Jamie Strange is a pop/rock artist from Hamilton. His band consists of himself, Kate Brightstar (mannequin), and Wee Man (dwarf). Kate's main responsibilities are to provide emotional support and look good in the photos, while Wee Man's role currently consists of cameo music video appearances.
Jamie has been writing and recording songs since teaching himself to play the guitar during one summer holiday while at High School. Jamie's debut album 'Thanks For Faking It Sometimes' is due out Monday 17 August 2009. It explores the themes of faking it as a rock star, unfulfilled dreams, and a search for purpose and identity. This tongue-in-cheek ethos can be seen in the track listing and in his lyrics on the album. His songs are fun-filled and quirky with a lean towards Weezer, Elemeno P and All American Rejects, while his slower ones are more melancholic.
Jamie fully self-funded the album through renovating and selling three houses, even though he admits to being "DIY Challenged'. He plans to market the album through a campaign aimed at creating a mystery around the theme "Who is Jamie Strange?" including a series of clips on YouTube which follow this theme. In June, one of his YouTube clips featured on the new American MTV show "DJ & The Fro".
The single 'Rockstar Clone' which features on 'Thanks For Faking It Sometimes' has recently received airplay at rock radio and was runner-up in the 2008 UK Songwriting Competition, which consisted of over 6000 entries.
|INTERVIEW: Jamie Strange Newsletter Interview
Submitted by Shade
|5 Aug 2009|
|REVIEW: Jamie Strange - 'Thanks For Faking It Sometimes' album review
Submitted by Miss_Jukebox
|29 Jul 2009|
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