Schubas – Chicago, IL
Jamie Scott and Tommy D
Graffiti6 is made up of core members Jamie Scott on vocals and Tommy D. on bass. The duo hail from the UK and co-wrote all of Gaffiti6’s songs from their first major label album release, Colours. The album is slated for an early 2012 release off Capitol Records. The band was just signed to Capitol Records back in April of 2011 and is gaining huge momentum in the United States. Earlier this year they released their EP Free, which is available now on iTunes, and also hit the road with Latin pop singer, Ximena Sariñana.
This past Thursday night in Chicago, Graffiti6 ended their first US tour opening for Ximena. There was a decent crowd as Jamie and Tommy started their acoustic set. The two appeared very comfortable on the intimate stage at Schubas. Jamie told the crowd, “This is our first time playing in Chicago.”
Jamie introduced “Goodbye Geoffrey Drake” with the story behind the song. He first asked the crowd if anyone was in love and to put their hands up if he or she were. As the crowd raised their hands Jamie noted that at the last stop nobody did. The crowd laughed. He then proceeded into the story about the song, FYI it’s fiction. It’s, however, funny in that dark humorous kind of way that the Brits are known for. “Goodbye Geoffrey Drake” is a tragic love song about a girl who leaves a boy. The boy couldn’t deal with the fact that she left him, hunts her down, and kills her. He then comes to realize he can’t live without her so he kills himself.
Not all their songs are so dark and part of the crowd recognized their next song in the set. Jamie started by mentioning that they were in New York last October after their song “Stare into the Sun” debuted on Grey’s Anatomy. They owe a lot to this song that got them signed to Capitol Records.
Graffiti6 “Stare into the Sun” Acoustic
They also played “Over You” which is on their upcoming release. The song is about a girl who broke Jamie’s heart. The crowd felt the deepest sympathy for him, but he told the crowd not to feel sorry for him, he’s fine! They also played their latest radio single, “Free” that is on the Free EP along with Colours.
The acoustic set went over well in Chicago. If you missed them on their US tour don’t fret because they are coming back to the States to open for Augustana in January! This means they will be playing Chicago again. Also look for their upcoming full length release, Colours, in early 2012.
Lay me down
Goodbye Geoffrey Drake
Stare Into the Sun
Free – single just gone to radio so we should be hearing this one!
Tour Dates with Augustana:
01/17 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
01/18 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
01/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
01/21 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
01/22 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
01/24 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
01/25 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
01/27 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
01/28 Chicago, IL
01/30 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
01/31 Boston, MA
02/01 New York, NY
02/03 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
02/04 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
02/06 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
02/07 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
Photos of Graffiti6’s Set at Schubas:
Written by Yvette Casillas and Jessica Emmerich