Hi I'm James. I've got over 15 years of experience as a professional drummer and singer, but I'm also more than capable in guitar and piano. Being a recording producer/engineer as well helps me to make every instrument have its own personality in recordings. I've got a great ear for harmonies and melody lines for production and song writing.
Easy to work with, and adaptable with experience in all aspects, including performance and recording across all genres such as solo, bands, theatre productions, and session work. Able to play competently across a range of instruments including drums, guitar, keyboards, and bass, as well as experience as a lead and backing vocalist.
Working under the name 'Modern One Man Band' I've produced a series of solo projects and videos for social media.
Previous credits include- J Marie Cooper, Brian Robertson, Karl William Lund, Primo Nelson and playing support across Europe for- Hannah Williams and the Affirmations/George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Recently completed an 8 month contract with Carnival Cruise Lines as the resident drummer for the Carnival Ecstasy.
Committed to getting the highest standards for all projects, and offers the best of both worlds by being a multi instrumentalist as well as a producer, engineer and mixer.
Equipment owned and used-
Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton
Commonly used for vocals-
Neve 1073LB preamp / Focusrite 8 pre
AKG 414 / EV RE20 / MD 421 etc
Acoustic and electronic drum hardware (DW, Roland, Tama etc)
Keyboards - Nord stage 3 / Korg M1 / Hammond organ etc
Guitars / Bass - Fender / Gibson
Processing - Kemper stage and a range of effects and processing units
Guitar amps - Fender / Vox amps
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
3 ReviewsEndorse Modern One Man Band
Great voice, delivered great stuff under a tight deadline.
The one take wonder. If you need your record made and you need it made well, then this is your guy. He will deliver, he will not let you down. His sense of harmony, rhythm and groove is second to none. And a splendid chap to be around. He's got it all. Stop looking, you have found him.
I had the pleasure of managing James during our 8-month contract with Carnival Cruise Lines. Although hired as a drummer, James brought so much more to our final product. I was blown away by his incredible voice and strong ear for harmonies. The ideas he brought to the table really enhanced the overall feel of the songs. Many times he would also step in on keys and do stripped-down sets alone.
This guy has many strings to his bow and is a one-stop shop for session singing, drumming, guitar, keys, not to mention his mixing skills.