James Gillespie


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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' is from a young man bringing a sorely-missed, natural enigma with only his voice and his stories.

Following its UK premiere on Complex, 'What You Do' has received effusive support from as string of tastemaker blogs including Hilly Dilly and The 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").
The track has already amassed over 5 million streams on Spotify and hit #7 in the UK Top 50 Viral Charts.

Signed to UK indie label Operator Records and Good Soldier Publishing (the 1975, Biffy Clyro, Birdy) - one to watch for 2017.

James Gillespie

James Gillespie