Park life for Jeye

Jeye T at T in the Park 2014
Jeye T at T in the Park 2014

Motherwell musician John Tierney hopes being invited to appear at T in the Park earlier this month will help further his career.

Under his stage name of Jeye T, he performed on the BBC Introducing stage before thousands of festival goers.

He said: “Playing at T in the Park is something I had always wanted to go, I guess really it’s something all musicians want to do.

“I actually only received an invitation from the organisers a few days before who said they had heard my music and had a spot open for me.

“It was just a case of making sure my bassist Mark Kennedy and drummer James Storey were available and off we went.

“We received a great reaction from the crowd and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, with it being the last one at Balado made it feel a bit more special as I’ll always remember exactly when it was.

“There could easily have been 2,000 people watching us and hopefully will serve to getting my name out there and growing the fanbase.

“Backstage I was able to chat to Ellie Goulding and the Manic Street Preachers and they gave me some great advice about working in the industry.”

Jeye is currently organising an intimate gig in Glasgow next month to launch new single Laughing at Midnight, which he says showcases a new sound.

He said: “A lot of people have told me that the earlier stuff sounds like Oasis and I can definitely see why they would think that.

“However, we are starting to move away from that with newer material and the new track has a real 50s vibe about it.

“It will be a change of pace from T in the Park to be backing doing an intimate gig to launch the single, but who knows maybe some people who saw us at the festival will come along.”

Details of the gig will be finalised soon and posted on Jeye T’s Facebook page.