Old James


Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Violin, Saxophone, Background Singer, Harmonica, Steel guitar, Cello.


Raised on heavy metal and distilled in rock n’ roll comes Toronto based Old James. A 4-piece guitar and piano driven rock group with slamming rhythms, deep groove and enough musical integrity to satisfy the neediest of the music elite. The group is comprised of Brian Stephenson, on lead vocals and guitar, Chris Stephenson, on the drums and vocals, multi-instrumentalist Spencer Le Von, on honky-tonk piano, vocals and slide guitar, and Graham MacKrell on the 4 string bass.

Old James mixes an eclectic blend of hard pounding rock soothed with the bright sounds of piano and warm vocal harmonies. These musical chameleons are best described as a heavy retort to Lynyrd Skynyrd combined with 90’s grunge sensibilities. Their self titled, self-produced EP was released for free on the internet in June of 2012 as a musical celebration and an omen of musical discoveries to come.

Armed with melodies to open the ears, words to open the mind and a strong positive message to open the heart, Old James strive to challenge the current trends of the mainstream on their mission to save Rock ‘N Rol

Upcoming gigs:
01/31/2013 - The Rock Pile - Etobicoke
02/21/2913 - Cherry Cola's Rock N' Roll Cabaret - Toronto

Past gigs:
12/19/2012 - The Velvet Underground - Toronto
12/13/2012 - Cherry Cola's Rock N' Roll Cabaret - Toronto
12/04/2012 - Humber Campus - Etobicoke
12/02/2012 - The Bovine Sex Club - Toronto
11/30/2012 - The Monarch Tavern - Toronto
11/17/2012 - The Bovine Sex Club - Toronto
10/23/2012 - Humber Campus - Etobicoke
10/08/2012 - The Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto
08/27/2012 - The Hard Luck Bar - Toronto
08/11/2012 - The Brass Monkey - Ottawa
08/11/2012 - Private Function - Ottawa
07/21/2012 - P Dot Stock - Pottageville
07/07/2012 - The Hard Luck Bar - Toronto
06/23/2012 - Cafe Chaos - Montreal
06/22/2012 - The Ritual - Ottawa
05/31/2012 - Nocturne - Toronto
04/17/2012 - Ralph's Rock Diner - Worcester, MA USA
04/15/2012 - Subspace Radio - Bobfest V - Somerville, MA USA

Screen name:
Member since:
Dec 17 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
33 years


Alice in Chains, Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Robin Trower, Soundgarden, Black Label Society, Deep Purple.

Members Of Band

Brain Stephenson - Vocals, Guitar
Chris Stephenson - Vocals, Drums
Spencer Le Von - Vocals, Keyboards
Graham MacKrell - Bass Guitar


Orange Amplification
Yamaha Keyboards
Los Cabos Drumsticks
Henry Ho Guitar Pickups
James Ready Beer