COMPOSER/ ARRANGER/ MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Current and upcoming projects include: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (Rose Theatre, Kingston)
Theatre credits include: TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Shakespeare’s Globe & UK Tour); BOYS WILL BE BOYS (Headlong & Bush Theatre); THE ROLLING STONE (Orange Tree Theatre); THE ODYSSEY (ETT & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse & UK tour); SHIBBOLETH (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); THE ROLLING STONE (Manchester Royal Exchange & WYP); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); TEH INTERNET IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL COURT, (Royal Court); POSH (Royal Court & West End); THE BEAUTIFUL COSMOS OF IVOR CUTLER (Vanishing Point and National Theatre of Scotland Sottish tour & Brighton Festival); DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK; SECRET THEATRE SHOW 1 (Lyric Hammersmith); OUR BIG LAND (Romany Theatre Company); COFFEE (Pleasance, Edinburgh).
James is currently working on the boxing musical JOURNEYMAN and developing LORD OF THE DARTS, the second piece in his sporting musical trilogy.
Awards: Best Music and Sound Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for THE BEAUTIFUL COSMOS OF IVOR CUTLER (Vanishing Point and National Theatre of Scotland).
For Radio: CARMEN by Dan Allum.
TV includes: OBJECTS OF DESIRE (Sky Arts).
As a singer and flautist he has worked with, amongst others, Tom Jones, Barry Adamson, Kate Nash and Blondie.
James is a founder member of, and arranger for, award-winning vocal harmony band The Magnets. They have appeared on The Review Show, Comic Relief, Parkinson, GMTV, BBC Proms in the Park and Blue Peter as well as sessions for Radio 1 and 2.