James’ original style of instrumental music is best described as Contemporary Classical which emphasizes the “contemporary”. Rock, Pop, Jazz, Heavy Metal, and Electronic influences are combined with his Classical background to create a truly unique hybrid. His compositions transport listeners through a range of emotions, as soothing melodies morph into fierce energy. James’ stylistic diversity and superior musicianship bring an exciting new sound to the instrumental music scene. In his own words, “…combining the beautiful with the devastating.”
His first album, “Solo Piano Destruction”, was released in 2015 to excellent reviews. His second album, “Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar”, was released in 2018; also to excellent reviews.
James balances his instrumental composing with an equal passion for distinguished songwriting. He is a devoted student of Songcraft; in search of that perfect combination of melody, chords, and lyrics. He has released two singles, and has a large catalog of original material. Future releases are planned.