November 7, 2008

Jamie Aditya : A man with multi talent, singer, songwriter, musician, comedian, dancer, actor and TV presenter

James Adityawarman Graham, that's his full name. But many people only known him as Jamie Aditya VJ MTV, started studying classical guitar in Jakarta at age 14 and listened to a lot of metal, i.e. Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, and most importantly, Jimi Hendrix got him into Blues, which until now he can't stop playing every time he pick up a guitar. In Australia, Jamie also played in African and Reggae bands, an experience which helped him to further understand popular modern American music.

Jamie Aditya went back to Indonesia to soak up West Javanese (Sundanese) music and, shortly afterwards, started a stint as a Video Jockey with MTV Asia which lasted over six excrutiating years. He almost died from over exposure to Boy Bands! Jamie moved to Discovery Channel for a while and did a music-based travel show called "Sync or Swim" - which is why he now frequently find myself singing in Mongolian in the shower! It was during his time at MTV that he started to try and write some songs of his own in an attempt to make up for some of the rubbish he was presenting on screen.

In 2007, he returned to Indonesia and recorded some of his songs at the modest bedroom studio of his friend called Hendra ( of "Rock 'n Roll Mafia"), as guest singer in "Too Many Questions" in the city of Bandung. Jamie Aditya also did a song, "Wonderful Day", with DJ Sumantri in Jakarta and one with his friend Ade Habibie, "It's Coming Our Way". At The S.I.G.I.T, as backing vocal and duet with Glenn Fredly in "Good Times" (album "Aku dan Wanita").

Full Name : James Adityawarman Graham
Nickname : Jamie Aditya
Place / Date of birth : Canberra, 1970
Wife's Name : Natalie Widyanti
Son's Name : James Adi Awan

  • 96’ Wrote and starred in a short film :”Jamie si anak Ajaib”(Jamie the Wonder Boy) which won best short film at the Creative Circle Awards in Hong Kong.
  • 96’97’99’ Won best light entertainment presenter Asia Television Awards
  • 96’97’ Won Best Show M.T.V. Screen 99’ at the Asia Television Awards
  • Nominated for best Travel show “Sync or Swim” 2004’Asia Television Awards

TV :
* Indonesian Idol (2007)

* Coca Cola
* Mentari Indosat

  • XL, Antara Aku, Kau dan Mak Erot (2007) as Deni - with Sarah Sechan, Alex Abad and Dewi Sandra
  • Asmara Dua Diana (2008) as Asmara - with Luna Maya and Aura Kasih
  • Jakarta International Soulnation Festival 2008 (Soulnation 2008), play some songs : You're Just an Alien, And Now You're Gone , I Ask Myself, Shine On, I Ain't The One, Freedom and the last "Brown Sugar"

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1 comment:

blogdangkal™ said...

i would like to get permittion to copy the articles into Indonesian as an article as well in my blog then. — thx a lot :)