After his music went viral from being featured in a blockbuster Sony Playstation game, soul blues song writer Shawn James has announced upcoming UK tour dates.
Shawn James reached overnight fame in both the US and the UK after reaching 3 million plays on Spotify when his song ‘Through the Valley’ was featured in the game ‘The Last of Us 2’.
The singer songwriter has already played over 1000 gigs across USA and Europe – an impressive feat given he has until this point been an unsigned artist.
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Since his jump into fame, he’s landed a deal with Raleigh Music Group, allowing him to start an extensive tour across Europe, with a number of UK dates.
Shawn James was born in Chicago in 1986 and lives in Arkansas, finding his passion for blues and soul music after growing up with the discographies of Son House, Tom Waits and Otis Redding. His hard work since then has led to him self funding three album releases and completing 15 US and 4 European tours, as well as running his very own record label.
Shawn says of the upcoming tour dates: “I’m absolutely stoked on finally making it over to the U.K. The amount of soulful music coming out of there is outstanding and I look forward to playing shows, making my mark and meeting new folks all around the area.”