UK based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Yost has become a staple within the South West music scene. His deft ability to craft songs became quickly apparent with the worldwide success of his 2018 single “Runaway” surpassing 150,000 streams online. Yost has since caught the eye of prestigious festivals delivering a headline performance at Cambridge Folk Festivals “The Den” Stage in 2019. The singer-songwriter is far from shy of raw emotion with comparisons to Bon Iver, Matt Corby and Daughter.
Jamie Yost was born on August the 21st, 1994 in the seaside town of Torquay. He was relatively late to discovering his passion for music with Devon’s own powerhouse Ben Howard inspiring Yost to pick up the guitar at age 17. As Yost’s influences grew vaster from the likes of James Vincent Mcmorrow to Sam Cooke his music began to mature. At 19 he moved away from Torquay to study Graphic Design at Plymouth University and quickly discovered he couldn’t stay away from the music scene after performing live for the first time.
In 2017 Yost had become a well known name in the Plymouth music scene and quickly followed up his rise to popularity with the release of his debut EP “Aurora”. The record was released on April the 27th 2018 with a sell out launch at The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth. Yost spent most of 2019 recording, touring and shaping his sound with sought out band members to provide a more dynamic show. Yost finished off the year with an array of top tier festivals and support slots for some of his favourite artists including Nathan Ball, country duo Ward Thomas and even playing the same stage as Newton Faulkner. He is set to release a new EP in 2020 ahead of his latest single ‘Tremors’.
“Jamie is so mature in writing and singing that we might think he's been making music for decades.”
Music For Your Heart
“Blending folk, alt-pop, soul and a slither of Americana, Jamie Yost makes music designed to unlock the emotions and soothe the open wounds so whatever ails you right now, get yourself some of this on prescription.”
Roland Monger - Listenwithmonger