Baritone & Vocal Percussionist: The Swingles | Conductor | Workshop Leader
Jamie studied Music at the University of York and undertook the vocal performance Masters programme at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction
He is Baritone & Vocal Percussionist for the 5-time Grammy award winning group The Swingles and co-founder of the Stay at Home Choir, a 24,000 member global choir, with conductor Tori Longdon.
In 2021 Stay at Home Choir won the RPS Inspiration Award.
After leaving the Royal Academy of Music, Jamie worked closely with Gareth Malone as an arranger and vocal coach for his two shows, The Naked Choir and Gareth’s Best in Britain, going on to join Gareth in his choir ‘Voices’ for a UK tour and subsequent recordings.
As a singer Jamie has performed at the BBC Proms, Shakespeares Globe, and as a soloist at The Barbican for The Britten Sinfonia Voices, and sings at the Tower of London Chapel Royal. He has appeared on numerous film soundtracks as a session singer with London Voices and Audio Network.
A passionate and engaging educator, Jamie works with Welsh National Opera, Garsington Opera, Spitalfields Music, The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia, and the National Youth Choir’s of Great Britain as a vocal animateur, and workshop leader, alongside conducting the London Youth Choir Cambiata Boys Choir and Billericay Choral Society. He delivers a wide range of workshops for all ages exploring multiple genres and beatboxing, and has developed a music theory teaching application for schools; Muso.
RPS Enterprise Award
Jamie is delighted to have received support from the RPS Enterprise Fund in association with Harriet’s Trust.