Singer hopes for success in competition to launch music career

Singer hopes for success in competition to launch music career

Singer hopes for success in competition to launch music career

First published in Leisure latest news

A SINGER songwriter from south east London is hoping his years of practice will help him to win a competition to launch his music career.

Former music teacher at Plumstead Manor School, Jamie France - who teaches guitar, drums and singing to youngsters – has entered the Samsung Launching People Project.

As well as help to launch his music career, the prize involves mentoring from Paloma Faith.

It would be a huge opportunity for Jamie who won praise from the Brit-nominated singer earlier in the year when he posted a cover version of her song Can’t Rely on You on Youtube.

Jamie, who is self-taught and has written more than 500 songs since he was 11, said: “I have dedicated hours and years of my life writing music. I am most comfortable when I am behind my guitar writing a song.

“As a writer, I listen to a wide range of music from various genres and styles and try to absorb it all like a sponge.

“The Samsung Launching People project is great because it gives creative people a platform to launch their ideas and grow as an artist, potentially taking their career to the next level. “There are a lot of raw, talented people out there that need to be heard and developed. That’s why a project like this is great.”

Check out Jamie’s Twitter @ParisJamie for more and details on how to vote

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