Jon Cyr is a husband, Hockey Dad of 3 and community driven musician from Lower Sackville, NS. He plays local pubs throughout HRM, private parties, wedding and corporate events all over Nova Scotia. He is very thankful for many of the opportunities Music has given him including a chance to sing on stage with Johnny Reid at the Scotiabank Centre, a trip to Nashville back in 2007 where he proposed to his now wife at the stairs of the Ryman Auditorium in front of a sold out crowd waiting to hear George Jones play.
Cyr has been known to use music as a way to bring people together and also as a way to help some heal. After losing a brother and nephew both to Mental Health struggles he has connected with The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia on several fundraisers including one with Theo Fleury (former Calgary Flame) and also earned the “People’s Choice Award” at the A Different Stage of Mind fundraiser where he and local Realtor, Maggie MacGillivary, played out Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper with a performance of “Shallow” raising over 66K for the event.
During our last Covid lockdown Cyr spearheaded a project, with the help of a close friend, to raise over 25K for Feed Nova Scotia, Red Cross (Stronger Together Fund) and Music for Medical Workers all from behind a camera in his basement. He collaborated with several local artists and performed online shows accepting donations and running online auctions to raise funds all the while entertaining folks trapped at home who needed an outlet during the shutdown.
When not playing music Jon can be found watching his kids play hockey, broadcasting hockey games at the local arena or when the weather is warm oftentimes he can be found in or around the woods at local Golf Courses searching for his tee shots.
We hired Jon for our wedding in October 2019. He was recommended after we expressed that we felt a DJ would not suit who we are. We had two different locations 20 minutes apart, with just intentions of him playing at our reception because the ceremony was to be held outside and in a field with no power. After he asked for some information about our day, he went out of his way to offer to set up wireless speakers and have a microphone ready for our ceremony, and to also be set up with the band in our barn. Any requests were no trouble at all for him.
When the day finally came, it was an absolute downpour and he still took the time to set up at our outdoor ceremony despite the risk the rain would not stop – and it certainly didn’t.
At the reception, he had the band set up and microphone available for our speeches. Everything went flawlessly thanks to Jon & his band – the entrance songs and first dance were timed perfectly. The acoustics and sound level were perfect and MANY people (including my husband) made comments about how at first they didn’t realize he was singing – everyone’s first impression was that he sounded so amazing it had to be a recorded song playing in the background.
I was so touched after the wedding to find out that Jon drove my brother who is in a wheelchair, up the huge hill to the field so that no one had to push him.
Jon and his band exceeded far beyond any expectations that I had and we are so pleased that he was a huge part of our day. Friendly, professional, and not to mention amazing musicians.