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James Bay and Support – Bournemouth 06/10/15 [Photos]


Nice gig at Bournemouth International Centre last night.

Up and coming star James Bay was supported by Samm Henshaw and Elle King.  As you can see the lighting wasn’t great for Sam or Elle but it was really excellent for James.  I hope you enjoy the photos.

James Bay - Larmer Tree-1

James Bay Announces Three Night Residency at Hammersmith Apollo

It has been quite a year for pop rocker James Bay.

I first saw James at the Larmer Tree Festival in July 2014 when he impressed on the main stage.  At that time James Bay was a hotly tipped youngster who had been picked up by BBC introducing.  Since then Bay has scored a No1 album, a No2 single and has played the main stage at Glastonbury.

James recently completed a sold out tour of the US performing on the hit US TV show Tonight with Jimmy Fallon and was one of the must see acts at this year’s Lollapalooza, where the huge crowd needed no encouragement for a sing-a long.

James is currently out on tour in the UK playing larger venues up and down the Country including a show in Bournemouth next week that I will be attending to review and photograph.  The tour is a total sell out.

James will play his shows at the iconic Hammersmith Apollo on March 29, 30 & 31, 2016.  Tickets go on sale Friday September 25.  They are available here.   http://listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/james-bay


James Bay’s official website is at  JamesBay.Com, he is on Facebook and he tweets as @JamesBayMusic

These images are from the shows I mention above.

James Bay - Glastonbury 2015

James Bay – Glastonbury Festival 2015

James Bay is an up and coming British artist.  He has already scored a No1 album with his debut release The Chaos And The Calm.

These images were shot during his performance on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival in June 2015.  If you look in the top left corner of a couple of the images you can see Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan from One Direction watching Bay’s performance.

James- Festival No6

Festival No. 6 Adds A Surprise Fourth Headliner

Festival No. 6 has this morning made a surprise and doubtless welcome announcement.  As if the line-up wasn’t already good enough the festival have announced that Mancunian indie rockers JAMES will co-headline Sunday night at this years Festival.

James join Metronomy, Grace Jones and Belle & Sebastian in headlining the unique boutique festival based in beautiful Portmeirion, Wales.  Supported by up and coming stars like James Bay and Catfish and the Bottlemen and British Sea Power this years festival No. 6 has arguably the best and most eclectic musical line-up of any small festival on this years circuit.

Jim Glennie from James echoed the thoughts of many when he said ‘I love Portmeirion and I can’t believe we are going to play a gig there. The festival looks amazing. Can’t wait.”

James- Festival No6

This year will be the fourth edition of Festival No. 6 and they are celebrating by rewarding festival goers with its best line-up to date.  Festival No. 6 prides itself on being about much more than just the music it provides an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture taking place across the whole site.  Portmeirion provides a totally unique backdrop for the festival and the festival aims to make full use of the site to provide a unique and immersive festival experience.

This years festival is taking place over the weekend of the 3-6 September when those lucky enough to grab a ticket will be treated to an eclectic mix of Male Voice Choirs, supported by the likes of Mercury Prize winner Badly Drawn Boy and rapper Kate Tempest.

A limited number of tickets for Festival No. 6 are still available from here

For further information check out the festival website here.  They are also on Facebook.

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Larmer Tree Festival – preview

The Larmer Tree Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and over the years it has built an enviable reputation as one of the most friendly, relaxed and family friendly festivals on the UK circuit. Arguably the original “boutique” festival it is set in the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens in stunning countryside on the Dorset – Wiltshire border and the site provides a stunning and unique setting for a festival.

Larmer Tree Festival are determined to celebrate their silver jubilee in style and intend making this years festival the best one yet.  The festival is renowned for providing an eclectic musical line-up showcasing established acts, emerging talent and the best of talent from across the South-West of England. This year will be no different in that respect and today sees the announcement of over 30 new music acts to play alongside the already announced headliners, Tom Jones, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Levellers, Bellowhead and Bill Bailey on the bill this year.  The Magic Numbers, Meadowlark, Laura Doggett, Seafret, The Beat, and Molotov Jukebox are just some of the acts announced in this second wave of line-up.

After fantastic sets last year, a number of acts will be making an exuberant return to the gardens in 2015 following high demand from the festival audience. Joining Coco & The Butterfields, the most requested return act this year are Music Weeks ‘One To Watch’ Hunter & The Bear who have just completed a Europe-wide tour, and folk legend Steve Knightley, following on from his 150-date solo tour around England.

Last year Larmer Tree Festival showcased rising star James Bay as part of a successful collaboration with BBC Introducing. This year’s BBC Introducing slot goes to Bristol-based 3-piece Meadowlark, who will play the Main Stage on Thursday. Having taken the music world by storm since forming two years ago, this band are tipped for success and the festival are thrilled to be championing them.

James Bay

James Bay

As always the Larmer Tree line-up celebrates an abundance of talent from the South West. Breakthrough Music Awards winners The Villanovas and The Drystones won through in the recent live finals to claim their spots on the 2015 bill, and Bournemouth-based Drew Allen along with Wesley Bennett, Tinderbox and Pachango prove that the South coast town is a hotbed of refreshing new sounds.

These artists are joined by the festival circuit legend that is acoustic singer-songwriter Gaz Brookfield, high energy percussionist Jon Sterckx and the mighty 12-piece afrobeat powerhouse No Go Stop who all originate from Bristol.  Exeter’s Tobias Ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater (3 Daft Monkeys) also make an appearance.

Gaz Brookfield Larmer Tree

With comedy, shows, workshops and more music still to come, the 25th anniversary of the Larmer Tree promises to be very special indeed.

The lineup to date can be viewed here: Lineup In 2014 Larmer Tree Festival introduced a tiered ticketing system, rewarding loyal festival-goers who buy early, and this is in place again for 2015. Super early bird tickets, tier one, two, three and deposit scheme tickets (introduced this year) for the 25th anniversary festival are now sold out.

If you want to include the Larmer Tree Festival as part of your summer don’t delay, buy your tickets now.  Tickets are available here.

Joining the already announced acts the following bands are added to the lineup today. The Magic Numbers The Beat Meadowlark Laura Doggett Seafret Molotov Jukebox | Dub Inc. Shlomo | By The Rivers | Andy Kershaw DJ Steve Knightley Blair Dunlop | Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six | Hunter & The Bear Jarrod Dickenson | Megan Henwood A.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire Chainska Brassika | Winter Mountain | NudyBronque | Time For T | Pachango | Count Bobo Tezeta Gold Of My Own Peluche | Lotte Mullan |Will McNicol & Luke Selby Tinderbox Bella Figura | The Villanovas The Drystones | Cate Ferris

James Bay

James Bay: Debut Album Kicks kendrick Lamar Off The No1 spot

Make absolutely no mistake about this, you are going to be hearing a lot more about James Bay over the next few years. James recently won the prestigious Critics’ Choice Award in the 2015 Brit Awards and his hugely anticipated debut album Chaos And The Calm was released on March 23.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1965084/james-bay-debut-album-kicks-kendrick-lamar-off-the-uk-no1-spot/#7z2BqvLyrdoIU3Cm.99

James Bay Critics choice Brit winner

James Bay Wins Critics Choice Brit Award

Make absolutely no mistake about this, you are going to be hearing a lot more about James Bay over the next few years.

Hailing from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, 24-year-old James was discovered by Republic Records after a fan uploaded a video of him performing in a Kentish Town pub to You Tube.  Since then James has been gaining an enviable reputation as a live artist and has supported the likes of John Newman, Kodaline, Tom Odell and The Rolling Stones, as well as completing his own sell out tour.

James Bay

James Bay

James’ gravelled voice, personal emotive lyricism and infectious melodies led to him becoming one of the most talked about new talents of 2014 as his music received airplay on BBC Radio 1 and he is fast becoming a favourite on the UK festival circuit.

James’ appearance on Radio 1 Live Lounge he blew everyone away with an unforgettable performance of ‘Let It Go’and was trending No.1 on Twitter in the UK. His EP of the same name hit No. 7 in the iTunes album chart and he has just returned from supporting Hozier on tour across the US.

It was no surprise when James was shortlisted for the prestigious Critics’ Choice Award in the 2015 Brit Awards.  James scooped that award on Wednesday February 25, following in the footsteps of last years winner Sam Smith.  Previous winners of this award have included the likes of Adele, Florence and the machine and Emile Sande all of whom have gone on to become hugely successful artists.  There is every reason to expect James Bay to be every bit as successful as his predecessors.

James bay Critics Choice Brit winner

James Bay

James’s hugely anticipated debut album “Chaos And The Calm” produced by Jacquire King is set for release next month and release will be followed by a string of UK live shows and some more dates in the USA.  I hope to cover James’ show in Portsmouth on April 7 so keep an eye out for a review and photographs shortly after that date.