Jamie Scott, born on 12 February 1984, is a British singer, songwriter and producer. Scott also wrote and produced music under the name J.S. Baylin and was the writer and lead vocalist behind the band Jamie Scott & The Town. Scott was also part of the duo Graffiti6.
In 2009 Scott started actively working as a songwriter for other artists, his first break came with a song called 'Don't Go' on the 5 times platinum selling JLS debut album, soon followed by the hit single "Heartbeat" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Nicole Scherzinger. In 2010 Scott self penned a song called 'More Than This' which was pitched to a new boy band called One Direction and this was the start of Scott's working relationship through all 5 One Direction Albums, including co-writing singles, 'Story of my Life', 'Night Changes' and 'Drag Me Down' amongst others.
As a writer and producer Scott has sold over 25 million albums, 15 million singles, had 8 UK No.1 albums, 4 US Billboard No.1 albums and 5 top 10 Uk singles. Scott has worked with many artists including One Direction, Hurts, Ady Suleiman, Tom Odell, Birdy, Izzy Bizu, Michael Kiwanuka, Enrique Iglesias, Ron Sexsmith, 5SOS, The Vamps, Little Mix, Olly Murs, Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware, Rag’n’Bone Man, Christina Perri, Rudimental and Ed Sheeran. He also features on Example's single 'Millionaires'.
Scott started playing guitar at age seven and the piano when he was twelve. Scott self-taught himself on every instrument. 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, Bob Dylan, Carol King, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young Jamie Scott formed a duo in college and played acoustic shows in London. During this time, an aunt, who was dying, bought him a new piano. For the next years of his life, Jamie Scott spent his time playing records and writing music.
Scott never listened to popular, contemporary music while he was growing up. Scott started his musical career by pursuing a publishing deal with the idea of strong music for other artists. 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 writer and 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, Ginuwine and One Republic.
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. Jamie Scott performs the song in the film, and he also has a brief part as the character Colin.
In 2007, and recording under the name of Jamie & The Town, “Park Bench Theories” was recorded and went on to sell over 100,000 records worldwide.
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 and to date has sold over 150,000 records world-wide.
In 2015 Jamie recorded another solo album entitled “My Hurricane” – his first solo venture to be released through his own record label - Catherine Records.
In late 2015 Scott founded publishing company Catherine Songs and record label Catherine Records to facilitate up and coming songwriters and artists respectively. Scott is working with writers/producers Mike Needle (One Direction), and Dan Bryer (One Direction), as well as Catherine Records first signing, singer/songwriter River Matthews, with plans to release his debut LP in 2018.