James played Munich Sessions in early 2016, we were instantly impressed by the distinctive tone in his voice that produced a growl just went needed. Coupled along side some rather deep south styled guitar, James shows himself as an artist of the classic style singer songwriter. He was back in town a few weeks ago by chance of a mistaken travel destination which we won’t go into to much detail about for his sake, and we happily had him round for the Flat Sessions.
We also ran a few questions by him:
1. How did you first get into music?
At a pretty young age. Early enough that I can’t remember exactly when… There was always music playing in my house, so I didn’t have much choice in the matter.
2. First song you learnt?
“Bad Moon Rising” I believe. CCR is key.
3. Favourite album?
Always hard to narrow down, but something about the screeching sound of Dylans “Blonde On Blonde” keeps me coming back.
4. Favourite colour?
Yellow. My mom likes yellow.
5. Who would win in a fight, Gandalf or Dumbledore?
Gandalf – no question. He’s basically immortal. And Ian McKellen is great.
6. Worst job you’ve ever had?
Rosemary Rock Salt Bagels. Andrew, if you’re reading this: you suck.
7. Stupidest childhood injury?
I sliced my finger cutting malt bread when I was 12 and fainted.
8. Most inspirational musician?
Dylan’s ability to continually find new sounds and escape any given persona always inspires me.
9. Who would you most like to see live? (dead or alive)
Zappa! What a trip that would be. RIP.
10. What superpower would you have?
Time travel. A little more elbow room would be nice.