Jamie N Commons, the UK singer/songwriter who Q Magazine observed has a “…whisky-soaked growl to make Nick Cave tremble,” has signed with Grammy-winning producer Alex Da Kid’s KIDinaKORNER label. Jamie was nominated for the BBC Sound Poll of 2012 for his first UK release The Baron EP, and after a summer of playing festivals all over Europe, Jamie is ready to make his US debut.
Jamie N Commons will release Desperation EP digitally March 5th (March 12th physical) on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.
”Every so often you are introduced to an artist that transcends time, “ says Alex Da Kid. “Jamie N Commons is such an artist. I am pleased to welcome Jamie to the KIDinaKORNER/Interscope family.”
Check out part 1 of a mini documentary on Jamie N Commons.
Jamie also sees his song “Lead Me Home” featured in the AMC network promo for season 3 of The Walking Dead which premieres February 10th.
Born in Bristol UK, Jamie N Commons moved to Chicago with his family when he was six and it was there that he developed a deep love for American music. The first gig his father took him to was the Allman Brothers: “I have strong memories of strange-smelling smoke and the guy next to us howling like a wolf,” recalls Jamie. Now the 24-year old singer counts Elvis Costello among his fans.
Jamie will make his US debut with a New York and Los Angeles show in early March. Tickets for both go on sale February 1st:
March 4 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
March 6 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy – opening for Frank Turner
Jamie will support fellow UK songwriter Lianne La Havas on her North American tour. Tickets available now:
March 17 Dallas, TX HOB Cambridge Room
March 20 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
March 22 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
March 24 Seattle, WA Crocodile
March 25 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
March 26 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
March 29 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
March 31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
April 1 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
April 2 Detroit, MI The Magic Bag
April 4 Toronto, ON Opera House
April 5 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
April 6 Boston, MA The Sinclair
April 7 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
April 9 New York, NY Webster Hall
April 12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
April 13 Columbus, GA The Loft
April 14 Nashville, TN 3rd and Lindsley