Blues / Rock / Singer-Songwriter
A decade spent in Chicago was sandwiched between an upbringing in England. From the age of six to 16 he was here in America during his most pivotal formative years. They were heavy years, too during which Jamie felt like he was caught in a hurricane. It forced him to go deeper into himself. Born in Bristol in the late '80s and following that with a stint in Chicago, he returned to England set on a music career.
When it was his turn to emerge with 2011 EP The Baron (followed by 2013's Rumble And Sway EP), he did so against the backdrop of a fire-and-brimstone style universe. He wore wide-brimmed hats and sang with a whiskey-laced growl about death and taxes, in thrall to his heroes Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, and Nick Cave. With an encyclopedic knowledge of music, Jamie seemed to have the weight of the world on his shoulders, seeking to justify where he fit in that canon of established greats.
Jamie's workmanlike approach has been fed further by the work he's doing for others. Among his successes, he co-wrote the hit 'Jungle' for X Ambassadors with Alex Da Kid and Sam Harris and toured with the band. That song was synced on Orange Is The New Black and Pitch Perfect 2, and it was remixed with a verse from Jay Z. He also had a Beats by Dre ad, and was featured on Eminem's MMLP2 album. He won Music Week's Sync Artist of the year in 2016.
Jamie N Commons V2.0 is ready for his own billboard. “I'm forcing myself into an uncomfortable position and I have to give 10 out of 10. It's uncomfortable to do this style of music because it's synthetic sounding and if you get this genre wrong it's the worst thing you've ever heard.” It's scary perhaps but it's also time.
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Author: Kelly Itatani
Genre: Blues / Folk / Rock
From: Ipswitch, England
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From: London, UK
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From: Lyttelton, New Zealand
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From: Lost Springs, WY
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