Jarryd James Biography
From 2012, James played guitar and sang in a band, Holland. They recorded a debut album that was never released for mysterious reasons. James fell into depression and temporarily quit making music. Throughout 2014, James was struggling to make music and juggle his full-time job as a youth worker.
James supported Broods on their late 2014 tour, and Angus & Julia Stone on their February 2015 tour. His breakthrough came in early 2015 when his debut solo single “Do You Remember” climbed the charts. His debut headline tour commenced in April 2015 in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. After the debut headline tour sold out, another tour in larger venues was confirmed for July 2015.
On 24 July 2015, James announced the title of his debut studio album, Thirty One. It was released on 11 September 2015 and debuted at number 2 on the ARIA Albums Charts. In the United States, a shortened Extended Play was released, with the album "Thirty One" scheduled for a January 2016 release. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2015 James won Best Pop Release for "Do You Remember" and received four further nominations.