‘I am absolutely sure that he will become something truly special’ - BBC Introducing
James Humphrys is a Bristol-based songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Sun Mantra EP, his 2017 debut 5-track EP, received numerous radio plays and tracks from it added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist.
Taking influences from bands like Foals, Parcels, Bombay Bicycle Club and Real Estate, James’s sound is a unique concoction of funk-filled dream pop. He has played venues ranging from Thekla to the Royal Albert Hall, and supported bands including San Cisco, Shortstraw and Cassia. In addition to multiple sets with London's Sofar Sounds, James has also joined the line-up at Glastonbury 2018, 2000 Trees Festival, Bristol Harbour Side Festival and Dot to Dot Festival.
2019 saw James expanding his horizons, with two short-term performing contracts in the Pacific Ocean. He used the time away to concentrate on his writing and his next single Lay It All Down featured on Spotify’s Transistor playlist. Following Tongue Tied, his track released in the New Year, James released two singles, Colour and All the Same from his second EP, Memory Palace which is out now!