SoundCloud. Also, check out the video link at the top of this page.
My second CD, Rock Walker Blues, is also available on CDBaby.
Another bio-angle at: http://nwtarts.com/artist-profile/jonathan-churcher And…….https://jonathanchurcher.bandcamp.com/
Original CD artwork by Marilyn Robak. Acasta is the
oldest rock on the planet (3.9 billion years) and is found
at the surface near Yellowknife. The painting illustrates
Yellowknife’s skyline at the far left, with molten landscape
and matching sky and sun.
The Visionary Mind is a new track fresh out of the studio of David Dowe (email@example.com); he is the producer and engineer for the the tune. I wrote the song and laid down the vocal lines and a couple of basic guitar tracks; David added bass, drums, lead guitar and lots of good sounds which really bring the tune alive.
Banner photo by Bent Lens – @bentlensphotography on Facebook.