Jamie Holt


Jamie Holt, musician and songwriter

Jamie Holt (Music Producer, Original Score) is a 32 year old musician and songwriter who lives in Redfern, Sydney.

Holt studied Law at ANU for three years before dropping out deciding to pursue a career in music. Working as a bartender and also as an in house sound engineer, he chose to pay his dues at the infamous Hopetoun Hotel, a bastion of Sydney’s live music scene over the last few decades. There he saw around 15 bands each week over a period of seven years. At the same time he also worked as an engineer in a small studio creating production music and working on audio for playstation games.

During this period he started four-piece Sydney band The Camels, with his younger brother Tim Holt, childhood friend Matt Smedley and buddy Dave Springer. The band quickly garnered praise in music circles for their fast paced and highly entertaining live show, and developed a reputation as one of Sydney’s most active and hardest working indie bands.

The Camels released their debut album All You Ever Needed in 2004 receiving critical acclaim and national airplay for four of its’ singles. The band then spent most of the following two years on the road, averaging over 115 shows each year. They toured Australia’s capital cities and regional areas, supporting bigger acts (Grinspoon, Spiderbait, Hoodoo Gurus, Jet, Electric Six, Cake, Dogs Die In Hot Cars); as well as headlining several of their own extensive national tours, and playing at the Homebake, The Great Escape and Come Together festivals.

The Camels spent parts of 2005 and 2006 recording several tracks specifically for the Bra Boys documentary. The Camels are currently working on their next release, with “The Romance EP” due for release on Saturday 17th March 2007. (Credit: Bra Boys official website)

Websites

The Camels

The Camels - MySpace.com

The Bra Boys

Profiles

The Camels

Music

The Bra Boys