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20.02.2001. Robots & Vampires
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When Jakob Haq And Kai Aras released Agonizer, their stunning bass synth for iOS in November 2000, Jamie wrote "Robots & Vampires," to help promote it. It was made on his iPad in Cubasis 3 using Agonizer for every single instrument. Previously only available on YouTube, it is now available at Jamie's Bandcamp.
Written, performed, produced, mixed and mastered at Starbug Studio by Jamie Mallender.
Jamie's merchandise has been moved to take advantage of the fantastic facilities available at Bandcamp. We are confident this will make for a better experience for both artist and customer. The range of Merch is due to expand so if there's something you'd like to see then please let us know. Bandcamp is also the best place to stream Jamie's music as there will be some 'Bandcamp only' releases from here on.
08.02.2021 - Patreon Tier Changes
Jamie has made some dramatic changes to his Patreon account. From now on, if you sign up for £1 a month, you get access to everything in the free downloads folder and everything in the private feed. This will include tutorials on recording with iOS devices and potentially desktop, guitar and bass lessons, behind the scenes, previews of new recordings, free downloads of all Jamie's recordings, you can ask for help with anything musical and Jamie will reply with a video, there will be Patreon only streams, free presets, samples and example recording projects and much more. For £5 a month, Patrons qualify for Jamie's help with their recording projects. you can send him mixes for advice, projects for help when you're stuck and even request that he plays on your material. He will help you with arrangements and make suggestions and help you get your music out there.
Click on the pic to be transported to his Patreon account or here to see a video with further info - Patreon Tier Changes.
Following his first, very successful YouTube live stream on 22.01.2001, Jamie has announced a weekly live stream at 7pm (UK Time) every Thursday.
26.12.2020 - Rise
Jamie has recorded a new vocal tune that is not as yet released for sale/streaming etc.. But can be heard on his YouTube account. Click on the pic to be redirected. You'll be glad you did.
When lockdown began, Jamie's life changed completely. He went from a minimum of 12 gigs a month to none. With his income devastated and a complete change to his way of life, he immediately took to YouTube where he is teaching people how to make music with mobile devices and teaching recording techniques, as well as demonstrating equipment and helping people learn instruments. Click the pic to be transported to the Jamie TV YouTube playlist.
11.06.2020. Brighter Day
The long awaited debut single by Hooson Maguire is finally here, and it's a belter! Written by the band prior to the lockdown but recorded remotely, and mixed and mastered by rock royalty - Mr John Verity.
The tune is on all streaming platforms now, can be purchased at Band Camp - or check out the video here - Brighter Day Video.
09.06.2020. Man Who Sold The World
Today, Jamie's latest single, a cover of one of his very favourite songs, finally hits the streaming services. The singles release has been delayed by the lockdown but never mind - it's here now! Check it out on your preferred platform or check out the video on YouTube here - Man Who Sold The World Video.
08.05.2020. New Attitude
"New Attitude," is out now! Hear the single on all streaming platforms and digital download sites worldwide. The single is already lined up for a lot of local airplay and has received very enthusiastic reviews so far.
A range of New Attitude merchandise is available here in the store, which will connect you to Jamie's Shopify account.
Jamie's new single will be called New Attitude. It will be available on all good streaming platforms from 8th May 2020. As the video is already ready, Jamie has made it available to all Patrons at his Patreon site. Sign up now for as little as £1/$1,1 euro a month to get access to this and more exclusive content. 2nd Tier Patrons can also download all Jamie's backcatalogue of recordings and his Sturbug Studio Productions recordings in WAV format, completely free of charge.
Click the pic to be transported to Patreon to sign up.
On the 8th of May, there will be a new digital single from Jamie, which will be accompanied by a video and a range of merchandise. That's all the details we can reveal for now but, expect an ear worm.
With the UK in lockdown mode, like all other professional musicians, Jamie has effectively no work and little income. He has therefore turned to Patreon. Click on the picture to hear more about it from Jamie.
Jamie is now an endorser of DH Armor Gig Bags by PROEL. Please click the picture to see his video where he explains exactly why he is so pleased to use the DHZEBB Armor Gig Bag.
At the end of April, Jamie will be playing some shows in Finland with the highly acclaimed tribute to David Bowie, Starman. The gigs will feature Bowie guitarist, Gerry Leonard as part of the band. The show is of the highest possible standard and Jamie, a huge Bowie fan, is thrilled to be a part of it.
This year at the UK Bass Show, Jamie will represent the biggest distributer of musical instruments in the country - John Hornby Skewes. He will be on hand to chat, demonstrate and discuss the Vintage, Fret-King, Danelectro, Bohemian and Italia ranges. Click the pic to the left for more info about the show.
As many of you will by now know, Jamie is a mobile recording enthusiast. Much of his recent output has been recorded on iPad and he has been adding videos to his YouTube channel recently sharing tips and knowledge to help others learn how to take advantage of this exciting new development in the recording world. In his latest video, Jamie demonstrates 5 free Apps recently released by the well respected Nembrini Audio - makers of top class desktop plugins that are now being made available on iOS. Click on the pic to the left to watch at Jamie TV.
The ever popular Paddy Maguire Band rebrands as Hooson Maguire this year, kicking off 2020 as they mean to go on - including a lot more original material in their live shows, with a view to recording in the near future.
When Jamie joined the band, it was a 3 piece which also consisted of Paddy Maguire and Sean Fitzpatrick. But Jenna Hooson Maguire was a regular guest with the band and proved so popular that, with her own band disbanding it made sense for her to join forces with Paddy. The band has evolved into something quite new now so, a rebrand seems sensible.
The band features:-
Jenna Hooson Maguire : Gob + Tambourine
Paddy Maguire : Git + Gob
Tim Gillespie : Drums + Gob
Jamie Mallender : Bass + Gob
Jamie is now a G7th Capo artist. The company are well known for making a range of very high quality capos. The capo they have sent him is the Performance 3 model and is engraved with his name. You can see and order from their impressive range of products here - G7th Capos.
Jamie Mallender, "I've always neglected the capo as being an uninteresting but useful tool. I mean, I've used them for years but never considered how much difference a quality one might make. Now I have this one from G7th, I know."
The Sheffield Songwriters Alliance was established by Jamie Mallender, to bring together original musicians to perform gigs in the Sheffield area, for mutual benefit. Gigs would typically feature solo spots from each artist billed that evening, plus collaborations on each other’s material. Whilst it is fine for artists to include some cover tunes in their set, the main focus of The Alliance is to feature original music and to build an audience of people who want to hear exactly that.
Jamie would love to hear from local original artists who would be interested in performing and venues that might be interested in hosting such an event.
The first event will feature a solo set from Jamie, followed by Dan Burnett and then Tom Killner. The 3 of them will jam out some standards and covers together to close the show. This will take place at 9pm at The Harlequin on Nursery Street, Sheffield and is a free entry gig.
Please check out the Facebook Page.
To mark the great honour of playing Colne Blues Festival, Jamie has some very limited edition T-Shirts available in, "training montage grey." Available in M. L. XL + XXL direct from Jamie at a gig or to order online e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie has a new tune out today and has this to say about it, "I've spoken at length before about how difficult it is to market my solo music, as it's kind of a genre hopping, eclectic bag of randomness. To some that's a good thing, to others it's not. It's just how it comes out of me naturally, I'm not making any effort to be that way. I really don't like music that's forced. With this difficulty in mind, I have to say that the blues market has been very good to me. Sure I get the odd blues anorak telling me I'm not blues and the blues police have never been my biggest fans - but the majority of the support I've had so far has definitely come from that market. So, as I'm playing The Great British Rhythm & Blues festival as a solo artist this time around, I've decided to release a blues track just ahead of the event. I recorded this tune a few weeks ago. I have a few tunes now stacked up ready for release so it seemed the right time for this one to come out - featuring my Swear Box Cigar Box Guitar, handbuilt by Screaming Skull Guitars."
Jamie's new single is out now for streaming and download at all the usual places. Click the artwork to listen on Spotify. CD Baby have this to say, "5 Minutes Of Happiness is an upbeat, throwaway acoustic country blues pop rock romp, with melodramatic break-up lyrics and tongue firmly in cheek." If you enjoy the track, please consider sharing a link on your social media and have an awesome day. :)
We've just had word that there will be a new single available from Jamie on 15.07.19. for download and streaming. All we know right now is that it features some banjo! Stay tuned for more info soon.
Check out the new video from Jamie - "It's All Good," featuring the amazing emoji dancers! Just click the picture to the left.
It's All Good is here! Available on all digital platforms and streaming services. You can also purchase it on CD online or by ordering it in a record shop, but the best way to aquire a CD is from Jamie directly. You can e-mail Jamie for details here - email@example.com
Check out the recordings tab for tracklist - and watch out for a video coming out soon to promote track 2, "It's All Good."
The album has already had airplay on several radio stations and Jamie is currently lining up radio interviews. Tune in to the Groundhog 80's Show on Elastic FM tomorrow night (28.04.19.) at 6pm to 9pm to hear his first interview in support of this record.
Ahead of the 27th April release date, Jamie is in posession of 100 pre-release copies of, "It's All Good." These are all signed and numbered and are available only directly from Jamie. This is a first come, first served offer. Over half of them are already reserved. To secure your copy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org now! Or, find Jamie on social media and message him directly. These albums are being sold ahead of the release date to raise funds with which to promote the album.
We are very excited to reveal the cover artwork and title for Jamie's forthcoming solo album, "It's All Good." The photograph is by Gary Barlow of JHS and it features The Octopussy (the one of a kind 8 string bass guitar converted from a 4 string Vintage V90 by Trevor Wilkinson and Mike Smith.)
The album will be available for digital download on 27th April 2019.
You can pre-order digital download of the album on iTunes from 6th April 2019. This will give you an instant download of track 5 - "Not Done Yet," ahead of official release.
CDBaby describes the album as, "An eclectic album of instant pop rock, catchy acoustic tunes, poignant lyrics, experimental moments and instrumental pieces."
Click the image to the left to see Jamie's new YouTube video about his upcoming solo album.
Jamie is now creating stock music for V.Fine Music under the Starbug Studio Productions banner. Click here to preview tracks at their very well designed website.
Starbug Studio Productions has a video available on YouTube. Some public domain archive footage has been put to, "Dawn Of A Hero," to demonstrate how effective the piece can be in a war/conflict/dramatic/action video. The music is watermarked as it is for demonstration purposes only. "Dawn Of A Hero," can be purchased along with numerous other tracks at Pond5 or directly from Jamie at email@example.com
Under the banner, "Starbug Studio Productions," Jamie is now writing and recording stock music for Pond5 and has a soundcloud profile where more of his royalty free recordings can be heard. He is also recording TV Themes, Film Soundtrack Music, Commercial Recordings and Corporate Music to order. Contacy firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your project for pricing etc..
Jamie's new single is out now. Check it out at the iTunes store, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music etc.. and if you click the pic to the left, you will be able to watch the video on YouTube.
22.10.18. The Sleeper Awakes
Please click on the picture to see a trailer for the forthcoming movie, "The Hairy Claw Of Grafton Moor - featuring approximately half of, "The Sleeper Awakes," a track composed by Jamie especially for the film.
Music written, recorded and produced by Jamie Mallender at Starbug Studios for the stunning animated film, "The Hairy Claw Of Grafton Moor." An independent movie, produced and directed by Ralph Shephard for Burnhamwood Productions.
The diary is now open. Following a jawdropping, showcase performace on Tuesday night, Jamie's exciting new 80's melodic hard rock cover band is taking bookings for 2019. For booking info, please contact The Act Store on 0114 220 5455 or 0114 220 5456. More than half of Mr Mallender's 2019 diary is already full, so don't waste any time. The band performs covers of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Queen etc.. please see the Supergroup page for more info.
For all other projects, please continue to contact Jamie directly for bookings.
16.10.18. New Single Imminent
Jamie will release a new single, available for download and streaming from the 1st November. The track was written and recorded entirely by Jamie at Starbug studios. Here is the official artwork.
14.10.18. The Hairy Claw Of Grafton Moor
Jamie has written and recorded a piece of instrumental music for the forthcoming animated movie - The Hairy Claw Of Grafton Moor and will also be included on the soundtrack album.
Hairy Claw info:- Facebook Page
watch the trailer
21.09.18. Jamie now endorses the lightest bass cabs in the world.
Please welcome our latest endorsee @jamiemallender .Jamie uses 2x ScottDixon INC 600 Watt Bass CabsThe Dims at H 590 X W 330 X D 402 including Lid 2 x 10”x 300 Watt Neodymium Celestion Bass SpeakersThe Weight comes in at world beating 9kg made with Lid to protect the grill all made from special Grade of Military grade of Aluminium for the cabs and the cost is £598 inc VAT per cab each 100watt Horn with atenuator POAJamie has previously toured with former @blacksabbath vocalist Tony Martin & Former Argent front man @john_verity_official2018 sees Jamie filling venues, with bands Swear Box, The Paddy Maguire Band and Iridium 77.Amp info- https://www.scottdixoninc.com/scottdixoninc-speakercabinets