Musician, songwriter and producer Jamie Stanley (aka: Stan) has been writing, recording and performing his music for as long as he can remember. Which, on a good day, is about a week...
His acoustic open mic beginnings at age 18 quickly led to collaborations with friends and to his first band project Emporia, which allowed him to explore and develop his song writing abilities. He later went on to study music production with a view to figuring out how to get the sonic ideas in his head out into the real world. Whilst there, he formed and experimented in the studio with his second band Origins of Oceania.
Since electing to go it alone under the name Mailman, Stan has earned a reputation as an artist with a social conscience, not afraid to tackle the big subjects whilst embracing the power of music to make a positive difference to people's lives. With a combination of social awareness, powerful song-writing and intricate production he seeks to deliver an inspired and inspiring, mutually uplifting musical experience.
On 9th November 2011 he was lucky enough to share a stage with Billy Bragg, Chumbawumba, Peggy Seeger, Steve Knightly and Leon Rossiter at Occupy London where he performed his song Fear of Foxes to the 600+ crowd gathered on the steps of St. Pauls. In December the same year, the studio version of the song appeared on the début Mailman EP 'Long Walk Home' , released independently on iTunes and most other online stores. The 2nd EP 'The Karma Sessions: Volume 1' came out in February 2012 and is available exclusively on Bandcamp.
Since then, his time has mainly been spent working hard on the début full album 'No News Is Good News', finally released on SJE Records 07/07/14 (preview and buy it here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/no-news-is-good-news/id887049244 ).
He is currently writing and recording the follow up, scheduled for release in 2016.
2015 will continue to see Stan take his intimate acoustic Mailman set out on the road. A full band metamorphosis is in progress.... watch this space!
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