EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

The following list includes information on current and past musical opportunities.

For references or more information on what I did as part of my music education, please e-mail me at HelloTJames@gmail.com.

WRITER, PRODUCER

In August of 2016, I started writing and producing music with a team based in Los Angeles for publishers Liquid Cinema and Epitome Music. All music is intended for licensing purposes.

GUITARIST,  VOCALIST

The Rocket Summer – Guitarist and harmony vocalist for “Do You Feel” 10 year anniversary tour, US and UK legs in 2017, as well as the “Sweet Shivers” full US tour in Fall 2019. Visit http://www.therocketsummer.com to learn more about The Rocket Summer.

Nice Ghost – this is my original project, in which I self-produce. You can find my recent release by clicking here and navigating to your preferred platform.

Foo Flannels – Current frontman and lead guitarist for LA-based cover band. For sample footage, please contact me

Braxton Calhoun – 2017/2017 regional touring in the south/midwest with country artist as guitarist and harmony vocalist.

The Tailgaters – Over 200 shows in 2015 and were on the road 10 months out of the year. Repertoire consisted of cover songs (country, rock, and pop), as well as a few originals written by other members of the band and co-writers.

Radio Empire – (2009-2011). Completed two DIY-booked tours that each covered PA, NY, OH, IN, IL, MI, and MD. Genre: Pop-Rock. In this band, I wrote all of the material, played lead guitar, and sang lead vocals.

Stillframe Sky – (2006-2009). Completed two DIY-booked tours through PA, NY, OH, IL, IN, and IA. Genre: Pop-Rock. Much like in Radio Empire later on, I wrote the songs and performed as the lead guitarist and lead vocalist.

The Feebles – (2013-2014). A Los Angeles-Based Beatles cover band. We didn’t always stick to the specific Beatle member parts (as many other cover bands do), however I often sang lead or high harmony (Paul or John’s parts). In this group, I also played lead guitar, both acoustic and electric.

Gracie and Joey – (2014) With Gracie and Joey, I played lead electric guitar. They were a fantastic group of musicians and people, and I’m really glad they gave me the opportunity to play with them, right after I moved to Nashville.

Patricia Bahia – (2012-2014). In Los Angeles, I played guitar and sang harmony regularly for singer-songwriter Patricia Bahia. We would write together, travel together, and just generally have a great time! I am thankful for my opportunity to perform with her. Swing by patriciabahia.com to see what she’s all about.

Run, Forever – (Summer 2009). I played lead guitar for folk-punk band Run, Forever during a two-week tour. They are great friends of mine, and I’m glad I had the chance to play on the road with them early on in my touring career.

DRUMS

City of God Church– (2014)  Santa Monica, CA based non-denominational church. I was the drummer for weekly services at which we played modern Christian contemporary praise and worship. All worship music was played to a click track. I was also responsible for setting up drum microphones as well as a drum shield.

McLane Church– (2011-2012) Union City, PA non-denominational church. Much like at City of God, at McLane, I played drums for contemporary praise and worship music on a weekly basis. On several occasions, I also sang vocal harmony.

The Gathering Band– (2005 – 2009) Edinboro, PA alternative Christian band. This was the first group I ever played to a click track with. We performed weekly for the few years I was in the band, and also performed at regional festival and youth events.

TMJ Recordings (Session Drummer)– (2005 – 2007) I was called in to record drums for several projects by different recording artists at TMJ Recordings in Edinboro, PA.

CLASSICAL VOCALS (Tenor)

Nova Vocal Ensemble– (2013-2014) Los Angeles-based chamber choir that performed around the Southern California area. This group emphasized the ability to sight-read choral music.

Erie Philharmonic Chorus– (2012) The Erie Philharmonic Chorus was a large, selectively auditioned concert choir. In my time with the group, I had the honor of joining them in a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Warner Theatre in Erie Pennsylvania, accompanied by the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra.

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