temporary moon - the debut recording by PEI, Canada's Jamie MacSwain - is an album of ragged singer-songwriter rock MacSwain describes as "Ron Sexsmith meets the Ramones.” Other musical influences include 80s R.E.M. and 90s Sloan.

MacSwain emerged as a singer-songwriter in the flourishing East Coast music scene of the 1990s, quickly scoring covers and co-writes with local and regional acts.  Cut to the present.  Fueled a by batch of new songs, Jamie enlisted local producer and engineer Adam Gallant (Al Tuck, Paper Lions, Racoon Bandit).  They hit the studio with drums and wires and a stripped down sonic vision.

Set under a ragged starry night-sky, guitars and drums drive the signature opening track Leavin' Town.

Met up with an old friend out last night
Crashed around the town
It looked glamorous in streetlight
Danced with every girl who fell my way
Don't feel quite as charming today

From the stately and tender Oksana, to the Ramones-ish Back in Bed, temporary moon is like

listening to crows in the park
at dusk
while your small screen portal to the big world
clamours away

Download the first single Leavin’ Town free

Listen to temporary moon

temporary moon is available at Back Alley Music, Indigo bookstore and That's Entertainment in Charlottetown, PEI and online at itunes and


December 13, 2013

temporary moon nominated for Rock Recording of the Year, Music PEI Awards!  Congrats to all nominees – check’em out here


August 20, 2013

Tim Chaisson & I made the top ten with a co-write for the 2014 Song Search! Congrats to the other finalists!



7 PM, Thursday, January 19, 2013

The Guild, Charlottetown, PEI

9th Annual Food and Warmth Show

Support the local food bank and see a great lineup of music. I'll be doing some tunes solo acoustic.


8 PM, Wednesday, December 30, 2013

Charlottetown Curling Club, Charlottetown, PEI

Leo Cheverie's 20+ Annual New Year's Eve Eve Bash

Another great cause, another great time, this one in aid of Filipino relief.  The full band plugged in will rock out tunes from the Music PEI nominated Rock Recording of the Year temporary moon, with possibly a couple of new songs!



Saturday, November 9, 2013

7:30pm  The Dunk, 3864 Dixon Road (Rte 246), PEI, C0A 1E0

Another beautiful venue! Get your Dunk on and join us for some sweet and rollicking fun. BYOB & food! Fraser McCallum of Racoon Bandit and other nocturnal activities, will open.


Saturday,  October 19, 2013

8pm Old Belle River Church, 1828 Trans Canada Highway, Belle River, PEI  902-962-4131

Looking forward to playing in this beautiful venue .  Jamie and the unplugged band will be joined by openers Dylan Menzie and Kevin Ryan. BYOB & food!

Friday, September 13 at 8:00pm

Trailside Cafe & Inn in Mount Stewart, PEI

Opening for the super talented Christine Campbell!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

12:30 PM, Confederation Court, Mall, Charlottetown, PEI
Heart and Stroke Foundation "Sing with Heart!" fundraiser

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Back Alley Music, University Ave., Charlottetown, PE

If you're around Charlottetown on Saturday drop by Back Alley Music. We're playing a sidewalk set starting about 12:15pm. A great lineup of bands follows for the great cause that is Soupy Saturday.

Wednesday May 22, 2013

7:30pm The Haviland Club, 2 Haviland Street, Charlottetown, PEI

The Haviland Club is pleased to announce that Jon Rehder's musical guest this Wednesday evening 7:30-10 will be Jamie MacSwain.


Saturday, January 26, 2013
Baba's Lounge, University Ave., Charlottetown, PE
Jamie and band open for the smooth groove of Chas Guay & his band.

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Baba's Lounge, University Ave., Charlottetown, PE

Plugged in and ready to rock your post-Boxing Day Blues away. Opening for the indelible Drea MacDonald Band.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Indigo In-Store,
Indigo bookstore, University Ave., Charlottetown, PE

We had so much fun at our last acoustic show we've decided to do it again! We'll be playing an in-store show at Indigo in Charlottetown this Saturday. Start time is 1:30 PM.

Saturday, November 24, 2012
1:15 PM, Back Alley Music, University Ave., Charlottetown, PE

We’re at Back Alley for Soupy Saturday this week. Join us for a good cause and our 1st ever unplugged show. Also on the bill are the amazing Catherine MacLellan and Two Hours Traffic.



November 5, 2012

Catch the interview with CBC's Karen Mair!





Read Sally Cole's temporary moon profile in PEI's Guardian

November 1, 2012

Join Jamie MacSwain as he celebrates the release of his debut CD, temporary moon, at 9pm on Saturday, November 3 at Fishbones in Charlottetown, PEI.  

Emcee Dennis Trainor (Sketch 22) will provide humor and music throughout evening.  Special musical guest Nathan Gill (North Lakes) will be followed by Jamie and band-mates Todd MacLean (guitar), Craig Goodick (bass) and Patrick LeClair (drums).

Produced by Adam Gallant, temporary moon is an album of ragged singer-songwriter rock MacSwain describes as "Ron Sexsmith meets the Ramones.” Other musical influences include 80s R.E.M. and 90s Sloan.

Everyone is welcome! Admission is $8.

temporary moon is available at Back Alley Music and Indigo bookstore in Charlottetown and and online at itunes and