British singer Jamie T plans to start a covers band with his friends so he can have a break from writing music.
Jamie T is to start a covers band with his friends.
The British singer - who kicks off his rescheduled tour next month after postponing it because he was ill with laryngitis - plans to get together with two of his childhood pals and perform as a covers group so he can have a break from writing music.
He told BBC 6Music: "I seem to spend a lot of time talking about starting a covers band at the moment, which I'm thinking of doing with a couple of friends. We've done a lot of music over the past year, we've written a lot and I think we are coming to the end of a phase of that I suppose.
"Maybe it's time to stop writing for a bit as strange as that sounds sometimes you need to collect your thoughts a bit before writing so I think a covers band might be fun.
"They're all mates that love music at the moment, just close friends of mine."
However, the 23-year-old 'Sticks 'n' Stones' singer doesn't expect to record with the new group but hopes to perform several "fun" live shows.
He explained: "I think we're just going to play some shows. I think it's just more for the sake of having fun and going out and playing it. I don't think anyone's got any ideas that big about recording them."
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