Jarryd James Announces July Tour!
On the day after achieving a #2 rank on the ARIA singles chart, independent Brisbane artist Jarryd James is happy to announce an East Coast tour this July, taking in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Already set to be one of the break-out artists of 2015, Jarryd's impressive chart result for debut single ‘Do You Remember’ is a huge achievement for a brand new artist with no label support. The success of the track has been completely organic, driven by the quality of the song and the immediate reaction of listeners everywhere. The song - an exercise in beautifully restrained minimalism - has accrued well over 7 million online streams since its release, been accredited double platinum, and impressively maintained the #1 position on the Shazam chart for almost a month over March.
Jarryd's recently released second single, Give Me Something, sets to follow in the path of Do You Remember and has already reached #1 airplay on Triple J.
Fresh from supporting Angus & Julia Stone on their national tour, Jarryd performed his first ever, sold-out headline dates in April and is now headed for larger venues. Catch this unique artist while you can.
2015 has already been a triumphant time for the Brisbane singer-songwriter, who began the year as touring support for Angus & Julia Stone and already sold out an intimate run of headline dates throughout the nation in April.
While wooing crowds across the country with his remarkable live show, James has also carved out an adoring audience the world over with the release of his debut single, “Do You Remember”
Soaring to #1 on iTunes Australia, #2 on the ARIA charts and was the most Shazamed song in Australia for the month of March, the single has made an immediate and undeniable impression on the pop landscape – a remarkable feat for an artist’s premiere offering.
Drawing on influences ranging from The Beatles to Outkast, James’ style is anything but disparate. Aided by production assistance from Pip Norman and Joel Little (Lorde/Broods), “Do You Remember?” is built on a stripped back, less-is-more ethos while being driven forward by soaring melody.
“I always want to be very specific,” Jarryd says. “You can always have less on a track and put more focus on what you’ve worked up.”
In his recorded work and live performances honesty and self-examination take centre stage. James journeys through his own memories and experiences with an impressionistic passion, remaining utterly captivating as he bears himself through moments recalled and recoloured with harmony and lyricism.
“There are periods in my life that are really nostalgic to me,” he reflects. “Whenever I listen to music from then, it just takes me back.”