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Jay James (singer)

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Jay James
Also known as Jay James
Origin Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Genres pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Broadcaster
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website officialjayjames.com

Jay James (also known as Jay James Picton) is a Welsh recording artist, songwriter and broadcaster from Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire in Wales. He is a former Royal Navy Officer turned singer/songwriter.[1] James appeared in the finals of the 11th series of The X Factor.[2] He now presents a show at BFBS Radio.

Career[edit | edit source]

After a knee injury in the Royal Navy took him out of active service. He began singing and learning a guitar previously bought for a dare[3]. He was scouted by Universal in 2009 and released his first album Play It by Heart in 2012. The same year, he featured on the song "Fly" by Cinematic, released on Black Butter Records [4][5]

He appeared on the 11th series of The X Factor and was knocked out by Stevi Ritchie[6]

In 2015 he obtained a record deal with Moonshine Music and his second album.[7]

In 2015 Jay was voted 10th in HeatWorld’s / Heat / FHM Magazine’s Top 100 Hottest Hunks of 2015. He was also named 4th Sexiest man in Wales with Wales Online.[8] Jay performed to an electric crowd of 82,000 people at Twickenham Stadium for the annual

In 2016 he started working for BFBS Radio on the Big Friday Show with Hal Stewart.[9]

Discography[edit | edit source]

Albums[edit | edit source]

Singles[edit | edit source]

  • ‘FLY’ Black Butter Records
  • ‘Broken Heart’ Stax Records

Tours[edit | edit source]

  • Self Simply Red Live Nation
  • Self Rebecca Ferguson CAA / Live Nation
  • Self Jessie J CAA / Live Nation /SJM
  • Self XFACTOR LIVE TOUR 2015 Syco Entertainment
  • Self - Special Guest The Overtones UK 2016
  • Self - Special Guest The Overtones UK 2017

References[edit | edit source]


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