James Bay is tipped to become one of the next big artists! Here are seven facts you probably didn’t know about him ahead of his gigs at The Olympia Theatre this week…
1. He came second in BBC’s Sound of 2015
2. He learned to play the guitar from YouTube videos
3. He was inspired by artists such as Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen
4. He was handpicked to support the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in 2013
5. Taylor Swift approached him while he was supporting Hozier in the U.S. and said she listens to his music and likes the lyrics in his songs
6. He was discovered from a YouTube video that was uploaded by a cameraman at one of his gigs
7. He shares his name with a famous body of water in Canada, although he has never been to it. So he’s not the top Google search for ‘James Bay’!
James Bay will perform two SOLD OUT gigs at The Olympia Theatre this week on Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 October!