5 GB With Graffiti 6; Playing Vinyl Tomorrow, Feb. 7

By Eileen Tilson/ @tktalt_tn

I am not a passive music consumer. Generally when I find something I like, I tend to fixate upon it for some time. I actively seek new music on a daily basis, so when I do stumble upon something that really gets me, I just can’t help to want to tell every person that I know. The first time I heard Graffiti6, on Sirius XM, I was hooked. Now I am already a huge fan of the sweet doo-whoppy sound that has so quaintly found its way back into our speakers, and Graffiti6 follows suit right behind those Brilliant British, who have been churning out acts like Amy Winehouse, Adele, PlanB, etc. Writer/producer/DJ, Tommy (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kylie Minogue, KT Tunstall) and artist/frontman/songwriter Jamie Scott (of Jamie Scott & The Town who toured with Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson previously)The band has had songs in MTV’s Teen Wolf, VH1’s Basketball Wives, VH1’s Football WivesOne Tree HillGrey’s AnatomyCovert AffairsSuits, Free Agents, The Secret Circle, FIFA 2012 and CSI: NY. They were nominated the week of November 1, 2010, for mtvU’s The Freshman title.They have been made MTV’s Push Artists and Ones to Watch in 2011 by MTV and The New York Post. Jamie joined us as part of our 5GB series before they join Augustana tomorrow at Vinyl.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

I grew up listening to old music, and the first show I ever remember seeing was the Everly Brothers in London when I was about eight years old.

What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?

So far, all these gigs we have been doing in America have been amazing. The crowd is just different over here, more lively. It’s been great.

What is the best gig you have ever been to?

I think there are probably two that stand out in my head the most. First was probably when I saw Livingston “Liv” Taylor at the Jazz Cafe in London. The second would have to be seeing the Arctic Monkeys in Holland. They just put on such an amazing live show.

Gig you would most like to play?

Well I think growing up as a kid in England, America was always the stage you wanted t0 get on, and I don’t’ think you can get any more accomplished until you have played Madison Square Garden.

What would be the lineup for your dream gig?

Yeah, ok I got this. It would be at The Troubadour, and we would be opening for Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Then out would walk out Joni Mitchell, and Marvin Gaye. There would be an after party to this show as well where Elton John would come out and entertain all of us.

Catch Graffiti6 with Augustana tomorrow at Vinyl


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