Take a breath. Be still. Fall deeply into your own arms. Take hold of your own hand that is always outstretched waiting for you to come home. I'll meet you there.
Self-taught pianist & composer based in the UK.
Playing since childhood, James has always sought to express musically what moves deep within us all and find connection with himself & others in that emotional space.
Oftentimes reflective, sometimes melancholic, always a musical adventure into the soul. Audiences have made (flattering!) comparisons with Ludovico Einaudi, Ólafur Arnalds, Satie and Nitin Sawhney.
From the first touch of the keys you are invited to take a moment, listen, drop into yourself and come home.
As well as performing in his own right, James has collaborated in workshops with personal development coaches, dance teachers, yoga instructors and Contact Improvisation facilitators, as well as created bespoke musical pieces to accompany guided meditations for commissioning authors.
Testimonials & Reviews:
“He brings pure magic… he is nothing short of amazing” Tom Fortes Mayer, FreeMind Project, www.freemindproject.org
Click here for a glimpse into the work James has done with Tom via a Facebook Live video.)
“Exceptional piano skills” www.divideandconquermusic.com
“We loved having James with us at Colourfest. His versatility allowed us to offer a variety of interesting and creative events, from chilled end of night moods to solo afternoon thought provoking sets. His collaboration with the contact improvisation was a beautiful part of the dance event.” Rowan Cobelli, Colourfest organiser https://colourfest.co.uk
“Listening to James's music brings me incredible peace.” Corrina Gordon-Barnes, author
"This is truly beautiful (have just ordered your album too). It made me more relaxed than I have been in weeks. I felt lifted. Thanks so much for sharing this with the world." Emma C, author & parenting coach
“That was sick!” Max, 15 years old – review after a gig ;-)
Available to perform across the UK and beyond, and for collaboration with workshop leaders, yoga instructors, dance teachers, choreographers, film-makers and artists. Get in touch & share your vision.
(Click here to see how James works with workshop leaders to help create an immersive, nourishing, soulful experience.)
Debut album 'Running Around A Hill' out now. Buy CD's direct from my Facebook shop here.
Watch & subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.
Technical Equipment details:
Stage Piano: Yamaha S90ES
Mixer: Yamaha MG10XU
Monitor Speakers x 2: Fostex PM-1 Mk2
PA speakers x 2: Yamaha DBR12
Upcoming events & news:
PIANO & YOGA: SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Sunday 23rd June 2019 - 6pm-8pm
St Paul’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP
Price: £25 per person or buy 2 tickets for £40
Following the success of the Christmas candlelit piano and yoga in December, Felicity and I are very pleased to say we will be returning!
Linking in with the joy of the Summer Solstice, this evening event will be a ceremony celebration of growth, sunlight and summer with the sensory experience of movement and live piano music!
Just bring your mat, a blanket and some warm clothing.
To book your place to get bank details or for any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE SET - AS PART OF THE ‘LOVE WATERBEACH’ FESTIVAL - other bands include The British IBM & Allotment.
Saturday 29th June 2019 - 7pm onwards
Waterbeach Baptist Church, Chapel St, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9HR
And… Album no.2 is on its way! ….