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.
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.
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.)
‘I often play James’s music in my classes. Dancers love it too and often ask about it. It was a real treat when James played piano live in our on-going group. He is such a seasoned, committed and enthusiastic dancer himself and he knows exactly what kind of soundscape can support the dance best at any given moment. Very professional and very fluid.’ Alex Svoboda, freedomDANCE www.freedom-dance.com
“We so enjoyed having James as a collaborator on the programme - it was a magical experience indeed for all, rich in connection. His generosity with us all and openness to the experience undoubtedly set the scene for something quite special to take place.” Ruth Clarke, Inclusion Associate, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
“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 www.colourfest.co.uk
“Listening to James's music brings me incredible peace.” Corrina Gordon-Barnes, author & coach www.corrinagordonbarnes.com
"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 P, author & coach
“That was sick!” Max, 15 years old – review after a gig ;-)
Technical Equipment details:
Stage Piano: Yamaha S90ES
PA speakers x 2: Yamaha DBR12
Mixer: Yamaha MG10XU
Monitor Speakers x 2: Fostex PM-1 Mk2
Upcoming events & news:
Album no.2 - ‘Blue’ is on its way!
Update as of 29.8.19 - It’s nearly ready to send off for mastering now, and then there’s the fun creative work to do on the cover art etc, and then …. album Launch Party :-) J x
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