Jamie Woon

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Jamie Woon
Born (1983-03-29) 29 March 1983 (age 31)
Origin New Malden, Kingston upon Thames, London, England
Genres Electronica, R&B, soul, trip hop, post-dubstep, downtempo
Occupations Singer-songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2006 – present
Labels Candent Songs, Polydor Records
Associated acts Burial
Website jamiewoon.com

Jamie Woon (born 29 March 1983) is a British singer, songwriter and producer signed to Polydor who gained widespread acclaim in 2010 for his single, "Night Air", which was co-produced by Burial, following his previous independent release, "Wayfaring Stranger" EP.[1]

Biography[edit]

The Eurasian son of a Malaysian Chinese father, and Scottish mother (Celtic singer Mae McKenna who also has Irish ancestry), he was born and raised in New Malden in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, before his parents divorced.[2] He was educated at Sacred Heart RC Primary School (New Malden), S.T Catherines RC Middle School (Raynes Park) & Wimbledon College (Wimbledon). He later attended the BRIT School, where he graduated the year behind Amy Winehouse, whom he later supported live.[3][4]

Woon's sound and style is described as soul inflected vocals backed by samplers and programming, or a single guitar track. He describes his music as "... R&B, it's groove-based vocal-led music ..."[2]

On 4 January 2011, the BBC announced that Woon had been placed fourth in the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll.[3]

Woon's debut album is entitled Mirrorwriting and was released on 18 April 2011 via Polydor Records.[5]

On 1 May 2012, Woon announced that he had to cancel several upcoming shows due to an injury.[6] Since then, there has been a lull in his activities.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[7]
BEL (FLA)
[8]
BEL (WAL)
[9]
DEN
[10]
NOR
[11]
NLD
[12]
SWI
[13]
Mirrorwriting 15 9 29 17 14 38 50
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Album Title Album details
Wayfaring Stranger
  • Released: 19 February 2007[14]
  • Label: Live Recordings
  • Formats: LP, digital download
iTunes Festival: London 2007
  • Released: 24 September 2007[15]
  • Label: Onetaste
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[7]
BEL (FLA)
[8]
BEL (WAL)
[9]
DEN
[10]
FRA
[16]
NLD
[12]
2007 "Robots" non-album single
2010 "Night Air" 67 15 29 Mirrorwriting
2011 "Lady Luck" 76 29 71 14 84 56
2012 "Shoulda"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2007 "Wayfaring Stranger" Sophie Clements[17]
2008 "Spirits"
2010 "Night Air" Lorenzo Fonda[18]
2011 "Lady Luck"

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"January" 2013 Disclosure Settle
"This Is What It Feels Like" BANKS London EP

Remixes[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"Video Games" 2012 Lana Del Rey Born to Die

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2011 MOBO Awards Best Newcomer N/A Nominated [19]
Sound of... BBC Sound of 2011 N/A Nominated [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AshMeikle (4 September 2010). "The return of the talented Jamie Woon". Shout4Music.com. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Geoghegan, Kevin (4 January 2011). "BBC Sound of 2011: Jamie Woon". BBC News. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Jamie Woon". BBC Music. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Lester, Paul (5 November 2010). "New band of the day : Jamie Woon (No 903)". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Wear My Heart on My Sleeve". Wotyougot. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Jamie Woon: Important Announcement (retrieved 1 February 2013)
  7. ^ a b "Jamie Woon – UK Charts". www.chartstats.com/. 
  8. ^ a b "Jamie Woon – Belgium (Flanders) Charts". ultratop.be/nl/ Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ a b "Jamie Woon – Belgium (Wallonia) Charts". ultratop.be/fr/ Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ a b "Jamie Woon – Danish Charts". danishcharts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  11. ^ "Jamie Woon – Norwegian Charts". norwegiancharts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  12. ^ a b "Jamie Woon – Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl/ Hung Medien. 
  13. ^ "Jamie Woon – Swiss Charts". hitparade.ch/ Hung Medien. 
  14. ^ "Wayfaring Stranger Ep: Jamie Woon: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "iTunes – Music – iTunes Festival: London 2007 – EP by Jamie Woon". iTunes Store. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Jamie Woon – French Charts". lescharts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  17. ^ "" (5 February 2007). "Wayfaring Stranger (dir. Sophie Clements)". YouTube. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  18. ^ "Jamie Woon – "Night Air (Deadboy Remix)"". Stereogum. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  19. ^ "MOBO Awards 2011: Winners in full". Digital Spy. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 

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