PRESENTED BY KEVIN
Jaime Regan is a British musician and singer-songwriter. After a few years of playing solo in Brighton, Jaime emigrated to New Zealand in 2003, where he formed his own indie-rock band, who quickly became popular on the local music scene and garnered a number of accolades from the national New Zealand Press for their atmospheric sound, energised performances and Jaime's distinctive voice.
However, torn between his family roots in the UK and the beauty of his newly-adopted home of New Zealand, Jaime finally returned to England after three years.
Arriving back in Brighton, he played solo for a short while, before forming a melodic indie-rock band until the winter of 2008, when Jaime put himself into a self-imposed hibernation, writing solo songs and making stripped back, intimate home recordings.
Emerging in the spring of 2009, he headed into Church Road Studios in Hove with a collection of demos, a headful of potential ideas and the intention of exploring the songs in the setting of a real studio, working with the talents of resident producer Julian Tardo. A few weeks later, the songs that would become the True North EP were wrapped in lush, layered vocal-harmonies, acoustic bass (courtesy of Eddie Myer from Turin Brakes) and Jaime's haunting vocals, but they still retain the warmth and intimacy of those home demos; the sound of a solitary singer playing his songs as though to a sole listener.
With the True North EP now complete, Jaime is booking gigs across the UK, Europe and beyond and has begun work on his album, due to be self-released in early 2011.
"[The True North EP] shows a songwriter at the top of his craft" - Vicki Anderson, The Press, NZ, April 2010
"...all the audience chatter died away as every eye turned on Jaime, mesmerised by his amazing voice" - Bill Smith, Latest 7, Brighton
"A great mix of early Bonnie 'Prince' Billy; mournful, slightly psychedelic, and brilliantly bleak" - Jeff Hemmings, Radio Reverb/Latest 7, Brighton
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