BEGINNINGS

CHAPTER 1

 

Well what can i say , where do i begin to piece together the last few years and what's been happening in my life . Why not start at the beginning, 2006 was roughly when i began to realise that maybe, just maybe, i could hold a note and so i approached a local voice coach by the name of Andrea Beardshaw , a lovely down to earth but very focussed and positive lady who persevered through some tough sessions where i would barely open my mouth never mind sing , not even vowel warm up .

 

 

Fast forward 18 months and with some cajoling from Andrea i approached David Grant ( Fame Academy/Songs Of Praise etc) who i have always had a lot of respect and admiration for as an human being not just a vocal coach. We met and from there he tried and tried to get me to open up and use all that i had been blessed with ( i always asks him to close his windows so no-one would hear me ) I enjoyed so many sessions where we would expose so much more of my voice than i knew i possessed and for our time together i will always be grateful and hold in the fondest of my memories.

 

 

We then  move to 2009 when unbeknown to David or Andrea  i auditioned for Britain's Got Talent and there is where most of you got to know me from and my world changed , not always for the better ! I was and have been asked so many times "why audition" well let me tell you why, little rewind here ,it was well documented at the time that i took part in a show in London with a company called Star EFX at Her Majesty's Theatre London before BGT and i was actually a seasoned professional , have you seen the video , seasoned ? i think not , i was a nervous wreck and it did not go well . They also did not mention later during BGT  that during the performance there were actually 7 of us on stage each singing a small part of a Rod Stewart medley but i guess that's down to personal interpretation because we have to believe all that we read , anyway i digress . Back to the point of auditioning for BGT it was pure and simply to see if i could sing in front of that many people as a solo performer and move past the experience of the previous performance at Her Majesty's Theatre, it had nothing to do with any of the judges , fame or fortune ,it was genuinely to see if i could step forward and just do it . 

 

 

The rest they say is history and most of the things i want to talk about are mostly known or assumed , these things will be approached as we move forward together through my journey of realisation and accepting of who i am as a performer .

What i will leave you with on this first blog is that if you ever need a chat or just to offload , reach out to me on social media or through email and lets have a chat . 

Take Care All 

Jamie x

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  • Terese Condon-Yost
    Terese Condon-Yost Orem Utah USA
    you were totally convincing in the song "Bring Him Home" It was so beautiful and I was in tears. I am hoping you have a cd or record of your songs. I am really old school. I am going to be 82 years old the end of Feb. Actually this year I dont get a birthday. In the 60ths my sister went to the south to register voters and she was killed. She did not come home and this song always reminds me of this. She was only 21

    you were totally convincing in the song "Bring Him Home" It was so beautiful and I was in tears. I am hoping you have a cd or record of your songs. I am really old school. I am going to be 82 years old the end of Feb. Actually this year I dont get a birthday.

    In the 60ths my sister went to the south to register voters and she was killed. She did not come home and this song always reminds me of this. She was only 21

  • KLMilk
    KLMilk Tennessee, USA
    Jamie, I loved getting your latest album!!! I play it weekly!!! May I say for me, your rendition of "Bring Him Home", when you auditioned for BGT, was amazing! The pathos and genuine feeling you delivered in this rendition will never be surpassed by any other performer. Keep it up and know that you have well wishers from every part of the globe!!!

    Jamie, I loved getting your latest album!!! I play it weekly!!! May I say for me, your rendition of "Bring Him Home", when you auditioned for BGT, was amazing!
    The pathos and genuine feeling you delivered in this rendition will never be surpassed
    by any other performer. Keep it up and know that you have well wishers from every part of the globe!!!

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