Related Information for Gordon Downie Gordon Downie is a Canadian rock musician and writer from Kingston, Ontario. He is the lead singer and lyricist of the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. He has released two solo albums, Coke Machine Glow in 2001 and Battle of the Nudes in 2003, and published a book of poetry, Coke Machine Glow.In June 2010, Gordon released The Grand Bounce produced by Chris Walla. Gord wrote the lyrics and music to all 13 tracks.He attended Ernestown Secondary School (Odessa, Ontario) in Grade 9 and.. read more