Mi Mye

Mi Mye (Jamie Lockhart) grew up in Skerray, a tiny fishing village on the north coast of Scotland, but for 10 years Wakefield has been his home. An integral part of the music scene in the city, he’s become something of a cult hero – a “Wakefield superhero” according to NME…

Musically Mi Mye has been compared to Daniel Johnston, Smog, King Creosote and Jim O’Rourke. Line of Best Fit called him “the North’s answer to Mac DeMarco”. Last year he supported The Cribs for their homecoming show (after producing tracks on their last two records) and went to play a Marc Riley 6music session after Marc came across one of his songs and launched a search on twitter to find him.

Despite being an incredible storyteller, due to his dyslexia, Jamie read a book for the first time this year that wasn’t a studio equipment handbook. Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. Inspired by this, he wanted to write songs with fewer, more direct and precise words. This year, he also wrote music based on songs from The Socialist Hymnbook for a play “England Arise; The untold story of the Huddersfield Socialist Conscientious Objectors – and the women who supported them”, yet more inspiration for his forthcoming material.

Roots Sunday 2017

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