Stoke Ferry artist Jamie Myers releases new EP Midnight Marquee
A musician has released his debut EP as a solo artist, which he crafted during lockdown.
Jamie Myers, 28, of Stoke Ferry released his EP named Midnight Marquee.
He has been dubbed as “one to watch” for 2021 after a string of success with his early releases. BBC Introducing, Mahogany, La Belle Musique have picked up and played his early tracks.
Jamie Myers floated between London and Norfolk whilst growing up and spent years of song writing and playing at open mic nights in both.
He spoke to the Lynn News about his Stoke Ferry roots, and said: “I’ve been writing songs since aged 10, growing up in Stoke Ferry and eventually formed a band.
“We played gigs around Norfolk, in places like the Rathskeller, in Lynn, before moving to London.”
The musician has a background in acting and has always sought a career in the arts.
Jamie said: “Lockdown has been an opportunity for me and it’s been an incredible year. I’ve managed to work with so many amazing people.”
The artist utilised 2020 and the year of lockdowns to record Midnight Marquee.
He worked alongside producer Magnus Thomson and drummer Mikey Sorbello after a chance meeting at a Soho coffee shop.
As musicians across the world were being impacted with the closure of venues.
Jamie saw an opportunity to work with some of the most exciting artists remotely and quickly rallied together a “supergroup” of collaborators to bring together his sound and identity.
The result is surprisingly organic considering tracks were sent on a transatlantic journey to Muscle Shoals, Alabama for strings arranged by Caleb Elliot (John Paul White, Alabama Shakes), on to Wales for bass from Gang Of Youths’ Max Dunne and piano in Scotland from Davey Horne (Jonathan Wilson) before heading back to London for pedal steel guitar by Harry Bohay (Aldous Harding).
The songs on the EP include Shade, I Like You, Strange Fields and Tales.
The singer said: “The theme of my music is often relationships.”
Speaking of influences, Jamie named a fellow young singer-songwriter as a main one when he said: “Ben Howard has been a huge influence on my music, especially the way that I play guitar.
“However over time I’ve developed my own unique sound.
“Other artists that I love are Radiohead, Arlo Parks, Phoebe Bridges and even rap artists like Kendrick Lamar.”
For now, Mr Myers has returned to the relative peace of Norfolk from the big city and when life regains a sense of normality he hopes to tour the area. “When things start up again I hope to share this EP with everyone at venues.”