After starting aged seven, James has played all over the world and recorded in some of the world’s most prestigious studios. He was playing for a signed artist at just 17 and then progressed on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree at The London College of Music.

James has worked with some top producers including Mark Hawley (Tori Amos, Johnny Cash), Al Stone (Jamiroquoi, Bjork, Stereo MC’s), Marcel Van Limbeek (The Temptations, Damien Rice, The Beautiful South), Magnus Feinnes (Lenny Kravitz, Gary Moore, Jamelia), Gareth Young (Sugababes, Ronan Keating, Danni Minogue) and Jim Barr (Portishead, Goldfrapp).

Now, he is providing an online drum recording service for singer/songwriters and composers from his specially designed studio in Cardiff. This means artists and producers can have James playing live drums on their songs from anywhere in the world.

As well as this he is teaching a number of pupils from both his studio and in schools. He teaches a variety of ages and abilities and can cater for beginners right through to advanced pupils.

James is also a keen producer, and says he’s “obsessed with music technology.” His productions can be found on Soundcloud and various other social networking sites.


“[James] is up there in my top 10 drummers to work with.” Al Stone (Jamiroquoi, Bjork, Stereo MC’s)

“[James] has a really good feel.” Mark Hawley (Tori Amos, Johnny Cash)


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