Justin Maki is a Pop/Easy-Listening Artist based out of London, ON. Justin aims to create music that is beautiful, groovy, and thoughtful, and with it, enrich the lives of those who listen. He wields a rich voice and uses lush arrangements to transmit his messages of love, loss, adversity, mental health, global crises, and future musings. Japan born and Canadian bred, Justin has been sharing his diverse story through music from age 11.
Since officially committing to his solo career in 2012, Justin has played over 1,000 shows, released 2 albums ("The Acoustic Diaries: Fight" and "Long Time Coming"), and has gone on 3 Cross Canada Tours. He has also competed in several competitions, and won in Western University's Battle of the Bands in 2015, as well as the campus wide Western Voice competition in 2016.
Justin has shared the stage with industry heavy-weights like Monster Truck, The Mudmen, and The Sheepdogs. 2019 was a big year for Justin, as he secured a series of high-profile performances in Ontario, including opening for the Mudmen through the Grand Bend Summer Sunset Sounds series, playing at both Sea Otter Canada and Peak To Shore at the Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, and at the closing party for Ontario Contact 2019 in St. Catherines.
Justin is currently working with producer Matthew Johnston on his next record, which shifts his stylistic focus from Folk-Pop to the “Easy-Listening” spectrum; this time, he delves into Jazz, Funk, R&B, and Soul, while also infusing a “Pop” sheen. Throughout 2020, Justin will release a series of singles, which will eventually complete his next EP, details TBA. Check below for upcoming tour dates, contact information, and more!