Jamie Pye

Posted by: on Aug 16, 2012 | One Comment

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Gross Photography

 *PLAYING SAINTS AND SAILORS IN PORTARLINGTON THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!*

At the tender age of 16, Jamie Pye is quickly becoming one of the most talked about names within the local Geelong music scene. Since picking up the guitar at age nine, and developing the special finger style/tapping technique he has since been wowing audiences and it is with his first debut album Vibrations, that The Night Vibe caught up with him recently.

The debut album from Pye includes ten instrumental tracks, which right from the very first moment of ‘Smile’ will have you tapping your feet and looking around to see where he is playing next. The influences on Jamie’s playing are quite diverse and the inspiration for writing a song can come from anywhere at any time. “I like a lot of different music, from Angus and Julia Stone to Foster the People and Gypsy and the Cat. In terms of my guitar playing, the main influences I think are Daniel Champagne, Andy McKee and Kim Churchill. I love the way in which they utilise their instruments for much more than just guitars. Their use of the body as a percussion instrument as well is also a main focus of mine to emulate” Jamie said.

Jamie states as we sit down at the foreshore in Queenscliff, one wintery afternoon. Having played at the Odyssey Tavern and Brewery in Mount Duneed lately, as well as spots at Spensers Live in Melbourne and in Airey’s Inlet, Jamie Pye’s gigging calendar isn’t letting up anytime soon, and with an album launch at Saints and Sailors in Portarlington on Saturday 18th August, Jamie is really excited about the upcoming months of gigging. “It’s really exciting that I’m going to be launching the CD in a couple of weeks. Hopefully I’ll get a good crowd and spread the word around about the album and just take things from there. I definitely want to play music forever though.”

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