Jamie Freeman, an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
How Did Jamie Freeman Die?
Jamie Freeman died peacefully following a ten-month battle with brain cancer. His courage, decency, and sense of humor in the face of such a cruel illness served as an inspiration for everyone who knew him.
We are devastated to share the news that Jamie passed away peacefully yesterday after a courageous 10 month fight with brain cancer. His bravery, grace and humour in the face of such a cruel disease have been an inspiration to us all. pic.twitter.com/VzSi0mqPj3
— Jamie Freeman 🌱🪓 (@jamiefreeman) December 4, 2022
The death statement of Freeman was shared on his page and the message reads,
“We are devastated to share the news that Jamie passed away peacefully yesterday after a courageous 10 month fight with brain cancer. His bravery, grace and humor in the face of such a cruel disease have been an inspiration to us all.”
Jamie, a South East England native was nominated for Song of the Year at the UK Americana Awards 2020. According to reports, he was dubbed there as “the Thin White Duke of Americana,” and the comparison to David Bowie is appropriate because he doesn't shy away from his innate Englishness.
Jamie Freeman Cause of Death
Jamie Freeman cause of death was brain cancer. The singer passed away peacefully after a courageous 10 month fight with brain cancer.
Tributes flooded in social media after the demise news of Jamie Freeman broke out.
The kind of guy who would make you a playlist if you said you didn't know an artist.
Will be making a Jamie Freeman playlist today and listening to it on my drive today.
Very sad news. Thinking of his friends and family. https://t.co/DldkL2JOzV
— Dave Giles (@davejgiles) December 4, 2022
Dave Giles shared the tribute message and the statement reads,
“The kind of guy who would make you a playlist if you said you didn't know an artist. Will be making a Jamie Freeman playlist today and listening to it on my drive today. Very sad news. Thinking of his friends and family.”
Jamie's work is centered on using the voice to tell stories and engage in various types of communication. He was the sibling of The Hobbit and Sherlock star Martin Freeman, and he briefly collaborated with the synth-pop band Frazier Chorus in the late 1980s.
Who was Jamie Freeman?
Jamie was a singer-songwriter whose newest album was hailed as “heart-stopping” by Mojo. R'N'R Magazine described him as “hovering between the narrative talents of Pete Townshend, Ray Davies, and other 60's luminaries.”
He has experience on both sides of the microphone, having both performed and produced records for other vocalists that have earned great praise from reviewers.
He was the sibling of musician Tim Freeman and actor Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock, The Office) (Frazier Chorus). Together with his ex-wife Stevie Smith, he co-founded Union Music Store in Lewes, East Sussex.
He belongs to both the Americana Music Association UK and the Americana Music Association (Nashville). At the UK Americana Awards, his song “The Fire,” which he co-wrote with Ben Glover, was nominated for UK Song Of The Year.
Jamie Freeman Music Career
Freeman plays the guitar as his main instrument, but he also plays the drums. He began playing the drums at the age of 13 and spent eight years with Brighton alt-country rockers Salter Cane.
When performing alone, he frequently uses an electric and an acoustic guitar as well as a kick drum. He also performs on lap steel, piano, bass, and percussion in the studio.
He was a member of the touring group Frazier Chorus and appeared on their third album, Wide Awake, which was distributed by the Pure label.
His 2019 album Dreams About Falling includes co-writes with Angaleena Presley, Ben Glover, Michael Logen, Brandy Zdan, Amy Speace, and Amy Tudor.
Two songs on Freeman's second album were written in collaboration with Amy Tudor, a Kentucky poet. Additionally, there are duets with Angaleena Presley,Brandy Zdan and Amy Speace on the album.
Jamie Freeman’s Albums
Freeman's debut album, Just You, published under his own name, was “a perfect blend of UK folk/American roots.” The Jamie Freeman Agreement published the follow-up 100 Miles From Town, which has guest appearances by various acclaimed musicians including Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan, Richard Smith, and The Good Lovelies.
Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) worked as a consultant producer on the record. Neilson Hubbard, a Grammy-nominated producer, produced his third album, Dreams About Falling, which garnered 4-star reviews in Maverick Music Magazine and R'N'R magazine.