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Canadian new wave indie pop band The Jamies showcases two keyboards, driving drum and bass beats, and the compelling vocals of Jamie Gould. The Alberta-born singer/songwriter has logged impressive musical mileage writing and singing her way through various genres and bands across Canada. She was a member of the rock and country music scene in Medicine Hat and Toronto, before moving to Calgary and forming The Jamies in 2012. With The Jamies, Gould discovered her true passion in writing pop music and began experimenting with new wave sounds.
The current members of The Jamies are the catalyst for Gould’s transition to writing pop music. The variety of musical talents and backgrounds along with instrumentation of two keyboards allowed for experimentation with different sounds and structure to build cohesive layers of synth pop modernisms and new wave nostalgia.
The Jamies’ first self-titled album was released in 2013. Considered a discovery album, it featured guitar-driven songs lightly accented with keyboard, producing an intersection of roots and new wave sounds. The Jamies received great reviews and radio play, landing top 10 spots on !earshot charts in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Burnaby, and Halifax.
Their sophomore album, Time, is set to release on May 23, 2015. Between the two albums, The Jamies have gone through major modifications in their instrumentation; the retirement of guitar and doubling of keyboard paved the way to create songs that further suit their true identity and colour. This album features Gould’s vocals that continue to impress through dynamic vocal lines that are contemplative and evocative, powerful and energetic. Early reviews of the album have been described as bold, clean, and tight.
The Jamies are:
Jamie Gould - Vocals
Dan Beck - Keys
Charlie Loudowl - Drums/Vocals
Cindy Go - Keys/Vocals
Brock Leroy Brown - Bass