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GETTING TO KNOW JAMIE PORTER
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Jamie Porter (Jamie Porter Music/Jamie Porter Band)
The slightest variation is your sound can make up that special uniqueness that establishes your sound and place in the creation of the music. I’m closing up the final touches of my 8 song Album about to release. The Vinyl edition will most likely become a part of the release.
The new album…
will be a collection of emotive tracks that I have written over a couple of years about love, life and a bit of rock n roll thrown into the mix because you can’t have life or love without a bit of rock n roll! I love the way the songs have turned out, there are some great riffs, melodies and hooks and it is a reflection of me and all the work I have been putting into my music over the years. The songs obviously come from my own feelings, experiences whether personal or something I have picked up on and written the song, but as I said previously I like to let the lyrics relate to a listeners perspective so they can relate a song to a situation/feeling in their own life.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with. I had to think about this a lot and even now I can think of so many others as well…Johnny Cash, because of the history, the song writing, the life! If you want someone who is living then Springsteen for much the same reasons. Legends.
I’m not running away..
This is a song about changing direction, about opening your eyes to what is going on around you, or not wanting to compromise who you are, removing yourself from a situation for whatever reason…something we all have to do at some point in our lives. It was written about a certain situation in my life, but looking back I can see how it relates to a number of situations. I wrote it in a way that hopefully enables the listener to relate it to situations in their own lives.
It is a song that I recorded the original scratch demo for in 2014, and I gigged it with the band quite a bit before it was part of the tracks I recorded in 2015/16 for the upcoming album. I recorded the tracks in my studio initially, laying down guitars, bass and keys over a scratch drum track and finally did a scratch vocal over the top to help with the final lyric writing and then finally recording the vocals and harmony tracks. After that I took all the tracks to a local studio for final drum tracks, editing, mixing and production, and mixed it with producer Russ Hayes who has worked on most of my recordings.