Fraser Finlayson

Fraser Finlayson (1950 - 2011) worked as a professional entertainer for over 15 years recording, writing and occasionally acting in video and feature films in Canada and the U.S.

Schooled in journalism at University of Western Ontario, he was interested in subliminal marketing and farce.

From 1966-1999, he continued his interest in music. He recently Executive Produced a CD compilation on the music of slain musician Ron Hedland. Fraser performed at the "Ponderosa Stomp" in both Memphis and New Orleans in the mid '90's. In the last ten years, Finlayson continued to write, on-air music DJ for "Funky Friday's" on CIUT, performed at "The Ponderosa Stomp" in Memphis and New Orleans. He was recently featured in a historical exhibition about the Toronto Art Scene at the AGO.


Come Fly With Sonny Day

1984, 10:20 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Everyday Events
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1986, v. 8, no. 1.
Video Works: Western Front Video
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1985, v. 8, no. 1.
Tapes by a Tribe of Storytellers: New Work Show evidence that...
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe and Mail, Sept. 1, 1984.
The New Work Show
by Victor Coleman. Vanguard, Nov. 1984, v. 13, no. 9.
The New Work Show
by B.D. Hershorn. Toronto: Litho Offset, 1984.