Driven by a strong passion for music, Hemingway (aka James Harris) has been active in Toronto’s vibrant music scene for over 5 years as a DJ, producer, composer and keyboard player. He has built a name for himself internationally for his eclectically funky and melodic musical productions and remix work for acclaimed artists such as Metronomy, Bag Raiders, Grafton Primary, DCUP, Keenhouse and Lindstrom. He has released a variety of singles on labels such as House Of Disco, Brilliantine, Stratford Court, Apostasie Records and Toolroom Records, garnering support and remix work from local Toronto artists Cyclist and Jokers of The Scene. As a composer, James has written music for several student films, including Becoming Susan by Inga Dievulyte, which screened at the Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto. Recently, he composed an original score for the upcoming documentary Borderski (www.borderski.com), planned for release in the fall of 2017.
As a DJ, Hemingway has supported internationally acclaimed artists Tornado Wallace, Oliver, RAC, Bit Funk, Classixx, Munk, The Magician, Tim Green, Pelifics, Edit Murphy and Jeremy Glenn in Toronto and in LA. You can often catch him spinning locally at toronto bars such as Bar Volo, The Burdock and The Holy Oak. He has DJed several weddings and corporate fundraisers including Ryerson University’s Women In Leadership Association. As a musician, James has played keyboards in an eclectic variety of bands, such as the Toronto banjo-folk outfit Scoop Trumbull & The Wrong Notes and the jazz/prog/fusion band Mannerisms. He has collaborated and played alongside local R&B singer Miray and with Canadian folk-rock legend Peirson Ross for his Wild Ones album release tour of 2014. He is currently the keyboardist for Toronto’s live disco band experience: Mainline. Hemingway also produces music as Unsui; his Japanese-inspired meditative alter ego.
When James isn't busy making and playing music, he is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and video editor.
Feel free to visit his page for more info: James Harris Media
Hemingway is an experienced and multi-faceted DJ that will get your party bumpin'! As an avid record collector with a huge music collection, Hemingway is known for playing an eclectic mix of funky, booty-shaking tunes fit for any age group. Whether it's disco, hip hop, rock, motown, reggae, house, swing, latin.. James has a little bit of everything for everyone!
Ellyn & Joe Williams 's Wedding w/ Tush & DJ Cyclist - July 8th, 2017
Taylor Neu & Will Harper's Wedding - September 11th, 2016
Bonnie & Allister Maclean's Wedding- August 22nd, 2015
David & Miriana Harris - August 15th, 2015
Amber & Cameron Spence - July 5th, 2014
Welland & Alana Sin's Wedding - September 14th, 2013
Leigh & Andrew Nash - August 13th, 2011
Tush w/ Mamalia @ Junction City Music Hall - Nov 19th, 2016
Cask Days Beer Festival w/ DJ Lazy Ray - Oct. 23rd, 2016
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