Jamie Catto (born 14 August 1968 in London, England) is a former and founding member of Faithless. He was the ballad singer/songwriter, and became Art Director and Video Director of the band before leaving in 1999 to form the double-Grammy nominated, global music and film project 1 Giant Leap. His last album with Faithless was Sunday 8PM. He is also known as a photographer, script editor and creative catalyst.
When Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman formed 1 Giant Leap, they toured to such nations as Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, India, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, America and Europe, equipped solely with a digital video camera, a laptop and a vision to explore 'The Unity in the Diversity'.
They collaborated with such artists as Dennis Hopper, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Stipe, Bono, Susan Sarandon, k.d. Lang, Tom Robbins, Dido, Brian Eno, Tim Robbins, Daniel Lanois, Yoko Ono, J. P. Donleavy, Naomi Klein, Oumou Sangare, Billy Connolly, Baaba Maal, Rokia Traore, DBC Pierre, Neneh Cherry, Robbie Williams, Lila Downs, Bob Geldof, Neale Donald Walsch, Stephen Fry, Gita Mehta, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Speech, Mahotella Queens, Michael Franti etc.
1 Giant Leap finished their second film / album 'What About Me?' released on region 2 DVD June 2008 in the UK and won Grand Jury Best Documentary at Red Rock Film Festival at first screening in America at the end of 2008
They travelled across 50 countries and 5 continents recording music and interviews What About Me? website
It features Tim Robbins, Daniel Lanois, KD Lang, Susan Sarandon, Zap Mama, Bob Geldof, Noam Chomsky, Billy Connolly, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walcsh, Courtney Love, Carrie Fisher, Bhagavan Das, Ram Dass, Oumou Sangare, Rokia Traore, Stephen Fry, Eckhart Tolle, Michael Franti, Michael Stipe, DBC Pierre, Will Young Ram Dass Daniel Lanois, Maxi Jazz, Oumou Sangare, Mahotella Queens, Stewart Copeland, Lila Downs Ramata Diakite, and others.
Catto also runs their on-line record label website at Spacious Music (www.spaciousmusic.com) and founded Bondage For Freedom (www.bondageforfreedom.com) with Sam Roddick to make Activism the driving Art movement of this era and revitalise Protest, Freedom of Speech and Mischievous Civil Disobedience - 'None Of Us Are Free While One Of Us Is Chained'.