Originally from small town New Brunswick, 25 year old Jaryd Stanley is ready for the big time. An acoustic guitar playing singer-songwriter at heart, the Toronto based recording artist mixes elements of various styles into his own music. A lover of all genres, his songs have influences of rock, hip-hop, soul, pop, dance and folk. Inspired by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Carole King, Joel Plaskett, John Mayer, Kid Cudi, and so many more. Jaryd’s versatility is paramount in creating his sound, which is ever changing and evolving. His music will hit you on many levels, making you dance, cry, and everything in between. Most recently, Jaryd was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of Canada’s Walk Of Fame 2017 Emerging Artist Music Mentorship program, the “Fan Favourite” of CBC’s 2017 national ‘Searchlight’ songwriting competition, and was a featured artist on the first season of CTV’s ‘The Launch’.
Most importantly, Jaryd Stanley is a storyteller, making his music personal and relatable. He will take every opportunity to play some music for you. His songs build the connection between his own experiences, and those of the listener. No matter the situation, good or bad, you will be able to find something for you in his music. His lyrics will make you think and take many forms with every listen, but his rhythm, catchy hooks and word play will get you up and moving on the dance floor.
In late 2015, after saving up enough money from waiting tables, playing gigs, and winning local competition Saint John Idol, Stanley made the move to Toronto where he has been writing, recording and networking to get himself to the next level.
As a rookie in the music scene, he has a lot to prove, and he knows it. A true competitor and student of the music industry, Jaryd is always on the lookout for the next step to his success. His debut demo/EP ‘sixteen ten’ was released in Spring 2017, leading to a great year of accolades, and his newest work – the single ‘Take Your Time’ (available everywhere) – was released May 11th of this year.
A small town maritimer with big city dreams and boundless potential, Jaryd Stanley could and will be Canada’s next big International thing.