Jim Cuddy Biography
Jim Cuddy born James Gordon Cuddy is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He was born in December 2, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario. His Mother was an English teacher at Monarch Park Secondary School. He attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute, where he met and befriended Greg Keelor, his future bandmate. He also went to Upper Canada College and Queen’s University.
Jim Cuddy Wife
He is married to Canadian actress Rena Polley. The two met in their final year at Queen’s University and married in Toronto in 1984.
Jim Cuddy Children – Jim Cuddy Son
They have three children. Their son Devin born 1987 , is a musician and bandleader . His brother Loftus Cuddy was a Conservative candidate for the riding of Toronto-Danforth in the 2004 Canadian federal election. And the third born is Emma
Jim Cuddy Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $880499889.
Jim Cuddy Career -Band
After graduating from university, he collaborated with Keelor and formed a band called the Hi-Fis. The band released a single in 1980. The record was not a commercial success, and when they couldn’t get a record deal in Toronto, they headed off to New York where they met keyboardist Bob Wiseman, but were still unable to arrange a recording contract, and later moved back to Toronto.
In 1984 Cuddy and Keelor formed a new band, and since that time, Cuddy has continued to lead the band, which has toured extensively and released 15 studio albums. Cuddy has recorded four solo albums and performs live with the Jim Cuddy Band. In 2016, Cuddy participated in a benefit concert in Edmonton, Alberta and another in Toronto, Ontario for the citizens of Fort McMurray, whose town was destroyed by fire.
Jim Cuddy Awards
- 2007: Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year
- 1999: Juno Award for Best Male Artist
Jim Cuddy Tour
- FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Saint Catharines, ON, Canada
Jim Cuddy Wine
The wine was born from a longstanding friendship between Cuddy and Tawse and a desire to fuse two passions, music and wine. This collaborative effort between them has resulted in two exceptional wines from the 2013 vintage.
Jim Cuddy Songs
- Pull Me Through
- You Be The Leaver
- Too Many Hands
- Everyone Watched the Wedding
- While I Was Waiting
- Wash Me Down
- Married Again
- Cold Cold Wind
- Where You Gonna Run
- Lonely When You Leave
- Maybe Sometime
- Regular Days
- Things Still Left Unsaid
- Ready to Fall
- Still Want You
- Second Son
- Watch Yourself Go Down
- One Thing Right
- Hands On The Glass
- Beauty and Rage
- I’ll Make Believe It’s You
- Skyscraper Soul
- Banks of the 49
- Won’t Change The World
- Roses At Your Feet
- All I Need
- All in Time
Jim Cuddy Skyscraper Soul
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Jim Cuddy News
Things you didn’t know about Jim Cuddy (and you really need to know)
Updated On: 13th August 2018
For over three decades, Jim Cuddy has been a part of the soundtrack of many Canadians’ lives. From his work with Blue Rodeo to his four solo albums, included the recent successful release ‘Constellations’.
For the average fan, there are a few things you may not know about the crooner:
Why Jim Cuddy refused to give up his day job outside of Blue Rodeo
I was prop person for commercials and the idea of making a living making music was so remote that even when we were succeeding and selling records it was just so obscure. I just thought this is great I am glad we are doing this. I really liked my job, who I worked with and the money was good and I had just started a family. I didn’t give the job up until January of 1990! So, we probably had sold about a million and a half records at that point and I truly didn’t calculate my life changing at that point. On top of that, I didn’t give up my union card until 1995! I thought I was going to have to go back to the job because the music success was going to fade out .
He missed his daughters birthday so she told him he has to get his ear pierced
I missed my daughter’s 14th birthday, so she told me we are getting piercings. She said that she was going to get her belly button pierced and that I was going to get my ear pierced. It’s funny because anytime the earring comes out, I’ve flipped out about the hole closing and have ever put wire through my ear, anything I could do to keep the hole from closing. It’s interesting though it was more painful than I expected for the piercing to actually heal after I got it.
Jim Cuddy’s one and only rap video
In 2012 Canadian rapper Classified released the song “The Hangover” which featured Jim Cuddy and Kayo. “I help put together the Juno Cup hockey team each year that sees musicians vs hockey players. It brings together people from all genres of music and we get to know each other and he was there one year. I actually ended up doing two songs with Classified. “The Hangover” one was interesting because I actually didn’t know the entire content until I saw the video. He is such a great guy and a great artists and I was very happy to have had the chance to work with him.”
Sam Roberts would be part of his dream musician hockey line-up
Jim is part of the group that picks the teams for the Juno Cup that happens each year that pits NHLers vs Musicians. “Sam Roberts is a great hockey player so I would have him, my two sons Devin and Sam and then Chad Brownlee. I will put myself in the line up and then put Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) in net and that would be my starting 6.”
Before Blue Rodeo, he was in a band with Greg Keeler called ‘Fly To France’
We were in a bit of a spin at that point we were the ‘Hi-fi’s’ in Toronto and then we changed the name to ‘Red, Yellow, Blue’ which was actually just a circle square and a triangle and he [Greg] felt like we didn’t need a name that we could just be represented by symbols, and this was before Prince. I thought it was impossible (laughs) . When we were in New York, we were walking by a store and it had a vintage poster that had ‘fly to France’ on it and we thought it was kind of clever and we named it that. It really was the worst name (laughs). As ‘Fly to France’, we made a demo and a record company called and said they liked it and they wanted to put it out. We were so excited we had a record contract but of course it ended up not happening ..but imagine if we would’ve been stuck with that name!