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Stamping out their own path in the music industry, King Jamsheed is one of those individuals whose work you have heard but you may never have seen their face. Songwriter for Stephen Barry (The Voice, BGT), composer to drag legend Le Gateau Chocolat, arranger for The Baby Mine Project (no.5 on iTunes), King Jamsheed also fronts Brighton Pops Orchestra, operates the musical brains of artist Luckybear and has a prolific output as a production composer for sync. 

In March 2020 King Jamsheed was performing a touring show aboard a ship in the Pacific when the world’s ports shut down as the panic spread. Trapped at sea for five weeks, they wrote their debut album in total isolation from the imploding world. That epic storybook album Secret Winter dropped in November 2020 and they have not stopped making music since. 

King Jamsheed was scooped up by Collaborative Records the day after the album launch, agreeing a solo piano album for May 2021 with further releases to follow. The first result of this partnership is Luna Moth (Actias Luna), a neo-classical study of the emotional data humans share with moths. Using prepared pianos and felt sampled instruments, singles from the album drop in March and April: Handsome Moon and Luna Instar. The full release comes in May 2021 and a performance 18 June for Brighton Fringe. The show forms part of “King Jamsheed: Lonely Piano”, an atmospheric livestream from St George’s Kemptown, tickets available via Brighton Fringe website April 2021.

 

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LO-fi orchestral neo-classical queer synth sub-pop

For grown ups who love Ólafur Arnalds, Woodkid & Sufjan Stevens.

Catch King Jamsheed: Lonely Piano - a livestream concert in Brighton Fringe 18 June 2021 - tickets at BRIGHTON FRINGE

 

DEBUT ALBUM

Singer, composer and producer King Jamsheed presents their debut full-length album Secret Winter. Written, performed and produced single-handed, Secret Winter is an epic poem to carry us through the frozen forest, sometimes flying in the sun, sometimes fighting the blizzard. We march, we follow, we climb. We keep the horizon in view and in time, the new leaves of spring appear, silent and bright. Trapped aboard a ship, with all ports closed for 5 weeks as the pandemic spread in 2020, King Jamsheed wrote this album in total isolation from the imploding world.

 

2021 SINGLES

King Jamsheed also releases a single in a different genre every month throughout 2021, part of their #monthlysongchallenge 

So far, these have included Say These Names, with lyrics entirely by trans black activists; Ashes to Pluto, the story of Clyde Tombaugh discoverer of Pluto in 1930 whose ashes are now in orbit of the dwarf planet; and A Stranger’s Arms: the search for physical validation during lockdown. Industrial pop song Coal Black Sky drops in April, followed in May by an exploration into the neo-folk genre with a cute little song called Dog Bones, mixed by Chris Rec.

Check out the story so far.

 

2021 SOLO PIANO ALBUM

King Jamsheed signed with Collaborative Records to release a solo contemporary classical collection in 2021. The 15-track album is named Luna Moth (Actias Luna) and represents a music study these elusive, fascinating creatures, with whom humans share an astonishing amount of emotional data. The first single from Luna Moth (Actias Luna) is called Handsome Moon, out 12 March 2021, followed by the album in May 2021 . More info here.

 

BIO

Following a long career as a music arranger, Jamsheed Master has already scored several BAFTA-wining video games and is part of the creative team behind The Baby Mine Project - A Lullaby Collection, part of a beautiful endeavour to bring music into orphanages across Africa, already earmarked for a Grammy. Under a new moniker, King Jamsheed has been collaborating with one of London’s leading choreographers to create a spectacular new piece for 2024 - details to be released soon - alongside a new operatic work Johnny Narcissus, with author Jake Arnott. A bluntly spoken trans ally and queer artist of colour, King Jamsheed aims to create the fully inclusive, diverse music that was missing their whole life.

Lo-fi, orchestral, queer, synth sub-pop. For grown ups who love John Grant, Woodkid and Sufjan Stevens.

King Jamsheed: Lonely Piano

livestream, Brighton

Join King Jamsheed from the ethereal St George’s Church for an intimate livestream of their solo year in piano, synth and brooding vocals. Part of Brighton Fringe.

Neo-classical electronic composer King Jamsheed brings together a year's work in livestream. Trapped aboard a ship as the world’s ports shut down in 2020 King Jamsheed wrote their debut album Secret Winter in five weeks of isolation from the world. Then came freedom; then further isolation; then loss; then more music. Two albums and twelve singles later, they signed with Collaborative Records to create an intensely revealing neo-classical piano album Luna Moth (Actias Luna), a study of the emotional data we share with moths. And then came Lonely Piano Anthem: a soft felt-piano covers album of the pop anthems that soundtracked their youth. “Devine piano playing” (The Stage) "Soundscapes to fly on" ★★★★ (Other Side). Irene Mensah Award 2021 winner.

£10 livestream

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