Winner of NACMAI
International Song Writer
Best International Duo
2019

Upcoming shows

July 4

Doors Taco Joint and Metal Bar, Hamilton

9pm - 1am

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July 4

Doors Taco Joint and Metal Bar, Hamilton

Mr. Jr. Acoustic


56 Hess St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3N3 

9pm - 1am

July 5

Third Space Cafe, Niagara Falls

7pm - 10pm

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July 5

Third Space Cafe, Niagara Falls

Mr. Jr. Acoustic


4345 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2K9  

7pm - 10pm

July 27

Lakefield Fair, Lakefield

7pm - 10pm

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July 27

Lakefield Fair, Lakefield

 William St, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0 

7pm - 10pm

Aug 15

Townehouse Tavern

9pm - 1am

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Aug 15

Townehouse Tavern

Sudbury

9pm - 1am

Aug 17

Murillo Fair

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Aug 17

Murillo Fair

 Mr. Jr. Acoustic


600 Poleline Road or 4559 Oliver Road,
Murillo, Ontario P0T 2G0 

More Events

Where'd Ya Go?

Live at The Hideout in Toronto on the 1st of April 2019 for Soundtrack of the City - SOTC Spring '19.  
Video by Robin Fyfe

It's Not You

Live at The Foxx Lounge Rock Bar and Hotdoggery in Barrie, On. 

Liar

Check out our most recent video filmed by Danger Canadian Content at Factory Girl, Toronto.

About Us

Grab a drink, a dance partner; preferably both!     


Mr. Jr. is Michelle Schnob and Jason Zak. They are an original country / rock band from Toronto, Canada who have been playing together since 2012. Their individual musical influences range from punk rock to classic country and combine to produce a style that is often simple, frequently danceable, sometimes witty, and always fun. They have a deep passion for all genres of music and the band tries to make sure that everyone from the crowd to the venue staff are having a great time. Professional attitude without taking themselves too seriously, Mr. Jr. has learned what it takes to make a great night of music.      


In 2012, Michelle was as a girl with her guitar. She had played in previous bands prior to then, playing mainly alternative music and went as far as releasing 2 solo albums. She was looking to start a new band and put out some online feelers for musicians. Enter Jay, with his guitar. He had played in previous bands and was looking for a new project. “I really wanted to find a project where the vocalist had a distinctive and powerful voice.” So, he came out to a rented jam space and met Michelle and a drummer friend. One jam led to two, and so on, until it didn’t have to be said that they were a band.      


The yet unnamed project started out writing and playing mostly alternative / singer-songwriter music that Michelle had been working on. Jay, highly inspired by country, blues, and bluegrass players, started to add those flavors to the music. Michelle, inspired by these sounds, started to find a new voice heavily influenced by the punk music she loved so dearly. Lo and behold, the genesis of Mr. Jr.’s ultimate sound had been discovered. Yee Haw!     


A weekly jam for fun quickly became more focused and the band decided that they needed to bring their songs to live audiences. So, they wrote and arranged a bunch of songs, sought a venue, a date, and made it happen. Oh, and they decided on a name. In 2014, things got more serious and the band started to play live regularly, with a full lineup of musicians.