Gravely James is an Americana & Folk singer-songwriter based in Niagara, ON. Growing up in Port Colborne, ON – Madronich spent a decade playing trumpet with a variety of jazz bands, which has inspired him to incorporate blues, soul, and rock into his art. Through these experiences, along with teaching himself guitar, he developed soulful songwriting and dynamic performance skills which ultimately led him to Gravely James.
Whether his performances are supported by a band or acoustic, you can expect nothing less than high energy instrumentals and passionate vocals. Madronich shares his lust for life and travels through his captivating shows, intricate lyricism, and multi-genre influence.
Not only has Madronich opened for Juno award-winning artists such as Jack De Keyzer, but he too has been awarded as “Blues Artist of the Year” by the Niagara Music Awards. Additionally, he placed as a finalist in the Toronto Blues Society “Talent Search” and the National Canadian Songwriting Competition in the Jazz/Soul category.
Genre: Blues / Rock / Folk / Soul