James Bay Talks Glastonbury Turnout & His Hopes For 2015
Our next nominee in the spotlight is man of the moment Mr James Bay...
Get ready to see a whole lot of more of these chiselled cheekbones because Mr James Bay, having won this year's BRITs Critics' Choice award and being runner up in the BBC Music Sound Of 2015 list, will be all over your earholes this year.
The Hold Back The River singer is our next MTV Brand New For 2015 nominee in the spotlight and recently told us of his momentous first ever Glastonbury gig last summer...
"This year I got to play Glastonbury for the first time," he began, "...I opened the acoustic tent and with that coming up I thought 'acoustic tent, I've never been before, I guess it'll be a really cool, an intimate sort of situation.'
"It turned out to be like a circus top and I had the whole band in there and all these people turned up. It was my first time at Glastonbury, I didn't really know if anybody was gonna be there so it was really cool that everybody came down.
"Loads of people knew the words to some of my songs and that's one of the coolest things for me about playing live is, you know, if people are singing back the chorus that you've written that's a really cool feeling. That's a big feeling so...and that happened at Glastonbury of all places so that's some of my favourite stuff about playing live."
On what dreams the next 12 months ideally have in store for the Hertfordshire-raised lad, he told us: "In 2015 I want to achieve the stuff that I, it sounds a little cheesy, I kinda dreamed about as a little kid. I just want to play to huge rooms full of people and massive crowds and I'm releasing my album so I kind of hope loads of people buy it and it does really well. That's what I'm hoping for."
You could be in one of the crowd's he's talking about when he plays our Brand New live gig later this month alongside Charli XCX and Sinead Harnett. Look out for competitions on Twitter in the coming weeks to see how you can nab tickets.
To vote for James tweet "#MTVBrandNew James Bay" and watch his progress on the live leaderboard at mtv.co.uk/brandnew.
Want even more James Bay? He's also MTV's PUSH artist for January. Check out exclusives all this month over at push.mtv.tv.
MTV Brand New For 2015 is presented by Emporio Armani Diamonds.
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