British singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson has announced a full UK tour in November 2015, including London’s Scala on 4th November. Full details of his signing to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records will be coming soon.
Jamie originally hails from Plymouth, and his journey can only be explained as an epic one. It took time for him to find his voice, even longer for him to hone his songs in the sparse, poetic language he has made very much his own. Though he has maintained a core, loyal following have supported him throughout, only now is that started to blossom into something far bigger. A chance meeting with a young singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran a few years ago, just as he himself had signed to Atlantic, seemed to affect very little at the time.
A year or so down the line, Ed noticed Jamie’s poster in an Irish pub and remembered their earlier meeting – playing the prestigious Ruby Sessions in Dublin the following week, he asked the promoter to invite Jamie to play too. Subsequently, Jamie has jumped from a few hundred capacity venues to the 10,000 capacity venue in Dublin with Ed, to touring the world with him through the beginning of 2015. Recent months have seen Jamie playing to over 175,000 people in Australia (where Wasn’t Expecting That hit #2 and has subsequently hit double Platinum) and New Zealand. In the past few weeks he has also supported Ed on his mammoth UK stadium tour, playing two nights with him at Dublin’s Croke Park, along with a headline show at London’s Barfly (where Ed jumped on stage to duet on Jamie’s track Cold In Ohio)