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Artist of the Day: Jonny Starkes

Today we drop in on Jonny Starkes, singer/songwriter extraordinaire!


Introduce us to Jonny Starkes!

Hi, I'm Jonny, a singer/songwriter originally from Newfoundland but now living in Toronto, Ontario. I would describe my music as folk rock/country and heart with some dirt on it

Who is your main musical inspiration?

My biggest inspiration would Kings Of Leon 


How do you write your songs?

When I write music, I usually play around with sounds and chords until I strike an emotion. From there I shape my songs around the emotion and use my lyrics to paint the picture or to fuel the emotion. 


What made you want to start in music?

I’ve always loved how it felt to sing and found it so enticing to be in front of those big lights!


What is on the horizon for you?

I would like to say that a lot of new music is on the horizon this year along with getting heard. You never know what’s to come In a way. It keeps it real.


If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?

I’d like to collaborate with some local friends of mine down the road or Chuck Berry lol


What is your ultimate goal?

My ultimate goal is have a career in Music, travel the world, support my family, win a Juno, Grammy and to go down in Canada’s music hall of fame. 


If you could cover any song, what would it be?

I’d like to record a version of CCR “As Long As I Can See The Light” one day.


Tea making: milk first or last?

I’m not a tea drinker lol. Sorry... but milk first?


Tell us your funniest joke!

So the guys walks in to the bar......


What would help the music industry connect with people more ?

I believe there should be more of a push with establishments, more music on our streets in Toronto. Maybe some backing to give it a little sparkle so that people could be surrounded the real experience... not just a playlist blast through a speaker. Human interaction is key.  

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