BRIAN JAMIESON is one of Scottish music's most relentlessly hard- working artists. For almost 20 years he has always seemed to find new and fresh ideas. He started at the tender age of 14, working on songs in his brother-in-law’s home studio whom was always keen to let Brian on the mic to do a wee rap now and again. Inspired by artists like PUBLIC ENEMY / ICE CUBE / KRS ONE / CYPRESS HILL his heart was set on him becoming a rapper after seeing MAJOR THREAT opening for GUNSHOT at the Cathouse in Glasgow. Rapping with a Scottish accent became a certainty whilst watching legendary act POWER MOVE rip up the same venue a few months later with their slow and funky take on HIP HOP with a Glasgow slang.
There was an open mic that night and Brian decided he was gonna jump up and rhyme in his native tongue for the 1st time. It was a pivotal night as most of the guys at the open mic have become lifelong friends and musical collaborators.
Brian's 1st release was the cassette EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED in 1996 and since then he has produced a never ending slew of innovative material. Brian is best known as the man behind legendary Scottish HIP HOP act DAMAGED GOODZ but has also released HEAVY METAL,FOLK and PUNK records with SKELETON VERSE,CROFT NO5 and THE PARADOX, as well as dipping his toes in "Horrorcore" with DEF CONCERTO, and moving into bizarre Monty Pythonesque territory with latest band THE DANGER CHOKES.
Opened shows for... 50 CENT * XZIBIT * THE GAME * BUSTA RHYMES * LLOYD BANKS * THE STREETS * BLACK EYED PEAS SUGARHILL GANG * GRANDMASTER FLASH * AFRIKA BAMBAATAA * TASK FORCE * GOLDIE LOOKING CHAIN * SCARS ON BROADWAY * PRONG * POP WILL EAT ITSELF * HEAVENS BASEMENT * NECRO * EL-P (Run the Jewels) * EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER * 101% PANTERA
Played legendary venues like.. S E C C (2 Nights) * BARROWLANDS (3 Nights) * 02 ACADEMY (3 nights) * O2 ABC * GLASGOW GARAGE * KING TUTS WAH WAH HUT * BRIXTON ACADEMY * ALEXANDRA PALACE
Releases... (White label) EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED EP.Releases... (Powercut Productions) DELIVERIN THA GOODZ EP KEYS TO THE CITY EP BRAINWAVES/HUSTLE 2003 CLYDE BUILT LP SPIN CYCLE 50/50 LP AUDIOBIOGRAPHY LP .Releases... (Watercolour Music) CHEMICAL IMBALANCE EP THE VOCALIST EP CALL OF THE WILD/CN5 EP THE PARADOX "The Poet Versus The Town Crier" EP THE PARADOX "Bleeding By Example" LP THE PARADOX "F**k Your Comfort Zone" EP SKELETON VERSE "The Storm before The Calm VOL I & II" EP SKELETON VERSE "Burst Balloons" Single SKELETON VERSE "Alcoholocaust" Single TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN AXES DODGED EP THE HANGMAN W/Nick Turner Single TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN ACQUIRED DESTINATIONS EP THE DANGER CHOKES "Thugz Need Hugz" Maxi Single Releases... (Kriminal Records) BLISSPHEMY LP AND THE REST IS HISTORY LP DEF CONCERTO "Heartless Art Crematorium" EP
Radio... 3x live sessions on BBC RADIO 1 1x live session for BBC RADIO SCOTLAND 1x live session on XFM 3x live session on SUNNY GOVAN Top 3 track of the year for BBC Introducing Scotland in 2003 for the song "Brainwaves" Constant radio support for projects spanning 10 years
Television... Live performance and Interview on STV GLASGOW's RIVERSIDE SHOW where he performed 2 songs live Critical Acclaim... DAILY RECORD * HIP HOP CONNECTION * THE SUN * THE SKINNY * NEWS OF THE WORLD * POWERPLAY * HIGHLAND NEWS * UNDERCOVER * IS THIS MUSIC?
- Age: 39
- Location: Glasgow
- Website: http://website.com