December 20 2016


New holiday track tops Mainstream AC and Holiday Music Charts

New concert dates announced for 2017

According to both BDS and Mediabase, the electronic systems that monitor actual radio airplay in North America, Siena Records / Warner Music Canada recording artist Jonathan Roy has this week hit #1 on the national airplay charts for both Mainstream AC (beating out the likes of Bruno Mars and Maroon 5) as well as the Holiday Airplay chart in Canada.  Roy’s upbeat rendition of Chris Rea’s “Driving Home For Christmas” is a duet with Canadian rock icon Corey Hart.  This is the first Christmas recording Hart  has appeared on since his classic version of “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer,” released in 1985.

Watch the video for “Driving Home For Christmas” HERE.

Roy has enjoyed radio success over the past year with the Top Ten radio hit “Daniella Denmark” and “You’re My Ace” (Top 5 in Quebec), both penned by Corey Hart.  Jonathan  recently announced that his debut album, the nine-track Mr. Optimist Blues, will be released on January 20, 2017.  The album features both “Daniella Denmark” and “You’re My Ace” as well as the new single “Good Things” which is also scheduled for release on January 20.  Jonathan will perform a series of headlining concerts in support of the release of Mr. Optimist Blues as well as joining the Philosopher Kings on tour in February.  See all confirmed tour dates below.

Jonathan Roy is the son of hockey legend Patrick Roy.  Jonathan had grown up in his father’s footsteps, playing goalie for the Quebec Remparts but his true calling was music.  In 2013, Roy was introduced to Corey Hart who felt an immediate connection with the young singer and signed him to his Siena Records label partnered with Warner Music Canada.

Jonathan Roy on tour 2017:

January 19           Quebec, QC                       Le Cercle
January 20           Montreal, QC                     L’Astral
January 23           Toronto, ON                      The Drake Underground
February 11        Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC     Soiree Feux et Flocons Outdoor Festival
February 23        Ottawa, ON                        Algonquin Commons Theatre**
February 24        Toronto, ON                       Danforth Music Hall**
February 25        London, ON                        London Music Hall**
February 28        Winnipeg, MB                   Pyramid**
March 1                Regina, SK                           The Exchange**
March 3                Edmonton, AB                   Century Casino**
March 4                Calgary, AB                         Deerfoot Casino**
March 6                Vancouver, BC                  Commodore Ballroom**
March 8                Sherbrooke, QC                Le Magog
March 9                        Trois-Rivieres, QC            Satyre
March 10             Jonquiere, QC                   4 barils
March 11             Rimouski, QC                     Le cactus  

** with The Philosopher Kings

Mr. Optimist Blues tracklisting:

“Daniella Denmark”
“You’re My Ace”
“New Shoes”
“Good Things”
“Mr. Optimist Blues”
“Freeze Time”
“Beautiful Day”
“Daniella Denmark” (Dream Version)

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