James Bay

  • March 31, 2019
  • Times: Sunday, March 31st 2019 at 7:00pm
  • Location: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre - UBC
  • Address:
  • 6066 Thunderbird Blvd
  • Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Raised on a music diet of Eric Clapton and Michel Jackson as a child, he was a blues purist in his teenage years, served his musical apprenticeship as an open-mic troubadour and then emerged with a series of a heart-swelling pop songs like ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Hold Back The River’ as he made his debut with 2015 album ‘Chaos And The Calm’. Immediate anthems, the tracks were beautifully recorded in Nashville, earning their creator Grammy nominations, an Ivor Novello award, a nod from GQ, plus recognition that took him from wins in best new act categories in 2015 to triumphs as best solo/ male artists the following year at both the Q Awards and the BRITS. Yet when Bay took his music on the road his songs proved more than just trophy pieces, but beating, brilliant, vibrant moments that got audiences both pumping the air… and shedding a tear. There were sell out shows across the globe – including major tours in the US and the UK – dates alongside Taylor Swift, plus a host of key slots at prestigious festivals including Glastonbury, Sumer Sonic, Isle Of Wight, Pinkpop, Coachella, V and Lollapalooza. Yet when at the end of 2016, finally home from the road, Bay found himself being tugged in a variety of new directions as the first songs for his second record rapidly started to emerge, he not only knew he had to embrace the unexpected places his ideas were pulling him, but he was truly excited by the possibilities that lay ahead.

Sunday, March 31st 2019 at 7:00pm

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre UBC, Vancouver

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James Bay
6066 Thunderbird Blvd