24-year-old James Bay has announced himself to the music world in 2015. After releasing a couple of EPs he has now released his hit debut full-length album, Chaos and the Calm. It contains the singles “Let It Go” and “Hold Back the River” which have gained him plenty of airplay and the Critics Choice Award at this year’s Brit Awards.
As a youngster growing up in the quiet British town of Hitchin he turned to learning to play guitar after hearing the Eric Clapton song “Layla”. Hours of practicing in his bedroom led to him attending the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and then performing at open mic nights. It was at one of these nights that fan recorded him, uploaded it to YouTube and shortly thereafter he was signed to the same label as James Blake, Florence and the Machine and Lorde.
Now he has toured as the opening act on the Hozier world tour and presently is starting a small tour of his own.
-Date: April 25, 2015
-Venue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Price: $26.90 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 7:00 p.m.)
-Opening Act: Marc Scibilia