Jamie Freeman is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer who fronts The Jamie Freeman Agreement. He is the brother of the actor Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock, The Office) and the musician Tim Freeman (Frazier Chorus). He and his wife Stevie co-founded Union Music Store in Lewes, East Sussex. He is a member of the Americana Music Association (Nashville) and Americana Music Association UK.
Freeman's primary instrument is guitar but he is also a drummer. He started drumming at the age of 13 and played with Brighton alt.country rockers Salter Cane for eight years. He usually plays electric and acoustic guitar with The Jamie Freeman Agreement, and occasionally mandolin. In the studio he also plays keyboards, bass, lap steel and percussion.
Two songs on Freeman's second album were co-written with Amy Tudor, a poet from Kentucky.
Freeman's first album Just You, released under his own name, was described as "a perfect blend of UK folk/American roots" by Gilded Palace. The follow up 100 Miles From Town was released under the band's name The Jamie Freeman Agreement and features guest appearances by several respected artists including Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan, Richard Smith, The Good Lovelies. Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) was consultant producer on the album.
"the 'Hasia Dreams' EP is a well-timed reminder to the world at large, that here in England we have a songwriter capable of matching the best." – FATEA
"...there are certainly echoes of classic country rock, a little psychedelia, pop rock, even an occasional folksiness, but it is very much a song driven mini album (or is it e.p?) that bows to no particular style, instead choosing to let the lyrics do the talking whilst using whatever instrumentation he thought necessary to get the best out of the songs. I suspect he and most other musicians will find it very difficult to top this excellent recording!" – American Roots UK
"This is a great CD that should be nominated for Best Album at the Folk Awards" 4.5 Stars – Maverick Magazine
"100 Miles From Town – the Jamie Freeman Agreement set about defining English Americana" – FATEA
|Just You||2011||Union Music Store||CD/Digital|
|100 Miles From Town||2013||Union Music Store||CD/Digital|
|Hasia Dreams||2017||Union Music Store||CD/Digital|
|Jamie Freeman||Just You||Album||2011||Union Music Store|
|Zoe Brownrigg||Not Once Did I See Your Face||EP||2011|
|The Self Help Group||Not Waving, But Drowning||Album||2012|
|The Jamie Freeman Agreement||100 Miles From Town||Album||2013|
|Police Dog Hogan||Home (Remix)||Remix track for the Moutarde! vinyl EP (produced by Al Scott)||2015|
|Mark Chadwick||No Change||Track from Land of Hope and Fury compilation||2015|
|Lucy Ward||Bigger Than That||2015|
|Phil Jones||New Homes||2015|
|The Jamie Freeman Agreement||Homes For Heroes||2015|
|The Self Help Group||Funeral Drum||2015|
|The Self Help Group||Dead Stars||Album||2015|
|Noble Jacks||What The Hammer||Album||2017|
|Ben Norris||Title TBC||Album in production||2018 TBC|
|Jamie Freeman||Hasia Dreams||5 song EP. Track 3 produced by Rebecca Lovell (Larkin Poe).||2017|
The Self Help Group (Not Waving But Drowning, Dead Stars)
"The actual sound is a huge tribute to producer Jamie Freeman, giving great depth and openness to the recording but never overdoing the instrumentation, imbuing the whole disc with a power and drive that really shouldn't be possible when taking into account the mellowness of the music. – American Roots UK
"Dead Stars is the bands second studio outing, impeccably produced by Jamie Freeman" – Brighton's Finest
"Working with the same producer as the on the first album, the album is again a small masterpiece" FATEA
The Jamie Freeman Agreement (100 Miles From Town)
"It is high quality, beautifully written, arranged, sung, played and produced music that keeps the listener in thrall... and when it comes to the production there is a lovely clear open spacey feel even on songs with a fuller instrumentation. He seems to have an instinctive 'knack' for getting everything perfectly in balance and co-ordinated, and yet there is always a strong dramatic edginess to the performances and sound." American Roots UK
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