If we are all made of stars, then Jeffrey St. Germain is truly one of the brightest. Born into Manitoba’s first family of show business, Jeff began singing at the tender age of two, making his first television appearance at only eight. By age 14, he was the front man of his very own band. Jeffrey has shared the stage with many incredible artists like; Mike Reno from “Loverboy, Ra McGuire from “Trooper” and of course his famous grandfather, Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Ray St. Germain.
In 2012, Jeffrey left the comfortable cold of Canada, relocating to the U.S. in hopes of fulfilling his dream of becoming an entertainer in Las Vegas! It was a huge gamble that paid off when he landed his dream gig at the Fremont Street Experience in fabulous downtown Las Vegas! He continues to perform in Las Vegas where he lives with his husband, Justin.
Whether he is entertaining thousands of tourists in the heart of Sin City or at the studio recording his next original song, Jeffrey St. Germain is a truly unique showman, a real must see performer!
Q. If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
A: If I could give my past self some advice it would be; to believe in yourself. That you are worthy as you are. I would let myself know that it’s important to continue to do the right thing even when so many others will not. I would tell him that he will find success, love and happiness, but that he has to go search for it!
Q. What or who has been your greatest influence in business?
A: The greatest influence in business has to be my Aunty Catherine. She has been my idol since I was a young child. She is fierce! Not only was she crowned “Canada’s best vocalist” in 1990, she also has this uncanny ability to be kind and warm hearted with almost everyone she meets while still being an incredible and assertive leader. Any show she produces or performs in are always of stellar quality, and within her long successful career she’s been able to jump from being a lead singer, voice over actor, producer and talent agent. She continues to inspire me.
Q. What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
A: My favourite thing about what I do in my career has to be making people smile. It’s happened so many times now, someone will come up to me after my show and thank me for making them feel happy while they watched the show. Having the ability to reach so many people and provide a service that makes a positive impact in the world is a blessing that I will never take for granted. When I’m up on stage I’m doing it for the people; it’s a two way street as well, it brings me much joy when I see people’s faces light up, especially when I sing their favourite songs. It’s even better when they sing along!
Q. Where do you see yourself in five years? How do you envision your future?
A: In five years I see myself doing some recording and more live performing. After almost two years off the stage I’m just so grateful to be back performing live. At this point I just hope that we are living a more normal life than we have been living for the past two years. I imagine my family being able to travel freely to come see my shows here in Las Vegas and I’d love to see humans reconnect with each other and get back to being a more compassionate, peaceful race. I’d love to see the entire world happy, as well as myself.
Q. Do you have a mantra or phrase you live by? What is it?
A: Yes, I very much have a phrase that I live by, or a few phrases, actually. This first one comes from the movie “Finding Nemo” – JUST KEEP SWIMMING! I even have a coffee mug I use every morning that has Dory and Marlin on it, and that is the caption. Some days it can be hard to understand why things are happening the way that they are. Soon, it’ll all makes sense, so just keep swimming and you’ll get there! The other one is: “Relax. Confidence. Continue.” I wrote this in erasable marker on my mirror in 2012 after suffering from some serious anxiety and depression. I would stand in front of my mirror and repeat this saying out loud every day. Relax. Confidence. Continue.