The Shot executive producer C.J. Allen announced today that veteran singer-songwriter, composer, and radio host Blair Packham will join the panel of coaches for Season 6 this September. Packham will fill the seat left vacant by the departure of long-time coach Juneyt Yetkiner.
An internal email circulated by Allen this morning read in part, “Blair knows talent when he sees and hears it. The scope of Blair’s work over the last three and a half decades is going to bring a new, fresh and unique perspective to the coaching panel in Season 6. I’m thrilled that Blair agreed to come on board; we’ve incredibly lucky to have him.”
Packham, who burst onto the Candian radio and music video TV in the 80s as the lead singer of The Jitters has released numerous solo albums and has written, composed and produced albums and songs for artists internationally as well as for television and film. Packham has also been the Vice-President of the Songwriters Association of Canada and currently is one of the organizers of the annual SongStudio — a week-long songwriting workshop held in Toronto, Ontario.
Packham joins new coach Micah Barnes and returning coaches Danya Dixon, Jessie T. and C.J. Allen.