Jamie Coon

Jamie Coon

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Sexy, soulful pop songs fueled by powerful, passionate female vocals.

Biography

The first time you hear singer Jamie Coon’s music, you immediately know that you’re listening to something different. Her voice is both soulful and angelic; her original tunes are decidedly pop, yet informed by the soul tradition. However, there are also other currents running deeper throughout her music: a Native American born in Okemah, Oklahoma, Jamie’s songs have a spiritual, wide open feel that flows naturally. The result is one of the freshest sounding singers to come along in awhile.

Growing up in Oklahoma, Jamie was exposed to music at an early age. Her parents were huge music fans and listened to everything from Ronnie Milsap and Elton John to Percy Sledge, Fats Domino and Aretha.

Because Jamie has so many influences, her songs incorporate a wide variety of instrumentation and styles. She seamlessly fuses stripped down acoustics, standard pop/rock instrumentation, electronic elements and drum loops, and more. Everything is held together so nicely because of her musical vision, passionate voice and solid soul underpinning.

Jamie has assembled a band of like-minded musicians, who have pushed her musically and given her songs added depth. They include acoustic guitarist Rafael Barajas who brings a Latin influence and acoustic/electric guitarist Eric Sampson. Rounding out the rhythm section is Tom Von Doom (former Cycle Sluts from Hell bassist – and interestingly one of the kids on Blood, Sweat and Tears’ first album cover), and drummer LJ Holifield. Jamie and the band released their first CD, Everything So Far, in late 2005 on indie label CSW Entertainment. Jamie and the band have been gigging constantly in support of the CD, with well-received shows at the Pig N Whistle, Rainbow Room, Improv, Cat Club, Talking Stick, Knitting Factory and the Lebowski Fest.

Recently, Jamie’s music has been enjoying an increasingly wide audience. Several of her songs appeared on the soundtrack of the films Gone, But Not Forgotten and Virtuality, and the band has three tracks featured in the film Long-Term Relationship. Her single "Breathe" (taken from Everything So Far) was featured in Deceit, starring Joe Pantoliano and Jon Abrahams. Her music was included on a recent episode of CBS' hit 'Ghost Whisperer'. She has signed an agreement with Riptide Music, a company placing music in major TV shows and film. And perhaps most rewardingly, she was a recent nominee for Best Female Artist in the First Annual Southern California Music Awards. As Paul Deppeler of IROK Radio said in his 5-star review of Everything So Far, “she is well on her way to making a lasting impact on the music scene and a long and successful career.”

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Lyrics

Waiting

Written By: Jamie Coon

How was I supposed to know
When you leave you wouldn’t come back to me
When you walked through that door
I could feel I could breathe no more
The things I said that made you cry
Don’t you know it was the pain
I felt inside

Well I’m sorry for all those things
If you need me this is where I’ll be

Chorus:
Oh I’m waiting, I’m watching
I’ll be waiting for you
To come back to me
I’ll be hoping, while I’m praying
That one day God will give you
Back to me
Until that day this is all I can say
If you need me this is where I’ll be
I’ll be waiting for you

Even though time’s passed by
Don’t you know you’re still on my mind?
Call on me anytime
I’ll be there right by your side
I believe things will change
Don’t you know that time will
Heal all pain
I’m sorry for all those things
If you need me this is where I’ll be

Chorus:
Oh I’m waiting, I’m watching
I’ll be waiting for you
To come back to me
I’ll be hoping, while I’m praying
That one day God will give you
Back to me
Until that day this is all I can say
If you need me this is where I’ll be
Oh I’m waiting

Until that day this is all I can say
If you need me this is where I’ll be

Breathe

Written By: Jamie Coon & Rafael Barajas

Count the times
I wonder why
You’re not lying next to me
So long night, said goodbye
I’m alone and I can hardly breathe

Chorus:
Don’t you know what you’re doing to me?
I’m lying here and I can hardly sleep
Don’t you know what you’re doing to me?
Remind myself that I’ve just got to breathe

Maybe I
Don’t know why
You’re not standing next to me
Late last night, you said goodbye
Your excuse made no sense to me

Chorus:
Don’t you know what you’re doing to me?
I’m lying here and I can hardly sleep
Don’t you know what you’re doing to me?
Remind myself that I’ve just got to-

Breathe

Just got to breathe
Don’t you know what you’re doing
When you leave me?

Count the times
I wonder why
You’re not lying next to me
So long night, said goodbye
Your excuse made no sense to me

Chorus:
Don’t you know what you’re doing to me?
I’m lying here and I can hardly sleep
Don’t you know what you’re doing to me?
Remind myself that I’ve just got to breathe

Loving You

Written By: Jamie Coon & Rafael Barajas

I just can't stop
Loving you
Wouldn't even try
It wouldn't do
If I say the words
What i feel inside
Would it be enough
To make you mine?

Chorus:
I'll be loving you
If you want me to
You're the someone
I want to hold on to
I'll be loving you
If you want me to
With everything I know
I'm still loving you

Everything's all right
Convince myself at night
Lying here while it all
Comes running in
If you could only see
How you got to me
Maybe you'd try to
Love again

Chorus:
I'll be loving you
If you want me to
You're the someone
I want to hold on to
I'll be loving you
If you want me to
With everything I know
I'm still loving you

Discography

"Everything So Far" - 9 Tracks
"Long-Term Relationship Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" - 3 Tracks by Jamie Coon

Set List

Jamie is currently playing shows in and around Los Angeles. She performs original music from her album "Everything So Far" and her upcoming album "Day After Day". The sets are about 30 to 45 minutes long. Besides performing her own material, she also covers music from artists such as Elton John, Jim Croce and Elvis.