Born in the UK to an English mother and an American father, Jamie was brought up in the US and Japan. 

Self-taught from the age of ten, he was playing Hendrix, James Brown, Beatles, Creedence and Sly & the Family Stone covers on US Air Force bases and local TV and radio shows by the age of 13. Jamie followed his family to England when his father retired from the US Air Force.

In 1974 Jamie joined the rock band, Merlin. The band  produced one album for CBS and split in 1976. He then went on to work with Pete Townshend on the original  West End production of Tommy in 1979. 

By the mid 80s, he was touring with The Hollies and with Eric Burdon before blasting back onto the pop scene in 1987 with his new band, Broken English. After a few hit singles Jamie went on to join bob Geldof and then The Pretenders briefly in 1990 until the Brian May band beckoned in 1992.

He has been a founder member of the SAS Band since 1993 and has since toured and recorded with Queen + Paul Rogers, Tom Jones, Mike & The Mechanics (guitar and bass), Los Pacaminos and Paul Young, amongst others.

He was also "house guitarist" for all the 46664 Nelson Mandela shows worldwide, and has been a counsellor for the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp.

Jamie is now one of Britain’s busiest freelance guitarist/vocalists (having both US & UK passports means visa-free American touring!).

Back Catalogue

Merlin: Merlin (album 1974)
Paper Lace: I Think I'm Gonna Like It (single 1976)
Eric Burdon: I Used to Be an Animal (album 1988)
Judy Cheeks: No Outsiders (album 1988)
Bob Geldof: The Happy Club (album 1993)
SAS Band: SAS Band (album 1994)
Paul Young: Acoustic Paul Young (EP CD 1994)
The Brian May Band: Live at the Brixton Academy (album/video, 1994)
Paul Young: Paul Young (album 1997)
Tony Hadley: Tony Hadley (album 1997)
Roger Chapman: A Turn Unstoned? (album 1998)
Brian May: Another World (solo guitar on “Slow Down”) (album 1998)
Mike + The Mechanics: Mike & the Mechanics Live (album 1999)
SAS Band: The Show (album 2000)
Robbie McIntosh: Wide Screen (album 2001)
Los Pacaminos: Los Pacaminos (album 2002)
Various Artists: Nelson Mandela 46664 Concert, Amandla (album 2002)
Rock Kids: Kids Will Rock You (album 2003)
Drew Barfield: Deep Water Terminal (album 2004)
Hiding in Public: Silent Exchange (album 2005)
Queen + Paul Rodgers: Return of the Champions (CD/DVD, 2005)
Queen + Paul Rodgers: Super Live in Japan (DVD, 2006, Japan only)


 

 

 

 

Los Pacaminos: Los Pacaminos Live (album 2006)
Hiding in Public: What Lies Ahead (album 2007)
Broken English: The Rough With the Smooth (album 2007)
Samantha Horwill: Figure of 3 (album 2007)
Queen + Paul Rodgers: Live in Ukraine (DVD 2009)
Hiding in Public: Worlds Away, Yards Apart (album 2009)
Melissa Israel: Ghost of a Girl (album 2009)
Charlotte Gordon Cumming: The Brave Songs (album 2010)
Mike & the Mechanics: The Road (album 2011)
Hiding in Public: Inner Anarchist (album 2012)
Band of Sisters: Issues (album 2013)
Zididada: Fix Your Heart (album 2013)
Los Pacaminos: A Fistful of Statins (album 2014)
Sulo: Brilliant Outsiders (album 2016)
Paul Young: Good Thing (album 2016)
Right Said Fred: Exactly! (album 2017)
Sulo: Sulo's Full English (album 2017)
Cheryl Baker: Cheryl Sings Joni (Part One) (album 2017)
Los Pacaminos: VIVA! Los Pacaminos Live ‎(Album 2018)
Brian May: Out Of The Light (Back To The Light Album re-relase/remastered 2022)
Los Pacaminos: Seven (album 2023)
Paul Young: Behind The Lens (album 2023)
Hiding in Public: We're Fine (EP 2024)