Jamie Scott

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Jamie Scott
Also known as J.S. Baylin
Born (1984-02-12) 12 February 1984 (age 30)
Genres Indie, acoustic, alternative, rock, folk
Years active 2002–present
Labels Sony BMG, Polydor, Capitol, Virgin Records
Associated acts Graffiti6
Website www.jamie-scott.com

Jamie Scott (born 12 February 1984) is a British singer, songwriter and producer. Jamie Scott also wrote and produced music under the name J.S. Baylin[1] and was the writer and lead vocalist behind the band Jamie Scott and The Town. Scott is heavily influenced by 1970s artists like Cat Stevens and James Taylor, and also by neo-soul artists like D'Angelo. He has appeared in Step Up, where he sang on a song on the soundtrack. Scott relocated to Los Angeles in 2011 where he worked on an collaboration with TommyD called Graffiti6, they were signed to Capitol Records. Scott is now living back in the UK and is preparing to release his first solo record since 2007 on Virgin Records in the USA. Scott has had major success as a song writer with many artists and is one of the main collaborators with UK boy band sensations One Direction, including singles "Story Of My Life", "You & I", "Midnight Memories" and "More Than This".


Early life[edit]

Scott started playing guitar and piano at age seven. He grew up listening to his parents’ classic albums, and was influenced by artists like Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. Inspired by singer/songwriters Simon & Garfunkel, Jamie Scott formed a duo in college and played acoustic shows in London. During this time, a dying aunt bought him a new piano. For the next three years, Jamie Scott spent his time playing records and writing music.

Music career[edit]

According to his website, Scott never listened to popular, contemporary music while he was growing up.[2] Scott started his musical career by pursuing a publishing deal for music written for someone else to sing. When Jamie Scott sent his demo tape to publishers, they responded that they liked his voice and wanted him to sing the songs for himself. Because of this, Scott signed a contract with Sony Music in 2002. He then teamed up with producer Toby Smith, a former keyboardist from Jamiroquai, to work on his full-length album. As he was working on this album, Jamie Scott played solo shows with only his acoustic guitar. He then played a Blues & Soul magazine tour. Following that, he performed with artists such as Alicia Keys, Ryan Adams, Carleen Anderson, Gabrielle, Kelly Clarkson, Mario Winans, and Ginuwine.[3]

Scott writes music on his guitar and piano, and always starts with the song first. He insists that he cannot write in a format specifically to get onto the radio. Scott’s songwriting is a way for him to make sense of life and relationships. The lyrics for his song "Just" were inspired by The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. According to his website, the song "Searching" is about trying to make it in the record industry and not listening to people who try to bring you down. But it could also apply to any situation where a person lacks confidence, but is trying to appear strong.

Scott’s full-length album, then titled Soul Searching, was scheduled to be out in early 2005. However, due to the merger between Sony and BMG, production got delayed. His song, "Made", is on the soundtrack to the motion picture Step Up.[4] Jamie Scott performs the song in the film, and he also has a brief part as the character Colin.[5] He also plays guitar while Drew Sidora is performing "Til the Dawn".

In 2011, Scott started working with music producer Tommy D, under the name Graffiti6. The duo's song "Stare into the Sun" has been used by The Sun newspaper as part of the "Seize the summer" advertising campaign and also in the Dutch commercial for Wieckse beer. In late 2011, the collaboration found early success with their music being used on a few big television shows including Greys Anatomy, CSI New York and Covert Affairs. The pair signed with Capitol Records in the US. The album Colours was released in early 2012.[dated info]

Scott has written and produced for many artists including Arlissa, Michael Kiwanuka, One Direction, Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Marsha Ambrosius, Ron Sexsmith, JLS, The Vamps, Little Mix.

He also features in Example's single "Millionaires" and Wally Lopez's "You Can't Stop the Beat".

In October 2013, Scott announced on Twitter that has recorded a new record called "My Hurricane" as a solo artist, to be released on Virgin Records in 2014.


Scott & Wilson also co-founded The Angelface in 2012. The Angelface is a publishing, management and production house which is currently based in Shepherd's Bush, London. The writers and producers include; Jamie Scott, Nick Hartman (writer/producer), Squires (producer/writer) and Mike Lewis (writer). The latest artist been developed is Milly Pye, who recently was tipped by MTV and is starring in the Coca-Cola advert.



Jamie Scott and The Town



  • 2004 "Just"— UK Singles Chart|UK #29
  • 2005 "Searching"—UK #32
  • 2007 "When Will I See Your Face Again"—UK #41
  • 2008 "Standing In The Rain"
  • 2010 "Stone In My Heart EP"



  • "Don't Go" (2008)

Enrique Iglesias

Dane Bowers

  • "All She Needs" (2010)

Emin (Emin Agalarov) (2010)

  • "Obvious" single
  • "Wonder"
  • "One Last Dance"
  • "Hold You in My Arms"

Michael Kiwanuka

One Direction

Marcus Collins

  • "Love & Hate" (2013)
  • "Don't Surrender" (2013)
  • "Break These Chains" (2013)



  • "Jealous (Blue)" (2013)

5 Seconds of Summer

  • "Over and Over" (2013)

Matt Cardle & Melanie C

Little Mix

  • "Towers" (2013)

The Vamps (British band)

Christina Perri

  • "Be My Forever" feat Ed Sheeran (2014)
  • "Shot Me in the Heart" (2014)

Colbie Caillat

  • "If You Love Me, Let Me Go" (2014)

Ella Henderson

  • "All Again" (2014)

Marsha Ambrosius

  • "Love" (2014)


Additional tracks
  1. 2006: "Made" (Step Up soundtrack)
  2. 2007: "Olivia" (Available on the "When Will I See Your Face Again" CD single)
  3. 2008: "Smile" (Available on the "Standing in the Rain" CD single)
  4. 2008: "Bleeding Love" (Available on the "Standing in the Rain" CD single)
  5. 2008: "Valerie" (Available on the "Standing in the Rain" CD single)
  6. 2008: "I Miss You" (Available on Belgium iTunes Music Download Store)

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 Euphoria Album of the Year Nominated

American Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Take Me Home Rock/Pop Album of the Year Won


  • 27 Dresses - writer and performer of "Lady West"


  1. ^ "J. S. Baylin at ARTISTdirect.com - Free J. S. Baylin Music Videos, Downloads, News, Biography, MP3, Lyrics and More". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Jamie Scott's Official Website". Jamie-scott.com. 1982-02-12. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  3. ^ his website
  4. ^ Step Up (2006) - Soundtracks
  5. ^ Step Up (2006) - Full cast and crew
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 485. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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