James is a versatile pianist, multi-instrumentalist, DJ and entertainer from Holmfirth, Yorkshire.
He began learning the piano and organ at the age of 7, and by the age of 12 was playing with high school ensembles, bands and in musical productions, alongside being a local church organist. He rapidly obtained grade 8 standard on piano, drums and percussion, and joined Calderdale Youth Symphony Orchestra as principal percussionist.
James continued his interest by studying Music Technology BSc at The University of Huddersfield, specialising in Composition and Performance, whilst playing in rock, soul, funk and indie bands on the piano, hammond organ, keyboards, drums and occasional electric and bass guitar. This led to a permanent position with leading Soul and Motown function band "The Fabulous BB Kings".
Today, James is an award winning, professional and in-demand Wedding and Events pianist and DJ. He can read music and is equally proficient at playing by ear to perform the best pop music of the modern era, and from the last 50 years and beyond, and also provides the best recorded music service around!
If there is no piano on site, James has his own portable, professional digital stage piano !
Fully portable Professional Kawai Digital Stage Piano
PA system suitable for any size of venue
All electrical equipment is PAT tested
Public Liability Insurance is held
Floor space of approximately 2m square
Single power socket within 5m of piano location
James' Digital Stage Piano
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