James will perform his unreleased songs, "Keep the Light on", which was inspired by two close people in his life that have suffered over the years with addiction and other challenges. After the performance, he will join us for a Q&A where he will discuss his inspiration behind the song, and how he has managed the challenges that come with supporting loved ones that are deeply struggling. He will also discuss his own struggles with anxiety, and the stigma that remains so prevalent in his community.
James Baley is a Juno nominated, multi-disciplinary performer and music creator from Toronto who’s unapologetic energy magnetizes audiences. His lyrical style and soulful vocals take you on a journey through moments, memories and misfortune. James’ work with producer Azari on the track “Gotasoul” garnered him a Juno nomination for Dance Recording of Year (2019).