Last week Jamie Cullum was asked to perform a cover version of a contemporary song in the live lounge on Jo Whiley’s Radio One Show. Jamie chose “Frontin’” by Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes). Radio 1 got an amazing reaction from the track and the following Monday, when Pharrell and Shey appeared on the show , Jo played them Jamie’s version of their song. They loved the it so much that they talked about Jamie all through their interview, saying they just HAD to meet him, wanted to work with him and gig with him – they wouldn’t leave the studio until Radio 1 gave them a copy of the track.
At the Brits on Tuesday, the two met up, (captured on film by ITV for their Brits show). Jamie is a huge fan of the Neptune’s, he has seen them perform, loves their music and sees them as the biggest and best producers in the world. They invited him to their aftershow party where they talked and partied late into the night.
Now the track has been added to the single that will be released on March 8th, it will be a double a-sided single with “These Are The Days” plus a live version of the Radiohead classic “High And Dry” recorded at the Brecon Jazz Festival in August 03 – this track is exclusive to this release.
This will be the first single to be taken from Cullum’s double platinum selling album “Twentysomething”. (The album has now sold in excess of 600,000 in the UK). “These Are The Days” was written by Jamie’s brother Ben Cullum and produced by Stewart Levine.
Following on from his sold out UK tour in March 04, Jamie Cullum will be touring the UK again in June and July 04. This will also include a headline date at Blenheim Palace on July 1st. Support on the tour comes from singer songwriter Polly Paulusma.
The tour dates in full are:
Day Date Venue Ticket prices
Mon 21-Jun UK, Preston, Guildhall 21.50
Tue 22-Jun UK, Newcastle, City Hall 21.50
Wed 23-Jun UK, Manchester, Apollo 21.50
Fri 25-Jun UK, Plymouth, Pavillions 21.50
Tue 29-Jun UK, London, Hammersmith Apollo 22.50
Thurs 3 July UK Blenheim Palace 27.50
Mon 05-Jul UK, Edinburgh, Usher Hall 21.50
Tue 06-Jul UK, Liverpool, Summer Pops 31.50/21.50/19.50/18.00
Wed 07-Jul UK, Portsmouth, Guildhall 21.50
Tickets from the usual outlets.
Cullum has just appeared at the Brits performing a version of the Cure’s “Lovecats” with Katie Melua, and was nominated in the Best British Breakthrough Artist Category.
For more info check out www.jamiecullum.com
Listen To 'Frontin & These Are The Days"