Official Website of The Jamies
Welcome to the official website of The Jamies. We are a Calgary based Synth-Pop band, who feature upbeat, energetic music. Sit, relax, and stay here for a while and check out our music and our music video. Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook to stay in the loop on upcoming shows and news!
We just released our new album, TIME, which will be the focus of our playlist for the 2015 Summer. You can purchase the album on iTunes, or go to shop page for a physical copy.
We have a busy summer schedule, playing in various Western Canada cities, including Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Lethbridge, and more! Please see the shows page for details.
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
Press Excerpts on The Jamies' Upcoming album, Time
"Time is a joyous, incorrigibly upbeat and catchy new wave of new wave affair that recalls everyone from Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Waitresses to Naked Eyes — a twin-synth, retro attack that sounds familiar while still sounding fresh." Continue reading.
-Calgary Herald, May 2015
"The Jamies have experienced an evolution. Where their self-titled debut saw Jaime Gould’s Stevie Nicks-esque, big and bold vocals being backed by organic, guitar-driven indie, the loss of a guitar player and addition of a second keyboardist (Dan Beck) has given the Calgary band an opportunity to change aesthetic. For a group known for covering acts like Talk Talk and Tears for Fears, the transition was a chance to embrace their love for keyboard-based pop. As a result, new release Time is an album full of pristinely produced, high energy, New Wave-inspired gems." Continue reading.
-IMVERYAPE, April 2015
"The edgy interplay between two synths is the perfect setting for The Jamies’ danceable ’80s-inspired music." Continue reading.
-Avenue Magazine March 2015
Press Excerpts on The Jamies' Self-titled Debut Record
"The Jamies have found the sweet spot between trying out different sounds and having them all come together in a pretty little package. They certainly are not lacking in skilled musicians and each track shines with polish and confidence." Continue reading.
-The Gauntlet, September 2013
"Guitars, synthesizers and Gould's vocals . . . pay homage to those new wave influences, while the bass and drums provide a propulsive drive that gives the music a fresh dimension." Continue reading.
-Avenue Magazine September 2013
“The Jamies find themselves modernizing the golden sounds of seventies pop rock brought to us by bands like Fleetwood Mac. You could easily imagine Stevie Nicks covering their . . . album without anyone raising an eyebrow. However, this is not throwback music, it very much carries its own identity with a modern sheen and energy.” Continue reading.
-IMVERYAPE December 2013
"What the disc [has] going for it is its diversity, the 10 songs are upbeat, mid-tempo and everything in between, and are all a great showcase for the vocal stylings of Jamie Gould, who has at times a country twang and a soulful, breathy coo that would send Neko Case and Sass Jordan into a blushing contest." Continue reading.
-The Uniter October 2013
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