Jamie T

Biography

Jamie T (born Jamie Treays, 8.1.1986)

Jamie is an English singer and songwriter from London. He is signed to Virgin Records and has been compared to the likes of Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg and Mike Skinner of The Streets.

Jamie T: Childhood

Jamie T was raised in the Wimbledon area of South London. As a child, he attended the Hall School in Wimbledon and Reed's school in Cobham, Surrey. He left that school at 16.

Jamie T: Music Career

Jamie T released his debut EP, Betty and the Selfish Sons on his own label, Pacemaker Records in 2006. Later on that year, he released another single, 'Salvador'. The song was picked up by BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, who made the track his Single of the Week. Lowe then gave another track, 'Back in the Game' the honour of being 'Hottest Record in the World'. Jamie T's early career was also aided by another Radio 1 DJ, Jo Whiley. Whiley made 'Back in the Game' her Pet Sound record, earning the track a huge amount of mainstream radio airplay.

Jamie T's next single 'Sheila' (released in July 2006) also received a great deal of radio airtime, especially on the XFM station, as did 'If You Got The Money'. One of two videos made for 'Sheila' shows Bob Hoskins walking along the River Thames, miming along to the song. 'If You Got The Money' was released in October 2006. The track reached number 13 in the UK Singles charts.

'Calm Down Dearest' was released in January 2007, peaking at number nine, making it his first Top Ten hit.

Panic Prevention was Jamie T's debut album. It reportedly got its name from the panic attacks that Jamie suffered when he was growing up. 'Sheila' was re-released in support of the album and the B-side, 'Rawhide' featured Lily Allen on backing vocals. The album was shortlisted for the 2007 Mercury Music Prize but lost out to Klaxons.

At the 2007 NME Awards, Jamie T won the Best Solo Artist award, beating Jarvis Cocker and Thom Yorke to the title.

In May 2007, Jamie T performed at Radio 1's Big Weekend concert in Preston, as well as performing at Glastonbury, Oxegen and Benicassim, amongst other summer festivals.

Jamie T's first US tour took place in September 2007. He appeared on the popular US TV show, Last Call With Carson Daly, performing 'Sheila' live.

In 2009, a new music video appeared on Jamie T's website, for a song entitled 'Fire Fire'. It was also reported that Florence from Florence and the Machine would appear on his sophomore album, entitled Kings and Queens. Jamie's 'Sticks and Stones' EP was announced for a June 29th release.

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Jamie T - Sticks 'n' Stones

26th January 2012 -

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Jamie T - Calm Down Dearest

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Jamie T - Sheila

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Jamie T - Emily's Heart

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Jamie T - Chaka Demus

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Jamie T - Sheila

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Jamie T - If You Got The Money

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Jamie T - The Man's Machine

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Jamie T Cleared Of Gbh Charge

4th March 2011 -

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British singer Jamie T has been cleared of grievous bodily harm after a jury ruled he punched a man in self-defence.The Sticks 'N' Stones hitmaker, real name Jamie Treays, admitted hitting Giles Curties, but claimed...

Travie Mccoy Raps For Cheryl

20th October 2010 -

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Travie McCoy has recorded a rap for Cheryl Cole.The Gym Class Heroes frontman worked on a track, 'Yeah Yeah', for the British pop singer's new album, but while he is a big fan of the...

Jamie T Plans Festival Fun

25th June 2010 -

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Jamie T is determined to have fun at Glastonbury.The rapper - who headlines the John Peel Stage at the world-famous music event in Somerset, South-West England tomorrow (26.06.10) - says the show marks the end...

Jamie T - Emily's Heart

11th February 2010 -

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Emily's Heart video from Jamie T Jamie T recently completed a set of shows that had to be rescheduled due to Jamie coming down with a serious bout of laryngitis. Now back on form, he...

Jamie T - Rock City, Nottingham, January 19th 2010

27th January 2010 -

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Review of Jamie T live at Rock City in Nottingham on January 19th 2010It's not often that you see any biggish gigs around at the start of the year. Everyone is skint after buying loved...

Jamie T To Form Covers Band

26th November 2009 -

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British singer JAMIE T is taking a career break to form a covers band with his friends.The Sticks 'N' Stones hitmaker was forced to postpone his entire U.K. tour last month (Oct09) after coming down...

Fascinating Fact 8334

12th November 2009 -

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British singer JAMIE T has rescheduled his U.K. tour after cancelling a string of gigs when he fell ill with laryngitis. The performances, which were due to kick off on 1 October (09) will now...

Jamie T - The Man's Machine

21st October 2009 -

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The Man's Machine video from Jamie TJamie T releases his new single 'The Man's Machine' on the 23rd of November through Virgin Records. This is his third single to come out of his critically acclaimed...

Jamie T Axes U.k. Tour

8th October 2009 -

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British singer JAMIE T has been forced to axe his entire U.K. tour after suffering a serious throat illness.The Sheila hitmaker cancelled six shows on the trek last Thursday (01Oct09) after coming down with laryngitis...

Jamie T Postpones Gigs

1st October 2009 -

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British singer JAMIE T has been forced to postpone six shows on his U.K. tour because he's suffering from laryngitis.The Sheila hitmaker was due to kick off the set of concerts in Bristol, England on...

Jamie T - Chaka Demus

20th August 2009 -

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Chaka Demus video from Jamie TThe Jamie T's album Kings & Queens is almost upon us, set for release on September 7th, the album has already recieved loads of positive reviews. Chaka Demus is the...

Jamie T - Sticks 'n' Stones

27th May 2009 -

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Sticks 'n' Stones video from Jamie T.Jamie T is set to release a new EP 'Sticks 'n' Stones' on 29th June through Virgin Records, the EP features 4 brand new Jamie T tracks. Since the...

Jamie T Missed Out On A Meeting With Sick Hoskins

27th August 2007 -

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British singer JAMIE T missed the chance the chance to meet one of his heroes, BOB HOSKINS, on the set of his SHEILA video - because he was seriously ill. The veteran actor agreed to...

Jamie T, Live Review

30th April 2007 -

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Jamie T with support from New York Howl (29/04/07, The Ritz Manchester) Lounge/soul back ground music creates a relaxed Sunday Night feel until it is suddenly sent crashing into next week. Being unceremoniously interrupted by...

Jamie T: 'Sting Is So Uncool'

14th April 2007 -

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Pop newcomer JAMIE T refuses to multi-task and fill in for his missing bassist during his US tour, because he doesn't want to look "uncool" like STING. The singer, real name Jamie Treays, admits he...

Arctic Monkeys Win Two Nme Awards

2nd March 2007 -

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Rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS emerged triumphant at last night's (01MAR07) NME Awards in London, winning two trophies including Best Album. The British band's WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT debut disc was honoured,...

Jamie T - Nottingham University

20th February 2007 -

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Jamie T. & The MaccabeesNottingham University31st January 2007.Live ReviewWhat was more or less going to be a sell out especially with the fact that no one is bothered about watching Arsenal kids take on Spurs...

Mika Stays On Top Of UK Music Chart

5th February 2007 -

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Eccentric pop star MIKA tops the British singles chart for the third week in a row with his debut single GRACE KELLY. The pop sensation beat off strong competition from guitar stars FALL OUT BOY's...

Jamie T, Calm Down Dearest, Video Stream

12th December 2006 -

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Jamie T Calm Down Dearest Video Jamie T releases his new single 'Calm Down Dearest' Jan 15th and the debut album 'Panic Prevention' will follow on Janurary 29th 2007. Don't be fooled by his MC...

Jamie T - If You Got Money

4th October 2006 -

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Jamie TIf You Got MoneySingle Review"OMG!!! LoL Jamie T Is Propa Gud N E is wel fit aswel! LMAO! E plays a base instead of a gitar an e sings like e talks!"I'm paraphrasing of...

Jamie T, If You Got The Money, Video Stream

28th September 2006 -

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Jamie TIf You Got The MoneyNew single, Oct 16th 2006 Don't be fooled by his MC like moniker. Jamie T is a tall, skinny lad from the south-west London suburb of Wimbledon, obsessed by The...

Jamie T, Video Interview

31st August 2006 -

 Interview

Jamie T Video InterviewFor anyone outside of London, Jamie T was most likely first brought to your attention by Zane Lowe who championed the singer from the beginning.Jamie T has been compared to many artists...

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Jamie T, Video Interview

31st August 2006

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