Jamie Hartman (born September 1971) is a British musician and songwriter, and is signed to Flat Cap Records as an artist. Previously billed as Ben's Brother, he is now releasing albums under his own name, and signed to Reverb Music as a writer
As a BMI Award winning songwriter/producer and Ivor Novello & Brit Award nominee with over 150 cuts to his name, Hartman has written for, produced or recorded/performed with many major label artists, including but not limited to Christina Aguilera, Adam Lambert, Katharine McPhee, Will Young, Emma Bunton, Joss Stone, Jason Mraz, Erick Morillo, Anastacia, Natalie Imbruglia, Casey Abrams, Andy Grammer, The Wanted, and Westlife.
In late 2010 Jamie relocated to Los Angeles, California and is currently working with some of America’s top artists, writers, and producers out of his recording studio in Santa Monica. He is currently signed to Reverb Music Publishing in the UK, and Reservoir Media Music Publishing in the US.
His music has featured on everything from commercials and television shows to movies - from early beginnings writing jingles for the likes of Macdonalds, Dr Pepper, Kodak, Weight Watchers and many others, to his own artist recordings like Stuttering (Kiss Me Again) for Dentyne Ice, Let Me Out on Grays Anatomy, Beauty Queen on Pretty Little Liars and Happy New Year being his most recent UK television placement. As a co-writer he has penned hits for other artists like Will Young (All Time Love - number 1 on the UK airplay charts and nominated for a Brit Award) and many more.
Hartman is also a singer and has fronted his own band, Ben's Brother. He has released records through Island Records (Universal) & EMI. Their first album, Beta-Male Fairytales, reached number 14 on the UK Albums Chart, achieving silver disc status with UK sales of over 100,000. It included the single, "Let Me Out", which was nominated in the 2008 Ivor Novello Award Category "Best Song - Musically and Lyrically", going up against two songs by Amy Winehouse, "You Know I'm No Good" and "Love Is A Losing Game".
Ben's Brother recorded a second studio album in 2008, Battling Giants, which would be released by Island Records in 2009. The album contained two major collaborations, "Stalemate" with Joss Stone (album version) and Anastacia (single version) and "Battling Giants" with Jason Mraz.
Hartman recorded his latest solo album III in Los Angeles, with acclaimed record producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Augustana). The record was released in early 2012 and both of the first two singles Happy New Year and Girlwise were Top 40 Airplay successes, Records of The Week and A-listed at Radio 2, and the album itself won the coveted Album Of The Week Spot on BBC Radio 2, Europe's biggest Radio station. Hartman announced via the Band's Facebook page that the album (entitled "III") would be released as a "Jamie Hartman album, not a Ben's Brother one".
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2011||"Happy New Year"||—||III|
|2012||"Un nouveau jour" (with Merwan Rim)||—||L'échappée (Merwan Rim album)|