Jamie Alexander Treays
(born 8 January 1986), known by his stage name Jamie T
, is a 23-year-old English singer/songwriter from Wimbledon, South London. He attended The Hall School Wimbledon and then Reed's School in Cobham, Surrey, England until he was 16 and is currently signed to Virgin Records, but released his Betty and the Selfish Sons
EP on his own Pacemaker Records label. His backing band are called The Pacemakers and he has lately been touring, advertising and releasing material as "Jamie T and The Pacemakers".
He supported both the Ordinary Boys during their 2006 tour, and went on to defeat Jarvis Cocker and Thom Yorke to win the Best Solo Artist
at the 2007 Shockwave NME Awards. He has also been nicknamed "one man Arctic Monkey". Canvas Magazine have described him as "like the bastard lovechild of Billy Bragg and Mike Skinner doing his best Joe Strummer impression".
On 17 July 2007, Jamie T's debut album Panic Prevention
was shortlisted as one of the 12 nominees for the Mercury Prize.
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