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About Jarryd James
Over the last six months, Brisbane singer/songwriter Jarryd James has marked himself out as one of the most promising new pop talents to emerge from Australia. In the wake of his debut single 'Do You Remember' and the follow-up 'Give Me Something', Jarryd has scaled the dizzying heights of double platinum sales, heavy radio play, and sold-out national tours in his home country. Across the Tasman in New Zealand, he's a gold certified artist, and further abroad, making a steady ascent towards the top of iTunes and Shazam charts across Europe.
Later this year, Jarryd will release his debut album ‘Thirty One’ through Dryden Street/Universal in Australia and New Zealand, and Interscope in the US. Created with respected producers Pip Norman (Daniel Merriweather, AUS), Joel Little (Broods, Daniel Johns, NZ) and Malay (Frank Ocean, US), it's a sleek and genuine suite of ambient RnB songs. All universally relatable themes and generous warm-hearted energy, Thirty One delivers on the impressive yet understated promise of 'Do You Remember' and 'Give Me Something'. "I feel like I've won the lottery," Jarryd enthuses. "I found these three different people, from different parts of the globe, who get what I'm trying to do in three different ways. Our work together has all been based on love of music and mutual respect, no labels. This stuff doesn't happen every day, or most days."
Heralded by NME, Ed Sheeran, Vogue Australia, Triple J, Pigeons and Planes, Hilly Dilly and Pilerats as a major new talent, Jarryd is focused and completely in the moment. After performing nationally with Broods, Matt Corby, and Angus and Julia Stone, he's been warmly embraced by his own country. Single by single, listener by listener, show by show, the global pop world is coming around to his way of thinking. "I like the idea of reconnecting people with simple songs, bringing them back to why they liked music in the first place," Jarryd explains. "Nothing makes me happier than when I'm singing, opening my eyes and seeing people smiling. If I can evoke an emotion in someone, I'm stoked. That's all that matters."