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James 'JAE' Esplin is a singer/songwriter based in Oxfordshire. He performs a wide range of popular covers for all ages alongside his own impressive original material. After years of playing in different bands across Oxford, JAE has gone solo to develop his own sound and perform his own songs live. His sound ranges from evocative folk to acoustic punk and his own take on songs you didn’t even know you loved. With honest energetic performances and heartfelt lyrics, JAE really wears his heart on his sleeve with every show.
JAE signed to BFS Records in May 2017 and he has since been working hard on his debut single 'Daisy' which was released in December 2017, it was extremely well received by his audience and has had listeners all over the world.
JAE started playing the guitar much later than most, at 17 so he had something to bring to the party at a performing arts college. He then fell in love with the guitar and hasn't stopped since. While working solo JAE has found his voice and been working on his personal songs, bringing a new depth and emotion to his performances.
Taking inspiration from a number of different artists including The Kinks, The Beatles, The Fratellis, Frank Turner and Mumford & Sons, JAE has created his own brand of unique performances.
He states some of his greatest musical achievements to date as his gig at the world famous Troubadour Club in Earls court where many of his idols have played before and since, alongside the BFS Records roster and playing Blewfest in his hometown of Blewbury. He has performed in numerous renowned venues such as Pinewood Studios and had a busy summer playing local festivals, including Thame Town Music Festival and Chillifest.
The upcoming year promises to be a big year for JAE with many more performances planned for the nearing months, including festivals across the country and new music being worked on constantly.
He is also currently working on the recording a new video for his debut single 'Daisy' which will be released in the spring of 2018.