James Van Cooper is an Australian. He’s young, stylish and cool. James summons the sounds of Alt/Country Rock with catchy hooks and twangy guitars.
He’s a man for those that like their country gnarly and epic as well as nuanced and intimiate. James’ is a slick flamboyant performer and a heartfelt songwriter, he’s renowned as a wild and complete guitarist who can leave an audience in smoking ruins. James as a teenager cut his teeth musically playing hard and fast on the local rock circuit in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. In his late teens, he struggled with addiction and by 20 years old JVC won his hard-earned sobriety. This road to enlightenment was,in part,harnessed to inspire James’ debut EP released 2017s ,“Highrise Skyline”. The making of this EP was guided by Australian Country Music icon Bill Chambers. James and Bill met through a chance meeting and for most of 2017 together they recorded and toured Australia and Europe.By early 2018 James now 21 years of age, was stylistically gravitating more to towards Alt Country, especially Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell and he began to further blaze his own trail in the world of cool country rock. In March/April 2018 James Van Cooper went to USA to record his debut album “Coming Home” with famed LA Producer Scott Campbell.While in the US James secured the support of some of LA’s finest musicians including Matt Pynn and Alt/Country darling Jamie Wyatt (Jamie performs a duet with James on the track “Come Home”.)