Jeremy Fisher

About Jeremy Fisher

Since debuting in 2001, Jeremy Fisher has widely established himself as one of Canada's most tuneful bards, writing hooky folk-pop gems with an unwaveringly optimistic tone. Born Jeremy Binns, he grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, eventually settling in Vancouver, British Columbia. He self-released his first solo recording, Back Porch Spirituals, in 2001 and toured from Seattle, Washington to Halifax, Nova Scotia on bicycle to promote it, also busking on the streets in between scheduled tour dates. This unorthodox approach helped him catch the ears of Sony's Canadian division, and his major-label debut, Let It Shine, was released on the imprint in 2004. More touring followed in 2005 as his single "High School" gained some airplay on the Canadian radio waves. Fisher headed back into the studio to cut his follow-up, Goodbye Blue Monday, which was released on the Aquarius label in Canada in 2007 and distributed by Sony BMG. A breakout release, the album was jump-started by a homemade stop-motion animation for the single "Cigarette" that went viral on YouTube, earning Fisher widespread exposure and a Juno nomination back home. He made his first U.S. television appearance later that year on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in support of the album's U.S. release on Wind-Up Records. Major tours with the Proclaimers and Great Big Sea followed over the next two years as Fisher wrapped up recording his fourth LP, 2010's Flood. Still led primarily by acoustic guitar, Flood continued Fisher's increasing trend toward hooky, upbeat melodic pop. Arriving two years later, Mint Julep found the singer reverting back to his folk-oriented sound with a stripped-down acoustic roots album. In stark contrast, his sixth LP, 2014's The Lemon Squeeze, was a straight-up pop album, replete with buoyant arrangements, soaring choruses, and hooks for days thanks to some crafty production from the duo of Gus Van Go and Werner F. Building a small home studio, Fisher took some time away from his own music to produce albums for artists like Adam Kagan and Great Big Sea's Séan McCann. He also composed the theme song to the Disney cartoon Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer. In 2017 he celebrated the ten-year anniversary of his breakout album, Goodbye Blue Monday, with a reissue project and released a new single, "This Is the Good Life," later in the year. ~ Gregory McIntosh

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
December 15, 1976

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