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Jim Balfour

Jim Balfour

Jim’s passion for reggae music led to the recent release of his single ‘Sweet, Sweet Love’, and brand new album titled ‘Breathe’ with 8 original songs recorded in Green Island, Jamaica, and Saskatoon, Canada. Jim’s music is a blend of roots reggae and lover’s rock, two of the mainstays of the reggae genre.

Jim’s songs reflect a belief in love, hope, determination and perseverance in the face of life’s challenges and injustices. ‘Put It Out There’ is an ode to the strength of his heroes Bob Marley and Terry Fox; and ‘Breathe’ suggests that we focus on what is truly meaningful in life: children, nature, and human relationships.

For a number of years, Jim has been a guest artist at many venues in Negril, Jamaica, earning the nickname ‘White Bob’ from Jamaican musicians, local residents, and tourists. In 2015, Jim recorded with Jamaican musicians, and released his first EP. Even with limited distribution of ‘Jim Balfour in Jamaica’ it still reached number two in the World/International category at CFBX community radio in Kamloops. ‘The Session’ magazine published by SaskMusic describes the EP as ’a set of fun, island-vibe songs including two originals, a great rhythmic cover of Gino Vanelli’s ‘I Just Wanna Stop’ and Marley’s ‘Jamming’.

To celebrate the release of the new album ‘Breathe’, Jim intends to tour with the Jamaican musicians with whom he has recorded, and to maintain work with the local band 'The Outer Rings’. Always moving forward, Jim states ‘Mi Nah Give Up’!


Recorded at ‘Hygh Wave Studio’, Green Island, Jamaica. Collin Reid, Engineer. ‘Randy Woods Studio’, Saskatoon, Canada, Randy Woods, Engineer. All songs mixed and mastered at ‘Randy Woods Studio’.

In Jamaica

Recorded at 'Hygh Wave Studio', Green Island, Jamaica. Collin Reid, Engineer. 'The Recording House', Saskatoon, Canada. Josh Palmer, Engineer. 'Randy Woods Studio', Saskatoon, Canada. Randy Woods, Engineer. All songs mixed and mastered at 'Randy Woods Studio'.

Jim Balfour and The Outer Rings

Jim Balfour And The Outer Rings

Jim’s Saskatoon based band is called 'The Outer Rings'

Led by:
Sauvelm McClean - Keyboard & vocal

Jonathan Moore-Wright - Bass
Lexi Miller - Drums
Graham Tilsley - Guitar
Erika Rybinski - Trombone
Kathleen Brannen - Back-up vocal

Aiden Currie; Mark Tynan; Randy Woods

Upcoming Shows

There are currently no shows booked.

Booking & Inquiries

For bookings and inquiries please contact Jim Balfour through:

Email: info@jimbalfour.com
Telephone: +1-306-291-1159