Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jeff Orson received his first guitar as a Christmas gift at the age of six. An older cousin gave Jeff some basic lessons and left him to it. He continued to play sporadically over the years.
In the early spring of 2014, Jeff was diagnosed with
colon cancer. After getting over the initial shock, Jeff turned to writing
music for solace. A hospital custodian heard him playing from bed during his
recovery and urged him to take his music to the world. One tune seemed to lead
to another and before long he had a catalogue of over 100 songs.
After receiving a clean bill of health, Jeff’s story
was featured in the Toronto Star, followed by a bio segment on @Home TV.
Playing at shows followed, where a loyal following began to emerge. Jeff’s fans
appreciate his music’s straightforward style and relatable, heart-felt lyrics
which are inspired by real life experiences. An artist with broad appeal, Jeff
humbly aspires to compose authentic anthems for our times.
In recent years Jeff has played numerous venues around
the world. On the heels of successful features in Singapore, France and Sweden
and a headline show at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern in 2016, Jeff has had several
busy years abroad with shows in Dublin (Ireland), London (England), Glasgow
(Scotland), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, New York, Miami, Honolulu and
Jeff released “Pray” in March of 2020. This song was
in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and was a way of reaching out
to people feeling isolated and uncertain. All proceeds of Bandcamp
downloads are being donated to the UN/WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.