Jamie N Commons (UK)
Whoever heard the single ‘The Preacher’ without knowing Jamie N Commons’ age, would suspect that the blues singer has gone through decades of life experience. However, this proves to be far from the truth: Commons is only 22 years old. His first release, ‘The Baron EP’, contains seven songs with a total length of hardly fifteen minutes. Yet, this was more than enough to receive worldwide praise, comparisons to Nick Cave and Tom Waits and a spot on the shortlist of BCC’s Sound of 2012. Commons’ captivating lyrics and soaring voice are undoubtedly the reason why.