Scottish born, English raised singer songwriter James Gillespie emerges as one of the most quietly explosive artists in recent memory.
Evoking the kinds of sounds that earned artists like James Blake and Hozier instant kudos, the artist making music between the spaces has stolen the attention of his ever increasing audience of fans through composing heartfelt stories about missing home and missing loves left behind; the new seductions of the city and the darkness within it. The innate feeling, gravel pounded vocal and technical ability make up a uniquely engaging artist.
Co-producing all of his own music, working alongside Andy Hall Hall (Jack Garrett, Rag n Bone Man), Two Inch Punch and Charlie Andrew, James’ debut release ‘What You Do’ was from a young man bringing a sorely-missed, natural enigma with only his voice and his stories. The subsequent releases have showcased similarly heart felt stories and themes with an equally powerful production.
An artist with a story heavily tied up in travel and living aboard, an important creative injection for his songwriting, James has performed throughout Europe having recently supported Pink in Berlin. Now based in London, James has an engaged live audience, performing to a sold-out Omeara.
Having released just 6 singles, James has amassed an impressive 35 million streams across his catalogue. This ever-growing excitement from his listening fans has been reflected in his press pick-up, having had premieres with Complex and write ups from taste maker blogs including Hilly Dilly and Line of Best Fit. (“With a vocal that could nestle into any collection alongside Hozier and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, James Gillespie harnesses influences from blues and soul to create compelling, acoustic-led pop”).