Tobacco Dock, London
31 October - 2 November 2019
Tobacco Dock, London 31 October - 2 November 2019
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Tobacco Dock, London 31 October - 2 November 2019

James Gillespie


The Art of Songwriting

  • 15:15 - 16:15
  • Saturday 10 November
  • Songwriting
  • The Cockpit Room

    About James

    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.

    Having released just 5 singles, James Gillespie has amassed an impressive 30 million streams. This ever-growing excitement from his listening fans has been reflected in his press pick-up, having had premieres with Complex and taste maker blogs such as 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").

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