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James Bay (singer)

Birth name  James Michael Bay
Years active  2013–present
Website  jamesbaymusic.com
Role  Singer-songwriter
Instruments  Vocals guitar
Labels  Virgin EMI Republic
Name  James Bay
Nationality  English, British
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Born  4 September 1990 (age 25) Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England (1990-09-04)
Occupation(s)  Singer songwriter guitarist
Genres  Indie rock, Folk rock, Soul music
Albums  Chaos and the Calm, The Dark of the Morning, Other Sides, Let It Go
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James Michael Bay (born 4 September 1990) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 2014, he released his single "Hold Back the River", which has been certified platinum, before releasing his debut album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The album went to number one in the UK and number 15 in the US. In February 2015, Bay received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award. In December 2015 he received three Grammy Award nominations.

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Early life

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Bay was brought up in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Aged 11, Bay was inspired to play classical guitar after hearing Eric Clapton's "Layla". and he used a guitar he found in the cupboard in his house. When he moved to study in Brighton seven years later he gained a greater education from playing the city's open mic nights, on which he said, "That taught me a lot about writing and performing on my own and trying to hold my own".

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Bay caught the attention of a Republic Records A&R after a fan uploaded a video to YouTube of him performing at an open mic in London, and within a week he was signed to the label. His first EP, The Dark of the Morning, was released in 2013. Within a year he was selling out his first UK headline tour.

Career

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Bay released his debut extended play, The Dark of the Morning, on 18 July 2013. His second EP, Let It Go, was released on 12 May 2014. The Let It Go EP debuted in the Top 10 iTunes album chart and the lead single, titled "Let It Go", peaked at number 10 in the UK charts.

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Bay has performed live on the Burberry runway and has also recorded a Burberry Acoustic session. Bay toured with Hozier in 2014.

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He recorded his entire debut album Chaos and the Calm at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, with producer Jacquire King. It debuted at number 1 in the UK charts and has been certified Platinum. His single, "Hold Back The River" peaked at number 2 in the UK charts and has been certified platinum.

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Bay performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival in June 2015.

Headlining

  • Chaos and the Calm Tour (2015-16)
  • Opening act

  • Taylor Swift - 1989 World Tour (European Leg) (2015)
  • Toured with Hozier (2014)
  • Songs

    Hold Back The River
    Let It Go
    If You Ever Want to Be in Love
    Scars
    Need The Sun To Break
    When We Were On Fire
    Move Together
    Heavy Handed
    Best Fake Smile
    Hear Your Heart
    Stealing Cars
    Craving
    Clocks Go Forward
    Get Out While You Can
    Incomplete
    Wait In Line
    Collide
    Running
    Sparks
    If I Ain't Got You
    FourFiveSeconds
    Forever

    References

    James Bay (singer) Wikipedia


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