A natural musician at age 10, played Ontario Place at 15 and turned pro at 17. James' experience in the music industry is reminiscent of legendary players of the past, and he was proudly inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame USA.
Throughout his career he has been a most sought after side-man. His first Road experience was with "Reggae star" Jay Douglas and then the last version of Edward Bear in 1974. In 1980 his band Mondo Combo (on RCA enginered in part by Daniel Lanois). Played Massey Hall, and played back to back with, Howling Wolf, Albert King at the now legendary El Mocambo and the Colonial Tavern in Toronto.
He has opened for such great acts as BB King, Mick Taylor, Randy Bachman and Blue Rodeo, and on May 31, 2015 will play for YOU!
Donnie Meeker - Bio
Donnie was famous in the 70's as the singer for the Toronto RnB and Rock Band "Sweet Blindness" based in the Mimico, Long Branch area of Toronto. He also used to do a Tribute to the Blues Brothers with his brother "Dirty Bertie", while going under the assumed name of "Downtown Donnie". They were a soft-shoe, hard rockin' group in the 80's and have been known to occasionally re-surface in venues around south eastern Toronto to this day.