Toronto’s James Baley is a Juno-winning music creator and multi-disciplinary artist whose radiant energy continues to establish him as a distinctive and magnetizing performer. Sharing compelling stories through his vulnerable lyrics, James combines his R&B, gospel, and electronic influences to create soulful reflections and exuberant dance tracks for the church, club and vogue ballroom. Known in the ballroom community as Songbird Miyake-Mugler, James takes inspiration from his alternative aesthetic and joy of movement.
With the release of his debut LP A Story in September 2021, Baley continues to center his creative communities and establish himself as a powerful and versatile songwriter. In 2021 Baley sold out his album release event, was credited as a co-writer/ co-producer on July Talk’s Juno-winning Pray For It, and performed as direct support at their hometown date in December. 2022 continued to have much in store for James including a national brand campaign with Vizzy, and a number of community-driven special projects with new music to be released next year.