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October 25, 2019
“Music that skilfully combines elements of country, folk, the 60’s and more – he has been credited with being instrumental in helping define and shape English Americana!” (Folk Radio UK).
Friday 25th October 2019
The Tea Tray,
31 Osborne Road,
Hants, PO5 3LR.
Tickets £12 for each show in advance. £14 on the door (if not sold out).
Doors Open 7.15pm. Show Starts 7.45pm.
Tickets available securely online at: www.wegottickets.com/event/473287
Physical tickets available in store at The Tea Tray itself too!
“A well-timed reminder to the world at large, that here in England we have a songwriter capable of matching the best!” (FATEA Magazine)
Another of our amazing smaller shows in the beautiful Tea Tray art cafe in Osborne Road – and this time we’re delighted to welcome of one the UK Americana scenes most exciting songwriters to Portsmouth, fresh on the back of universal critical acclaim for his new album.
Testament to the quality of Jamie’s songwriting is the roster of names happy to lend themselves to his projects; most recently Jamie has co-written with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters including Angaleena Presley, Amy Speace, Ben Glover, Michael Logen and Brandy Zdan. Having lead Angaleena’s UK band, the Pistol Annies singer returns the favour by duetting on his latest record. Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan, Good Lovelies, BJ Cole, Richard Smith, Mark Chadwick and Wild Ponies have all collaborated on previous projects.
His forthcoming LP ‘Dreams About Falling’ was produced by Neilson Hubbard, who received a Grammy nomination for his work on Mary Gauthier’s ‘Rifles And Rosary Beads’.
“A musical tour-de-force, and undoubtedly his best release to date – one can only see his star ascending as a result!” (Folk Radio UK)
Jamie’s latest EP ‘Hasia Dreams’ was “a well-timed reminder to the world at large, that here in England we have a songwriter capable of matching the best. There aren’t half measures or compromises. He writes from, and straight to, the heart. When he writes, then you have to listen.”
His previous album earned his band the accolade of the UK’s very own Americana virtuosos (Spiral Earth). With ‘100 Miles From Town’ he set about defining English Americana (FATEA) with a mix of styles embracing folk, country and echoes of the 60’s. Delivering a robust and thoroughly competent collection of roots-rock anthems (Americana UK) he showed how UK acts can compete best in US Americana (Three Chords & The Truth).
“A beguiling stage presence with the natural ability to draw his audience into his songs – there are few better sights in the live music setting than watching an artist thoroughly enjoying what they are doing, and subsequently transforming that joy from the stage down and amongst the audience!” (SRP)
Jamie produced the critically-acclaimed ‘Not Waving But Drowning’ and ‘Dead Stars’ (4 stars R2 Magazine) by The Self Help Group along with many other projects including Noble Jacks debut ‘What The Hammer’. A multi-instrumentalist, Jamie has played drums with Sam Outlaw and was MD for Angaleena Presley’s UK touring band.
His home away from home is Nashville, where he’s been a regular visitor for over a decade. His network of friends and found-family there and in the UK gives him access to opportunities and collaborations that would be the envy of many, and he can’t quite believe his luck. (Although, if he says so himself; he puts the hours in.)
He is the brother of acting sensation Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) and spent time playing with late 80’s synth-popsters Frazier Chorus; led by another talented brother Tim.
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