K-W Multicultural Festival Mainstage Performer: Jace Martin & The Pace

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Jace Martin was raised on Six Nations, Ontario and began singing professionally at the age of 13 at area music venues, festivals and on stage in Toronto, Ontario under mentorship from Canada’s Queen of Jazz and Grammy Nominee Salome Bey in a theatre production called, “Rainboworld” that launched the career of R&B Superstar Deborah Cox and many more including Jace Martin.

Martin, joined his brother band “The Wolfpack” singing for packed crowds all around southern ontario singing covers of the greats including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder and Ritchie Valens and eventually won a Canada wide Talent show on APTN called “On Stage” out of 100’s of Artists.

While with The Wolfpack, Jace Martin won 3 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards for “Best Blues Album” 2003, 2005 & “Best Group” 2004 while garnering the #13 “Best Blues Album” Release in 2005 according to The Toronto Blues Society, right behind BB King and ahead of Downchild Blues Band.

In 2008 Jace released his Self-Titled Debut Solo album recorded at Grant Ave Studios in Hamilton, Ontario former studio to U2 Super Producer Daniel Lanois and had his first single “What I Need” climb to #3 on The National Aboriginal Top 40 Countdown.

The album racked up 14 nominations at the CAMA, APCMA’s, Hamilton Music Awards, NAMMY’s for various categories including “Best Male Artist” “R&B Recording of The Year” and then took home the “Best Blues Album” at the NAI Image Awards in New Mexico.

Jace has performed & opened for Jonny Lang, Jeff Healey, The Fabulous Thunderbirds & was chosen to sing at Ritchie Valens Hall of Fame Induction, performing in front of the Valens family at Seneca Casino in USA was a moment that inspired Jace to new levels! Ritchie is one of Jace Martins All Time Favourite Artist!

Jace Martin is now Signed with The Darren Ross Agency based out of Six Nations, ON.

The Newest Single “Free to Fly” is currently being played on over 150 radio stations across the world not including online radio & satellite & hit #1 on The NCI FM Top 40. Jace also has a few songs featured on the 2015 HIT TV Show Mohawk Girls airing on OMNI1, has been named the #1 Artist in Canada on the R&B Charts on Reverbnation.com & will be featured in the spring 2015 Issue of the Vocalist Magazine!