Name Bill Majoros
|Role Musical Artist|
|Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter,Producer|
Instruments Guitar, drums, keyboards, bass
Associated acts The Foreign Films, Flux AD
Genres Psychedelic rock, Indie rock, Baroque pop
Bill Majoros/The Foreign Films
Bill Majoros is a Canadian musician, currently a songwriter, lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for the psychedelic pop act The Foreign Films.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Majoros has toured and recorded with many Canadian acts including The Nines, Flux A.D., Universal Honey, The Paper Airplane Company, Altogether Morris and The Cloudsmen.
From 1997 to 2004, he worked as main writer & guitarist in Flux A.D., winning a Hamilton Music Award in 2004 for "Best Alternative Album of the Year". Fellow members in Flux A.D. included Julie Fader, Erin Aurich of Hey Rosetta! and Graham Walsh from Holy Fuck. Majoros's songs gained support from music luminariesDaniel Lanois Robbie Robertson and Giles Martin After Flux AD splintered into various projects Majoros began to release new music as The Foreign Films.
The Foreign Films' debut double length CD Distant Star was released in 2007. The 22 song LP was nominated for "Album of the Year" at the Hamilton Music Awards in 2007. He was also nominated as guitar player of the year.
The Foreign Films released a seven-song follow-up EP in November 2011. They have since released several follow-up singles, including "Glitter"/"Night Without the Day", "Sweet Sorrow"/"You Were My Summer Sun" and in Nov 2013 "Fall of the Summer Heart".
As well as recording with The Foreign Films, Majoros produced Mary Avery's album The Fire.
Also in 2013, he was one of many Hamilton-area musicians, including Caribou, Junior Boys, George Pettit of Alexisonfire, Wax Mannequin, Young Rival, Mike Trebilcock of Killjoys and Jeremy Fisher, who participated in a campaign opposing the construction of a new casino in downtown Hamilton.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017 Majoros recorded a 31-song, six-sided vinyl LP. Digitally premiering one "side" at a time, the triple LP (The record collector deluxe edition) will be released in 2017. Guest musicians include Aaron Goldstein, City and Colour, Joel Stouffer and Dragonette. In the same timeframe, he also collaborated with Steve Eggers, (The Nines). Two albums (Night Surfer and the Cassette Kids, Alejandro's Visions) and an EP (Circles in the Snow) have emerged. They've received positive critical feedback from such legendary musicians as Andy Partridge XTC and Michael Nesmith of the Monkees and Jason Falkner (Paul McCartney, Beck). In 2017 Bill Majoros was nominated for musician of the year- Hamilon Ontario Arts Awards.
The Foreign Films
Advance digital preview
Official complete release