3 TIME NOMINEE

CHURCH

2017

ON DOWN THE ROAD

2018

BIO

With the release of his 2018 album, EVOLUTION, Don Amero (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) stepped into the mainstream country music genre with brand new material that he considers his strongest yet.  Don is an engaging storyteller, singer/songwriter and performer who has been touring, performing and speaking all across Canada for the last 10 years. The three-time JUNO nominee has earned the respect of the Canadian Music industry and has proven himself a much sought after performer who is able to genuinely connect with his audience with an easy and effortless charm.

Don’s seven albums have generated numerous national and international awards, as well as one JUNO nomination in 2013 and two in 2016. Now, with powerful vocals, a lovable stage presence, and a soulful sound that’s been likened to an Ed Sheeran/Keith Urban mix, Don brings his own brand of percussion-style guitar play and delightful approachability to every event.

A true musical talent without the rock-star attitude, Don is an artist first. His approach to his craft is rewarded every day, with accolades like “that voice is amazing,” “you’ve got a voice like silk,” and “I’m blown away by your ability.” Making beautiful music across seven albums, Don impresses wherever he goes with his messages of encouragement, positivity, and beauty — and his desire to get out and chat with fans, no matter the venue.

His focus as an artist has been to create music that he hopes will be medicine for others. In this vein, he presents a workshop called ‘Music Is Medicine’ at conferences and events across the country. It is a profound and moving concept and presentation on how and why music moves us the way it does.

Raised in the notoriously tough north end of Winnipeg, Don faced his share of adversity growing up. Despite these challenges, a young Don walked into an audition and soon discovered that he had a gift for music. His intention when auditioning was to catch the eye of his Jr. High crush, but instead he landed the lead role of “Curly” in the musical ‘Oklahoma’. Overcoming the poverty, gangs, drugs, and violence that surrounded him, Don’s life was tempered by love and support that held him up enabling him to thrive beyond those struggles and pursue his passion for music. His tireless work ethic, talent, ambition, and determination have also made him an inspiration to Indigenous youth.

TESTIMONIALS

“I saw Don Amero perform at a Syncrude corporate event this past November. I was truly amazed at his ability to unite a room of professionals with his unique story telling. The performance itself was excellent, but I really loved how he was able to emotionally move the audience.”
~ Anonymous

“Don Amero is one of the best live performers I have ever seen! I hired him for a high-profile event and the crowd loved him. He is personable, down to earth, and incredibly talented.”
~ Claire, Acden

“Don Amero is a soulful, talented crooner & artist – and a great friend. I’ve had the pleasure of booking Don to perform at a number of my charity events – and his voice sends chills down the spines of my delighted guests. He is a true gentleman and pleasure to work with. I am happy to be in his corner wherever his career may take him…or until his son Oscar steals his spotlight!”

~ W. Brett Wilson

RECENT PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

CCMA Industry Awards – Hamilton, ON – September 2018
Presence Autochtone – Montreal, PQ – August 2018
Thunder Bay Symphony – Thunder Bay, ON – April 2018
Telemiracle 42 – Regina, SK – March 2018
Aurora Fest – Thompson, MB – Sept 2017
Grand-Pre’ 2017 – Halifax, NS – August 2017
Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB – August 2017/2018
Indian River Festival – PEI – August 2017
Harvest Sun Festival – Kelwood, MB – August 2017
Cameron House – Toronto, ON – August 2017
Prince George Folk Fest – Prince George, BC – July 2017
Aboriginal Day Live – Halifax, NS – June 2017
TD Music JUNO Showcase – Ottawa, ON – April 2017
Cavalcade of Lights – Toronto, ON – December 2016
Lunenburg Folkfest – Lunenburg, NS – August, 2016
Lobsterfest – PEI – July 2016
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra – Winnipeg, MB – June 2016
Indigenous Arts Festival – Toronto, ON – June 2016
JUNO Indigenous Artist Showcase – Calgary, AB – April 2016

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

MANITOBA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS (2018):
Male Artist of the Year
Aboriginal Artist of the Year
Video of the Year (CHURCH)

MANITOBA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS:
Aboriginal Artist of the Year 2017

JUNO AWARD NOMINEE 2016:
Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

JUNO AWARD NOMINEE 2013 & 2016:
Aboriginal Album of the Year

MANITOBA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS:
Male Artist of the Year 2015

WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS:
Aboriginal Recording of the Year 2013

ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS:
Male Entertainer of the Year 2012

CONTACT INFO

MANAGEMENT & BOOKING
Porch Swing Entertainment
laurie@porchswingentertainment.com

RADIO PROMOTION
Dale Speaking Ltd.
dale@dalespeaking.com

PUBLICITY & MEDIA ENQUIRIES
Red Umbrella PR
charlotte@redumbrella.com

RECORD LABEL
MDM Recordings Inc.
mikedenney@mdmrecordings.net

PROMO PHOTOS

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“We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.”
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