Jamie lives in New York. He is a former member of Dirty Dozen Brass Band. He left Dirty Dozen in 2006 to do things his way, to write and play his own music with Jamie McLean Band. He has been touring and recording with his band for the last ten years and he said about it “It was certainly a tough choice to leave my bread and butter gig but I could feel it in my heart that I needed to be singing and recording and performing my own music. I’ve never been happier!”
Jamie McLean Band is playing its own wonderful mix of electric and acoustic blues, rock´n´roll, country and soul. This sentence from their homepage is absolutely right: „ … sounds as if ZZ Top, AC/DC and Tom Petty are throwing the best backyard barbecue in town.“
Discography includes singles, EPs and LPs:
This Time Around (Jan 2005), American Heartache (Jul 2008). Jamie McLean Band - Live and Unleashed (Jun 2008), Unleaded (Aug 2010), Completely (Mar 2010), Sunday Morning (Sep 2011), Time Of My Life (Mar 2011), Live At Gibson (May 2012).
Jamie McLean Band has toured with Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Drive By Truckers, Blues Traveler, North Mississippi Allstars, Joan Armatrading, Jackie Greene, Gov’t Muleand and many more. Jamie Mclean Band appeared at festivals such as Mountain Jam, Gathering of the Vibes, Bele Chere, Sweetwater Festival, Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam and Great Woods Music to name a few.
The Band Core Line-up:
Jamie McLean - guitar and vocal / Ben Mars - bass / Brian Griffin – drums