About James

James Gates is an inspired musician who captures life`s moments in his growing catalogue of songs.

He was raised in a musical family and has always had a strong passion for guitar. It has been in recent years, through ongoing collaboration with local songwriters, and workshop support from SaskMusic, that his passion for digging deep into lyrics has come out.

James has been working on two projects that will be shared soon. He is working with Nashville based producer Bob Funk and mixer James Bunton on a 5 song EP due for release in 2019. James has also been working with producer Brad Prosko, a Western Canadian Music Award nominee based near Regina, Sk. James and Brad are finishing work on 3 songs that will also see the light in 2019.

James caught some local attention when he joined Serena Ryder on stage at the SaskTel Jazz Festival to sing harmony to Please Baby Please.

Photo by Peter Scoular

Photo by Peter Scoular




 'James, you have a songwriting knack'
- Steve Wilkinson
 (Grammy nominated - The Wilkinsons)