Graffiti6 impresses with “Free”
If you’re looking for new music or bands, an up-and-coming band to get into is Graffiti6. The British music duo of Tommy Danvers and Jamie Scott has gained popularity in the U.K. and is definitely worth giving a listen.
Multi-instrumentalist, U.K. writer/producer/DJ Tommy Danvers (who goes by the name TommyD) fell in love with hip-hop at age 17 and has since arranged and orchestrated concerts and recordings for artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Adele and Beyonce, to name a few.
Singer/songwriter Jamie Scott, who signed his first publishing deal at 20, already had several years experience as a solo artist. Rather than repackage Scott’s solo album, however, Scott and TommyD decided to start fresh and create all new music. Graffiti6, a name chosen by Scott and TommyD pointing randomly to words in a book, was born in 2009.
Graffiti6’s best feature is its musical variation. Every song has a different feel – its debut album Colours, has been called “an uncategorizable mélange of pop, psychedelia, R&B, and British Northern Soul.” “For me, the unexpectedness of the sound is the whole point,” Scott said on the band’s website. While each song is a surprise, they all have strong emotional connections. “I always right about things that have happened to me or I can immediately relate to,” Scott said in an interview.
The two-man band’s “Free” EP was released on October 11. While my favorite was the title song, “Free,” there is a song on this album for everyone. Graffiti6 encompassed a variation of emotions and musical genres in this seven track album. Graffiti6 has made a new and unique approach to the music industry.
Graffiti6’s songs have been featured on popular shows such as MTV’s Teen Wolf and VH1’s Basketball Wives. Graffiti6 begins its U.S. tour at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Nov. 30. They will perform 15 more shows across the country, ending in Chicago on Dec. 22.
To look up tour dates or learn more about Graffiti6, go here.
And check out the video for “Free” below!