Originally from small town New Brunswick, 24 year old Jaryd Stanley is ready for the big time. An acoustic guitar playing singer-songwriter at heart, the Toronto newcomer mixes elements of a many styles into his own songs. A lover of all genres, his music has 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 make you dance, cry, think, bop your head and fall in love. Most recently, you may have seen him as the “Fan Favourite” of CBC’s national Searchlight songwriting competition. (TV Finale performance in ‘VIDEOS’ tab)
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 EP ‘sixteen ten’ (available across all platforms) is but a sliver of his musical future.
A small town maritimer with big city dreams and boundless potential, Jaryd Stanley could and will be Canada’s next big International thing.