About Jamie T
Jamie T (born Jamie Alexander Treays on 8 January, 1986) has been a part of the “Punk Revival” movement in the UK, having been called a “one man Arctic Monkey,” and a mixture of Billy Bragg and Joe Strummer. He started doing music around 2006, and his early singles “Back in the Game” and “Sheila” garnered a lot of airplay in Britain throughout the year. He released his first album, Panic Prevention, on 29 January 2007 to widespread acclaim from the British press. In the same year, he shockingly beat out Jarvis Cocker and Thom Yorke to win as Best new Artist at the NME Shockwave Awards. Panic Prevention was also on the shortlist for the Merucry Prize in 2007, and was featured in many critic’s “Best of” albums of the decade, including NME (#53 out of 100), and Observer Music Monthly (#13 out of 50).
In 2009, Jamie T released the single “Sticks N’ Stones” that was to be featured on his upcoming album, Kings and Queens, which reached #15 on the Singles Chart. On 31 August 2009, he released the Chakas Demas EP, which was also successful. Finally, on 7 September, 2009, his eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Kings and Queens was released. Despite the album’s success, Jamie T’s tour plans were interrupted, when a tour of Australia, and some of the dates for an upcoming sellout UK trek, were postponed due to a bout of laryngitis. Doctors orders also made him postpone the rest of his European tour, but all three tours were rescheduled for December 2009 through February 2010. In January 2010, his rerecorded version of “Emily’s Heart” was confirmed as his next single, with a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” to serve as the single’s B-side. Kings and Queens reached #2 on the UK Album Charts.