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Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Yost is known for his deft ability to craft songs and a voice far from shy of raw emotion.

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 100,000 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 and for fans of artists such as Bon Iver, Dermot Kennedy 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 sharing a stage with Newton Faulkner. He is set to release new music in 2020 ahead of his latest single ‘Sunrise’.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Soul, Folk, Traditional church music, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

All along the watchtower - Bob Dylan
Don't let me down - The Beatles
At Last - Etta James
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Wicked Game - Chris Issac
Mans World - James Brown
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
No Diggity - Thrift Shop
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Closer - Kings of Leon
Beautiful Escape - Tom Misch
Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys
Nightcall - Kavinsky
Talk is Cheap - Chet Faker
Worry - Jack Garratt
Need it - Half Moon Run
Stronger than me - Amy Winehouse
I'd rather go blind - Etta James
A change gonna come - Sam Cooke
Iron Sky - Paolo Nutini
This is Love - Will Heard
Almost cut my hair - Corsbys, Still, Nash & Young
Knife Edge - Matt Corby
This World - Charles Bradley
Your The One That I Want - Grease
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I try to be as flexible as possible. If your date changes I will do the absolute best I can to make sure I am available on the new date arranged.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Unfortunately not.

How much time do you need to set up?

Set up time is minimal if the set is solo. (Approx 30mins) If the set is duo or trio it could take a little longer. (Approx 1hr)

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course! Take your pick.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course, I offer this service for my wedding packages and can also offer it for a normal gig with an extra fee.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Usually I get complimented on my voice. My set list isn't always the most well known but people normally don't seem to mind because they enjoy my vocal.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in many venues across the south west and played some great festivals. Boardmasters, Cornwall Leopalooza, Cornwall Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth Blues Bar & Grill, Plymouth The Morley Arms, Plymouth Rockets & Rascals, Plymouth Higher Eggbeer Farm, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Cavern, Exeter

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ben Howard Paolo Nutini Bon Iver Matt Corby

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Sofar Sounds, Bath (Sold Out) St Pancras Old Church, London Supporting Haunt the Woods. (Sold Out) Carnglaze Cavern, Cornwall Supporting Haunt the Woods (500ppl Sold Out) The Social, Gabrielle Aplin Never Fade Sessions, London (Sold Out) The Barbican Theatre (130ppl Sold Out) Boston Tea Party Headline Show (Sold Out)


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£65
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£350
Wedding Package
This package is for weddings. This includes : Full PA Hire 2 hrs Live Music 1-2 Songs of your choice learnt and performed.


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Roland M, 3 years ago

Link to full review http://listenwithmonger.blogspot.com/2018/04/jamie-yost-ep-launch-live-review.html So, that’s dinner over with and I’m stuffed but now it’s time for the show so pull up a chair. Jamie Yost is a Torquay native who has been adopted by Plymouth and he’s quickly become one of the leading lights of the city’s burgeoning music scene. Surrounded by some of the most talented musicians the city has to offer, Yost nervously straps on his guitar and welcomes the crowd to rapturous applause. Working through a set of his own songs, Yost shows a soulfulness and depth far beyond his years not to mention a voice that could melt a heart at a hundred paces. Switching effortlessly between electric and acoustic (traditional and lap), Yost also spends some time sitting behind a piano and you have to wonder at the musical ability of a man who has clearly spent just as much time crafting the songs as he has practicing the art of playing. There is a spine-tingling moment when the sell-out crowd sings the chorus of recent single ‘Stay’ back at Yost, nearly knocking him off his stride, but it’s no surprise as it’s a serious hook with mass appeal. Jamie Yost The band take a well-earned break and so Yost treats us to some solo material including early song ‘Small Town’ about growing up in his native Torquay. As the band re-join their leader, the set builds to a triumphant and atmospheric climax with the drumming of Dan Johnson adding an intensity that burrows in to your every sense. A standing ovation closes out the night and we’re left in no doubt that we’ve just witnessed the transition of a musician moving from promising local talent to serious contender and it was a delight to be part of.

Http://listenwithmonger.blogspot.com/2019/03/jamie-yost-single-review.html, 2 years ago

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