Jamie is an accomplished singer/songwriter who is never more comfortable than when he is behind a microphone with a guitar in hand. At age 12 he gained a keen interest in playing the drums, and then picked up the guitar for the first time when he was 16. His musicianship really started to take shape from this point, especially when he joined a couple of local bands. He soon learned his trade both as a drummer and as a singer in various situations, including gigs in mainland Europe, on live television, and crowds of 2000+.
As well as performing in bands, Jamie was a regular busker on Newcastle High Street from 2007 to 2009. Although he was exclusively singing covers, he would regularly draw crowds who would stop and listen to him sing, ask for business cards, and want to know more about him. As well as getting him used to performing on his own, this time performing in all weather conditions for hours on end strengthened Jamie’s vocal abilities and guitar playing to a standard becoming of any respectable solo artist.
It was while Jamie was involved in the bands that he began honing his skills, and understanding the process behind songwriting. His style evolved from numerous influences and has become a conversational storytelling style of songwriting. His songs are true to life for the everyman of today encompassing everyday themes, thoughts and feelings.
Jamie released his debut EP in 2015. “Better EP” discussed everyday feelings, thoughts, emotions and situations in a fresh and honest light. Tracks include the stirring and catchy title track “Better” as well as the showstopper rock song “I Breathe Fire”.
Keep a watch out for more from Jamie in the future as he assures you; he’s here to stay.