Album Choice

Listen out for Badger & Claire, presenters of the breakfast show on the wave 96.4 fm  

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BADGER’S album recommendation for this winter issue contains what must be the most maudlin song to be released since Bobby Goldsboro’s Honey I Miss You I Wasn’t Expecting That. But since Badger gives it a high scoring 9/10 there must be some good tracks on it

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Jamie Lawson

Jamie Lawson

So the record company marketing spiel goes ‘Jamie and Ed Sheeran were knocking around London together while trying to get a record deal. They became best buds and the rest is history’. Someone should have told Jamie that as he didn’t quite toe the company line when interviewed. 

‘Well I saw him once at an open mic night’ says Jamie, ‘and when he was rich and famous for some reason I bumped into him at one of his gigs in Ireland and he recognised me. Either way I’m just happy for the oppor-tunities he’s given me’. 

     Ed knows talent, and when he sees it in abundance, like in Jamie Lawson he grabs it and signs them up. Ed Sheeran has a host of talent chomping at the bit to get onto the media scene. Ed could have written any of these songs and he could have just lobbed the royal-ties at the writers and left them to it. 

     That’s not his style but this album IS. As the first outing from Sheeran’s Gingerbread label it’s apparent that there’s a lot of love in Lawson’s heart and he’s looking to share it. This album contains a stack of melancholy guitar ballads that aim to simply be a toe up for Sheeran fans and to make James Blunt ooze jealousy.

     Ed Sheeran fans will love it, I love it. All we need now is for everyone to stop talking about Ed Sheeran and to start talking about Jamie Lawson hmmm.

Score 9/10

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