BiographyToronto, Ontario, Canada
Jamie Shields is a professional keyboard player and founding member of The New Deal. He is also a partner in Studiocat, a company that writes music for television and film. He has been nominated for two Gemini Awards in 2010 and 2011. His work has been heard on such shows as CSI, Village On A Diet, Cupcake Girls, Opening Soon and The Fix, as well as in commercials for Cadillac, Miller Genuine Draft, Nike, Pontiac and Tim Hortons. Jamie composed the music for the pilot of the CTV/CBS drama "The Bridge". He resides in Toronto with his wife and two sons. Read more... is also one half of The Join, a side project created with New Deal drummer Darren Shearer that features different guest musicians for each performance. As of August 2007, The Join has joined forces with David Murphy (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Marco Benevento and Joe Russo (Benevento/Russo Duo), Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Brendan Bayliss and Ryan Stasik (Umphrey's Mcgee), and Tom Hamilton and Clay Parnell (Brother's Past). As keyboardist of the New Deal, Jamie has performed at thousands of concerts across North America and Asia. tND toured as part of Moby's Area:One festival and shared the stage with Herbie Hancock and the Roots. They have performed at Miami's Winter Music Conference, New York's CMJ, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Bonnaroo, Coachella, and many others. The New Deal's live and studio albums have been released worldwide.