Tonight’s Jingle Jangle at Steele’s will play host to two folkster heavyweights as Camden Store favourite Jamie Ley goes head to head with the brilliant Rodney Fisher. We’ve already touted Jamie as a talent to watch, so expect great things from him in 2011.
We’ve been getting a bit Christmassy with Mister Ley ahead of an evening set to be full of festive abundance…
CS: What’s the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received?
JL: I have an eccentric family member who once bought me women’s socks with a ‘Reduced 99p’ sticker on them. They were disgusting.
CS: Are you hoping to find something special in your Christmas stocking this year?
JL: A Porsche. Just kidding… I prefer giving to receiving!
CS: Do the band exchange gifts? Can you give away any secrets?
JL: Nope they’re all tightfisted grinches. I, on the other hand, spoil them with wine, olives and cheese when they come to practice at my house, like a true gent.
CS: If you had to pick, what would be your top Christmas track?
JL: My favourite is Lennon’s Happy Christmas (War is over), also Wham’s Last Christmas is amazing! If I could cover a song it would be Something Stupid, such a festive classic from the Sinatras. I have a similar range so I find those songs quite easy to sing.
CS: Have you been sporting any seasonal knitwear?
JL: Yes! I have a few knitted jumpers and I actually LOVE them – I’m always wearing them at Christmas time! My favourite is a knitted blue turtleneck, so cool.
CS: What was your highlight of 2010?
JL, Well, playing the Great Escape festival in Brighton was a fun weekend. Steele’s Fest was pretty great too.
CS: Any resolutions for 2011?
JL: Yes. Read more books.
CS: And lastly what are you planning on for next year?
JL: I want to play Glastonbury – followed by a sell-out gig at Wembley (!).
See you all at Steele’s later…
The Camden Store Team X.