Jamie Scallion is a songwriter and author. As the lead singer of the cult London rock band Officer Kicks he toured and recorded for over ten years, supporting some of the biggest names in the music industry and playing festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Bestival and The Big Weekend.
As the lead singer of the cult London rock band Officer Kicks he played and recorded for over ten years, playing with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
He wrote the first installment of The Rock 'n' Roll Diaries whilst on tour. The book has received over two hundred five star reviews on Amazon since its release in 2015 and been number one on the Amazon bestseller list on numerous occasions. The books have been translated into German, Dutch and French. Scallion co-wrote the soundtrack for the book with the Irish band The Script and hit songwriter/producer - James Barry. Since being released exclusively on Spotify the tracks have been streamed over a million times.
He has written articles for The Sun Newspaper, Cambridge Evening News and is an ambassador for National Literacy Trust. Currently he is working alongside the Literacy Trust on a lyrics based programme aimed at teenagers, delivering songwriting workshops in schools all over the country.
At the beginning of 2015 he teamed up with his brothers Alexander Wolfe and Ben Roulston and formed a songwriting/production trio. Between them they have worked with a host of artists including Jamie Cullum, Florence and the Machine, The Script, Wolf Alice, Laura Welsh and Luke Friend. The trio released their first single at the end of 2016 on Studio Records. It was given 100% good reviews on Hype Machine and over 20,000 plays on Soundcloud in its first week.
Jamie grew up in South East London. He works out of his studio in Shoreditch. His favourite colour is red. He supports Cambridge United Football Club. His favourite food is Indian. He loves reading and a good film.