More live dates have just been added to the ‘Live Dates’ section, just above and slightly to the left, go click!
davidfilce asked: Hi Jamie, saw your excellent set at Bury St Edmunds recently and hope to get to the Grapevine at the end of the month. Will you have the new ep on sale there and whats to cost? Dave
With any luck David I will have CD’s with me, probably for a fiver, but I don’t have them as yet. The EP is available on iTunes though if thats any good to you. J
Am doing two radio shows this weekend, Saturday morning from 10am I’ll be on John Goviers show on BBC Devon and sunday evening at 9pm I’ll be on my good friend Simon Allen’s Acoustic show on Somer Valley Fm, you can listen on line from the links below.
ONE MORE DAY UNTIL THE E.P. IS RELEASED!!!! You can pre-order it here:
Between Each Breath
Thank you. Jx
The new video for The Quiet Man, taken from the new EP Between Each Breath, available for pre order now from HERE!
It was done like this. I was set up to meet a guy called Miti. I’d been told about Miti, he was a legend of the BBC, had engineered everyone that had ever been through the door from The Birdie song to Nirvana, Dave Grohl had personally thanked him from the main stage at Reading. He’d worked with Pearl Jam and Coldplay and now he’s retired, and was interested enough to meet me for coffee to talk about recording.
In a pub in Chalk Farm we drank tea (I don’t drink coffee). Not long after we went back to his studio, or should I say, a small room at the top of the stairs in his house now referred to as ‘Topstep Recording Studios’. We talked about the songs, about simplicity and space, about recording a performance similar to what happens in a live situation and what the best way to do that was. It was decided we’d just try things out, set up a couple of microphones and press record and play on the digital tape deck. A date was set for the following week.
The following week I arrive and drink tea. Miti sets up the microphones. I sang the songs into the microphones, playing live to my audience of one. I did a few takes of each track, chose the best take and that was that. EP more or less done. We added a few bits and pieces, some nice piano and organ sounds, Miti played some beautiful percussion on Quiet Man which added a real depth to the song, gave it a flower bed to grow from. We recorded six songs this way.
The Quiet Man
All Is Beauty
I Almost Gave It Away
Reason For Everything
I Over You
Four of them made the EP, the other two will hopefully make it to the next phase of what ever it is that happens next.
I went back the next day and another day the following week. I think Miti thought these were good places to start from, I thought this is pretty much what I’d been looking to do for a long time, stripped back, spacious and organic, songs where nothing distracts you from what’s being sung, and thats what we have. I hope you like it. I hope some of you treasure it. I’m very excited about the year ahead and think it’s going to be a good one. The EP is out on 29th April on Operator Records and can be pre-ordered here, thanks so much if you’ve already done this, and thanks if you’re about to too.
Jx, April 18th, 2013.
The new EP Between Each Breath will be released on 29th April in the UK and Ireland but you can pre order it from iTunes now, just click on the bit above. Thank you!