James Bay is an English alternative folk pop singer-songwriter from Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Starting his music career in 2013, he gained attention thanks to many a show at Communion's monthly night at Notting Hill Arts Club in London, leading him to be signed to Republic Records and releasing his debut EP, ‘The Dark Of The Morning’. His second EP, ‘Let It Go’, was released in 2014, and produced the single of the same name, which reached #10 in the UK Singles Chart.
Opening 2015 by being winning the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice, he released his debut album, ‘Chaos and the Calm’, in the March. The album gave him his first #1 in the UK Albums Chart, and reached #15 in the Billboard Hot 200 in the USA. Hold Back The River, taken from the album, reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart. The same year he played the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival and received three Grammy Award nominations.
He has headlined his own shows and tours across the UK, as well as shows as part of Bristol Summer Series, Sound Of The City, Forest Live and Mouth of The Tyne Festival.
James Bay has now announced his second album, 'Electric Light', his first new material since 2015's 'Chaos & The Calm'! It'll arrive on May 18 through Virgin EMI. He'll accompany its release with a world tour through the summer! Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information on Stereoboard below.