Singer-songwriter & rhythm guitarist

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Born in Sutton Coldfield in 1981 & grew up in a sleepy village in south Staffs. He spent his childhood absorbing his parents' old record collection & on TV watching TOTP. 

Mesmerized by 80s Rock icons including Queen, Bowie, U2, Bon Jovi, Live Aid. Later as a teen he got swept up in the 90s 'Britpop' era & the icons it encapsulated including Oasis, Blur, Pulp, the Gallagher & their semi-biographical lyrics, & stories of the British everyman.

Always a restless, creative mind Jamie first learned guitar aged 16, then embarked & graduated from a contemporary theater degree at MMU Cheshire in 2004 during which time he performed in a devised piece at Edinburgh Fringe festival.

He performed his West End debut in a variety show at London's Haymarket in 2006, a professional touring musical production in 2008, at which point he rediscovered his passion for the guitar & songwriting; he released his debut single "Perfect Night," & "Guilty Morning After" in 2011.

Between 2010 - 2013 he's performed at Gay Pride festivals in Birmingham, Manchester, Stoke & North Wales, at Upton Festival 2013, at Birmingham's Best Talent grand finals in 2013 hosted by Free Radio supported major 80s Rockers The Alarm at B'ham O2 Academy in 2013 & most recently at Open Mic UK 2016 Area finals at the B'ham NEC.

He's most recently released his Debut EP "Trials of a Modern Man" with dAudio Records.

Find out more about Matthew on his website.

www.jamieconnollyrocks.com

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