Jamie T life and biography

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Jamie T biography

Date of birth : 1986-01-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wimbledon, South London
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-03-26
Credited as : Singer-songwriter, Back In The Game single, voted as Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards

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Jamie Alexander Treays, known by his stage name Jamie T, is an English singer-songwriter from Wimbledon, South London.

He is signed to Virgin Records but released his Betty and The Selfish Sons EP on his own Pacemaker Records label in 2007. His musical style is hard to place, but incorporates elements of rap, reggae, and acoustic genres. Although at the time of writing Jamie has received relatively little mainstream exposure, he has received airplay from BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, who made “Salvador” his single of the week and “Back In The Game” his Hottest Record In The World.

In January 2007 Jamie also covered Zane’s show on radio 1 whilst Zane was away, working alongside Radio 1 DJ Nihal. On Jo Whiley’s show, “Back In The Game” featured as her “pet sound” and more recently his single Sheila was Whiley’s Record Of The Week. Jamie also remixed Gorillaz #36 single Kids With Guns. This was a B-side. “Sheila” was also ‘playlisted’ by Radio 1 thus receiving more airtime across all shows.

On March 1, 2007, Treays was voted as Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards, at Hammersmith Palais in London, England. He held off more established names like Thom Yorke & Jarvis Cocker, to receive the award.

Jamie T is currently working on his second album with a few track titles being released; including “Sticks and Stones”, “Spiderwebs”, “Hocus Pocus”, “368”, “Jilly Armeen”, “British Intelligence”, “Dance of the Young Professionals”, “Man’s Machine”, “Earth, Wind & Fire”, “Emily’s Heart” and “Bruce”. Also an unnamed track featuring backing vocals from Florence And The Machine’s Florence Welch is set to be on the record. “Sticks n’ Stones EP” is set to be released June 29th with The album “Kings & Queens” following late Summer.

On January 12th 2009, a music video appeared on Jamie’s website for a new song, “Fire Fire”. The track has elements of Jamie’s trademark sound but incorporates faster rhythms, a punk aesthetic and a more abrasive sound than previous singles. Jamie T has said to NME “‘Fire Fire’ won’t be released as a single nor will it be on the new album, it’s just a thank you for the fans being so patient.” He did announce a date for his new single though, The ‘Stick ‘N’ Stones’ EP which is to be released June 29th.

May 21st saw the release of the official video for his latest single “Sticks ‘N’ Stones”. In an email received by subscribers to his website, Jamie said, “Just a little note to say thanks to everyone who’s supporting Sticks ‘N’ Stones. We just finished shooting a little video for the track the other day, so fresh out the edit room it is here for your enjoyment. It was a lot of fun to make and we hope you like it. Hope to see you all soon…… Thanks Jamie”. The video was shot entirely in the London suburb of Wimbledon where Jamie is from and features scenes of him and others, including fellow band members.

A re-recorded version of "Emily's Heart" premiered as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World on 19 January 2010, and it was confirmed as the next single, with a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City" serving as the B-side. It was released on 15 March.On 24 June 2010 Jamie T performed material from the Kings & Queens album at the Engine Shed in Lincoln as a warm-up to his tour. A day later he played the 02 Academy in Liverpool. He then headlined the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival on 26 June 2010.

Studio albums:
-Panic Prevention (2007)
-Kings & Queens (2009)

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