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Hello Ladies and Gents.
Born: Edmonton, AB
Grew up in: Peterborough, ON
Home Town: Peterborough, ON
I was born in Edmonton, Alberta. then spent most of my youth in an Ontario town called Kirkland Lake. At around the age of ten, my family moved further south to Peterborough, ON. I spent my teenage years in this city and was like any other teen around in the 90’s. My passions were mountain biking, snowboarding and guitar and I did these as often as I could, besides taking care of my studies at school. At the age of 12 or so I had a few paper routes in the neighbourhood and I used this money to by my first guitar. It was a Fender Stratocaster very similar to my idol at the time Jimmy Hendrix. From here my music journey began.
I played in a few different bands and groups with friends growing up and loved rocking out on weekends at parties and venues, nothing to serious though. A lot the times when I was supposed to be studying I would have my head phones on practicing guitar. I still don't think my parents know all the times I got away with it. I started High School at a St. Peter's Secondary and after three years wanted to see what else was out there. After graduating high school from Adam Scott, I went off to college in Niagara Falls where I studied business to learn more about the industry and the business world. All the while I was writing and playing small shows around town and coffee shops. Many may never make it to production but were just fun to write.
About halfway through college I decided that I wanted to live on the West coast of Canada and ended up spending my summers and co-ops in Whistler and most winters at school in Niagara. After getting done school I moved back out to the West coast where I lived in Vancouver for four months or so (Tsawwassen), still practicing and writing almost everyday, then moved back up into the mountains, where we had one of the best winters ever. It was around this stage I began planning an album. I decide that the mountains and the snowboard scene was more appealing to me at this stage in my life and not a whole lot has changed since except I have matured as a person. I spent many years in Whistler, around eight.
In Whistler I met my friend and fellow musician Darren Chambo at a house we lived in on Drifter Way. From there we formed a band called The Chambo Graham Show. We played in weather ranging from -30 to +40 at the base of Whistler mountain facing the gondola. We did it for the love of the game and because in that location millions of people walked by every season and it was great exposure for sharing our music with the world. One person one song at a time. After doing that a few years, more gigs opened up and we did the morning news events for Olympic countdowns and eventually got to play in World Ski Events listed as the largest in North America.
During the winter of the 2010 Olympics/ Paralympics games I played with my brother Dustin and volunteered in some interestingly cold weather and rain but for the love of the game and to represent my country. We performed around 12 sets of music at the various venues. The venues were the Olympics Ski jump/Nordic Cross country events, the Downhill in Creekside as well as the Bobsled Track/Luge Track were we greated audience from all over the world with smiles and did our best to brighten their day. It was a great experience to see the coming together of the world's countries to share in a common goal and vision, and the memories, priceless.
I am branching out even further into music now and have produced some pianists for movies comming out in the next year and have worked with some female vocalists. I have been doing solo music lately and the last few albums/EP 's Life and self titled album called Graham Show were completed and produced all at my home studio and all solo work. I am now working on my fifth compilatio of songs EP's. Check back for the new releases ongoingly of the new material.
Recently I have been working on a new album in the Peterborough, ON area. No date is set for the release, when it is finished I will release it.
Thanks for stopping by my site and checking out my music. It was a pleasure to have you today. Take care. Peace!