Jamie Treays (born 8 January 1986), known by his stage name Jamie T, is a 21-year-old English singer/songwriter from Wimbledon, South London. He attended Reed's School in Cobham, Surrey until he was 16 and is currently signed to Virgin Records, but released his Betty and the Selfish Sons EP on his own Pacemaker Records label.
He defeated Jarvis Cocker and Thom Yorke to win the Best Solo Artist at the 2007 Shockwave NME Awards.
On July 17, 2007, Jamie T's debut album Panic Prevention was shortlisted as one of the 12 nominees for the Mercury Prize.
Zane Lowe (Radio 1 UK) made "Salvador" his single of the week and "Back in the Game" his Hottest Record in the World. On Jo Whiley's show, "Back in the Game" featured as her "Pet Sound" and more recently his single "Sheila" was Whiley's Record of the Week. Jamie's single "Sheila" has been playlisted by BBC Radio 1 thus receiving more airtime across all shows. Jamie's songs received a lot of airplay on XFM throughout 2006, especially "Sheila" and "If You Got The Money".
"Sheila" was released on 3 July 2006. The video features actor Bob Hoskins lipsynching to the lyrics. On 16 October 2006, Jamie released his anthemic tune, "If You Got the Money" which reached #13 in the charts.
During past tours Jamie T has handed out volumes of his mixtape Panic Prevention Disco to fans; the cassettes chronicle his favourite songs and influences. His next single "Calm Down Dearest" was released in the UK on 15 January 2007 and reached #9, his first top 10 hit.
His debut album Panic Prevention was then released on 29 January 2007, it went straight in at #4.
Jamie attended Reed's School in Cobham when he was younger and used to suffer from panic attacks , hence the album name. Panic Prevention was leaked onto the internet on 18 December 2006. Lily Allen provided backing vocals on the song 'Rawhide' the B-side to the rerelease of 'Sheila' on 7th May 2007.
He performed on the Main Stage on 19 May 2007 in Preston for Radio 1's Big Weekend. He also performed at Glastonbury 2007, Benicassim 2007 and at Oxegen 2007 (8 July) where he performed at the green room.