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Jaime Wyatt is a striking figure that walks the earth with an old soul.
Northwest-born and raised - and now residing in Los Angeles, California,
Wyatt's voice is a force, both rich and clear, which draws people in.
Comparisons are frequently drawn to Neko Case, Stevie Nicks, and at
she has been anointed a female Tom Petty. However, Nancy Wilson of
professed loving Wyatt’s "Punk Rock attitude." Wyatt is a dynamic
performer, dually noted as a powerhouse singer and stellar guitar
sailing between vintage 60s and 70s country/rock/soul anthems and
Now, with her backing band, The Bang Bang's (Ro Rowan on cello/bass and
Kane McGee on drums with no cymbals, percussion, keyboards, and backing
vocals), Wyatt and team are hitting the road, playing material from
new full-length, From Outer Space, and allowing Wyatt to return to her
From Outer Space tells the stories of heartbreak and redemption,
by a voice that is both rich and magnetic. Wyatt’s standout voice and
classic songwriting intuition has earned her features in several movies
and TV shows, most recently ABC’s Nashville. Also, as a band member of
Ashley Hamilton’s band, Ash & the Lonely Hearts, Jaime Wyatt regularly
appears in the E! reality TV show the Hamiltons & the Stewarts, which
in July 2015.
Touring in support of From Outer Space, Jaime Wyatt & The Bang Bang's
manage to make a lot of noise for three people, by way of multi-tasking
guitar, tasty loops, harmonica, acoustic guitar, banjo, electric guitar,
and a slew of vocals. Their set is both reflective and uplifting; a
Americana and alternative country sound, while drifting into elements of
60 & 70s rock & soul.
Working with noted producer Mark Howard, who has worked with the likes
Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, and Daniel Lanois, the result is
From Outer Space, which was a dream come true for Wyatt. Recorded at
home, something Howard is well-known for (Tom Waits' Real Gone - among
others), the album captures the magic and relaxed nature of her home
"When I heard Lucinda Williams' album World Without Tears, I knew there
was a special environment and energy being curated. There are
performances on the album, which are superior. There’s a tamed chaos
Mark was able to pull out of those players, an energy I have long-since
desired on my recordings," Wyatt says with excitement, discussing why
dreamed of working with Howard.
"My longtime writing partner Gregory Butler worked with Mark Howard in
England, at Peter Gabriel’s studio and he always said we’d be great
together. So he made the introduction and Mark and I stayed in touch
until the time was right," recalls Wyatt. "I sent iPhone recordings and
played some songs for Mark and we started making a list. At that point
time, I had written a lot of stories I am proud to sing about. I’ve got
songs, which empathize and empower. So if there was ever a right
this is it."
Amongst the tracks taking flight are “Come Home for December,” written
her sister battling heroin addiction, revealing their story of growing
together, loving reggae, and being bad kids. Also, an anthem for all
black sheep outcasts in "I Wanna Be Your Girl," a track expressing a
for second chances in “Even You,” and for the kids with limited means
making something out of nothing with what they can, "Heavy Metal Love.”
Of the songs, Howard states, "The one thing that struck me about Jaime
that she comes from the same place where Emmylou Harris and Lucinda
Williams comes from. She has that same soul in her voice and her
is up to that same greatness. She will be one of the next great
singer-songwriters to follow in their footsteps."
Originally discovered by Skip Williamson of L.A. indie label Lakeshore
Records while still living in her hometown of Tacoma, Washington, she
signed her first recording contract at 17. Her Lakeshore Records
self-titled EP was produced by Pete Droge, and delivered a windfall with
each and every song receiving placement in a major motion picture or
soundtrack, some of which included Wicker Park (“Lightswitch"), Midnight
Meat Train (song title), and Feast of Love (song title). The track
"Lightswitch" became a hit at college and indie radio in the U.S.
alongside stations across the European continent. Tiffany, of 80's pop
radio fame, covered her composition "Mind Candy” on her album Just Me.
This year, a song Wyatt penned with Pete Droge and Elaine Summers was
featured on ABC’s hit TV show Nashville.
Wyatt is a prolific songwriter and musician who maintains a busy writing
and touring schedule. She released two EPs with the group American
Bloomers, and in 2013 released a full-length album as a member of the
female Americana trio Calico. Now, she looks touring in support of From
Outer Space and sharing this collection of songs with audiences across