LINCOLNSHIRE ARTIST JAMIE BERRY RELEASES HIS BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘BOLDER’ WHICH FEATURES GEORGIA THURSTING!

What is your name?
Jamie Berry

What is your genre of music?
Electro-Swing/Vintage Remix/Moombah-Reggae-Swing

Give us a little bio about you.
I’m originally from Lincolnshire, and moved to Leeds to study Music Production and ended up staying here. I also work as a high school teacher.

 

Tell us more about your music.
I’m currently exploring with lots of different styles and working with other musicians, and hoping to take my sound across other sub genres.

You have gone in a different direction since ‘Delight’, tell us more about your new single ‘Bolder’.
I wrote Bolder with Georgia with a view to make something ‘songy’ (I’m quite aware that isn’t a word). It actually changed a lot from when we first recorded the vocals to the final mix so whatever ideas we originally had were swallowed up by other ideas along the way.

You worked with Georgia Thursting, how did that come about?
I used www.lastminutemusicians.com for the first time and with the help of Flak Records discovered Georgia and some of her songs online. We met for a cup of tea in her flat and decided immediately we should work together.

What was the writing process like?
The original ideas came really quickly with Bolder but it took ages to finish! I think I must of saved over a 100 different versions.

What was the recording process like?
Georgia is really easy to work with so the recording of the vocals was no stress at all. I had to make a load of subtle live perc sounds so spent quite a while putting rice in coffee jars and snapping spaghetti to make some unusual sounds to then have them really low in the mix and smothered in distortion.

 

Will we be seeing an Album or EP this year?
The album will be (hopefully) ready by Autumn.

 

If so what can you tell us about it?
It’s titled ‘Frenzy’ and will have around 10 tracks.

 

Do you have any shows coming up?
I’ve got Boomtown in the summer, which I’m really excited for!

 

What else can we expect from you?
Some exciting live performances coming soon! But I can’t say too much just yet…

 

Are you a signed?
Yes, to Flak Records.

 

Who are your influences?
The Beatles, Daft Punk, Parov Stelar, Bob Marley, Toots and Maytals

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully with a few platinums under my belt

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I work as a teacher, so it’s pretty hectic most of the time!

 

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
Leeds O2 academy would be pretty amazing or Leeds fest.

 

Would you be up for collaborating with an unsigned artist or band? If so how can they contact you?
@ jamieberry2@hotmail.com

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Parov Stelar – Catgroove

 

Where is your dream festival to perform?
Glastonbury

 

What made you go in to music?
My Granddad influenced me by teaching me the piano. I guess I was hooked from then on!

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Always finish your tracks!

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not just about the industry also just as an artist/band?
Put the hours in.

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Toothbrush, toothpaste, headphones, mentos, phone.

 

You come off Tour
1/ Where is the first place you go?
Home

2/Who is the first person you see?
My fiancé/My dog Hugo.

3/What is the first thing you eat.
Fajitas

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Yes. Facebook and Instagram!

 

 

 

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