Jamie Scott of Graffiti6 joined Kick Kick Snare at SXSW for ‘In Session’ presented by Aloft Hotels. The clip features the British artist performing a stripped-down version of ‘Free’, the band’s breakout single, and a discussion about everything from how the song came together to what it was like in Austin this year.
British duo Graffiti6, featuring singer Jamie Scott and producer Tommy D, are out with an intimate performance of their single ‘Free’ for VH1’s ‘You Oughta Know Live’. The live set also includes the track ‘Stare Into The Sun’, and Jamie even sat down behind the piano and showcased his vocals on ‘Over You’. Watch 2 of the 3 song set below.
Graffiti6 recently wrapped a nationwide tour with Augustana and will head to Austin March 15th – 17th to play a series of shows at this years SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Jamie Scott and Tommy D will then join singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson starting April 17th in Denver, Colorado through May, 23rd in Portland, Oregon. The English pop duo will then play this year’s Sasquatch Festival over Memorial Day weekend at the Gorge in Washington (full schedule below).
Graffiti6 @ SXSW:
Mar. 15 Austin, TX Speakeasy – Maurice’s SXSW showcase with Ximena Sarinana and others
Mar. 16 Austin, TX Cedar St – Filter’s SXSW showcase with Of Monsters & Men, Fanfarlo, Ed Sheeran, and others
Mar. 17 Austin, TX Whole Foods SXSW rooftop party
Mar. 17 Austin, TX Clive – with Belle Brigade and Lissie Trullie
Graffiti6 on tour with Eric Hutchinson:
Apr. 17 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Apr. 18 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Apr. 19 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
Apr. 28 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Apr. 30 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
May 1 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
May 2 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
May 4 Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theatre
May 5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 6 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
May 8 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
May 9 Charleston, SC The Charleston Pour House
May 10 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
May 11 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
May 12 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
May 14 Dallas, TX House of Blues-Cambridge Room
May 15 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
May 17 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
May 18 San Jaun Capistrano The Coach House
May 19 W. Hollywood, CA Troubadour
May 20 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
May 27 Quincy, WA Sasquatch Festival
Graffiti6 hooked up with Digital Tour Bus on the road for an inside look at their Mercedes Sprinter tour bus in Chicago. Lead singer Jamie Scott takes fans inside their tour transportation to showcase his DVD collection and “bad man glasses” as well as the one thing that he can’t live without on the road – Tabasco sauce. Watch it via Vimeo below.
Jamie Scott of Graffiti6 sat down to play sections of songs off their new debut album ‘Colours’. The British duo discussed the story behind their favorite tracks including ‘Free’, ‘Stare Into The Sun’, and ‘Over You’. Jamie even shared his lucky charm that he’s worn at every gig. Watch it via YouTube below.
To celebrate the release of their Capitol Records’ debut, British duo Graffiti6 are streaming their new album for fans on AOL Music. ‘Colours’ features Graffiti6’s breakout single ‘Free’, which is currently in rotation on VH1 and in the top 10 at AAA radio. Catch Graffiti6 on tour now with Augustana and purchase ‘Colours’ on iTunes. The listening party at music.aol.com has since expired.
Graffiti6 checked in from the set of their ‘Free’ video to give fans an inside look at the Downtown, Los Angeles shoot. Lead singer Jamie Scott and producer Tommy D explain the meaning behind the song and introduce director Jay Martin to discuss the video concept while Jamie joked about looking like the Incredible Hulk in the storyboard. ‘Free’ will appear on Graffiti6’s debut album, ‘Colours’, due out via Capitol Records on January 24th. The ‘Free’ EP is available on iTunes now.
Jamie also sat down to wish everyone a happy holiday with a rendition of WHAM!’s ‘Last Christmas’. Watch both clips below.
Currently on the road in the U.S. supporting Latin singer-songwriter Ximena through December, Britain’s Graffiti6 have announced that they will perform their hit single ‘Free’ on the ‘Rachael Ray’ show on December 19th as they continue to tour Stateside throughout January and into February with SONY recording artist Augustana. The tour—in support of their upcoming Capitol Records debut album ‘Colours’, which will be released on January 24th, 2012—kicks off January 17th in Anaheim, CA, and criss-crosses the U.S. before wrapping up on February 7th in Atlanta. See below for all upcoming dates.
Graffiti6 on tour with Ximena:
12/08 Richmond, VA The Camel
12/09 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
12/10 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
12/11 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
12/13 New York City, NY Rockwood
12/14 Boston, MA T.T. The Bear’s Place
12/15 Portland, ME Empire Dance & Dine
12/17 Buffalo, NY Ninth Ward
12/18 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
12/20 Columbus, OH The Basement
12/21 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
12/22 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Graffiti on tour with Augustana:
01/17 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
01/18 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
01/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
01/21 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
01/22 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
01/24 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
01/25 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
01/27 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
01/28 Chicago, IL Park West
01/30 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
01/31 Boston, MA Paradise
02/01 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
02/03 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
02/04 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
02/06 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
02/07 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
Graffiti6 frontman Jamie Scott stopped by the Young Hollywood studio for an interview and acoustic performance of their single ‘Free’. Jamie also shared the meaning behind the break-up song and even gave a quick guitar lesson to host Nikki Novak. ‘Free’ appears on Graffiti6’s upcoming Capitol Records debut album ‘Colours’, due out January 24th, 2012.
Talking about his early start in playing music, he said, “It depends how you define playing. I got my first guitar at seven because I always listened to a Joni Mitchell album, and my mom gave me for a birthday present like a really small one, and I started playing it.”
“‘Free’ is about the situation you find yourself in when you break up with someone or they break up with you, but you can’t quite close the door and they leave it open a little bit,” Jamie explained.
On his mom being into folk music, he said, “My mom was like massive into that kind of Laurel Canyon folk scene. Joni Mitchell, Carole King. My dad was a real big fan of soul music, so I kind of was lucky growing up, I got introduced to really good music.”
Watch the interview mixed in with the performance below the cut. (more…)
Graffiti6 has announced the track-listing and a release date of January 24th, 2012, for its upcoming Capitol Records debut album ‘Colours’. The album from singer-songwriter Jamie Scott and songwriter-producer TommyD includes the first U.S. single ‘Free’, which is currently #21 at AAA radio and was the most added song in its first week at the format. The video, which was shot in downtown Los Angeles premiered this week on Vevo. Watch it below.
Graffiti6 will spend December on the road as support for Latin singer-songwriter Ximena on her U.S tour. The trek starts December 5th in Birmingham, AL, at Workplay and runs through December 22nd at Schubas in Chicago, IL. Graffiti6 will also play at the Cosmopolitan Hotel November 30th and December 1st (full schedule below). Graffiti6 has spent the last few months traveling between the U.S. and Europe playing shows and festivals as they prepare for the release of ‘Colours’.
Check out the ‘Colours’ track listing and tour dates after the cut.