Arts Council Funding
James is grateful to have received a full grant from Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund For Individuals in support of continued creative practice and career development during lockdown.
New Release: Artephis with The Untold Orchestra
Released on 1st May, this double A-side single is a special collaboration between Artephis and The Untold Orchestra. James composed ‘Feel No More’, originally recorded by the 17-piece ensemble in 2018.
Thanks, Rory Russell, for the nomination: pick 10 records that had a formative effect on me
growing up (in no particular order).
Day 1: 'Elvis at Sun Records'
Day 2: 'Porgy And Bess' - Miles Davis/Gil Evans
Day 3: 'The Magical Mystery Tour' - The Beatles
Day 4: Flamenco Guitar Recital (Wigmore Hall Live) - Paco Peña
Day 5: 'Blood On The Tracks' - Bob Dylan
Day 6: 'Boulez Conducts Debussy & Ravel'
Day 7: 'Afro Blue Impressions' - John Coltrane
Day 8: 'Physical Graffiti' - Led Zeppelin
Day 9: 'Foxtrot' - Genesis
Day 10: '1958 Miles' - Miles Davis Sextet
La Côte Mediterranée
Two weeks before lockdown, we had our hair cut and filmed this Gilad Atzmon tune at The Whiskey Jar.
Pajdushka (from Four Macedonian Pieces)
We recorded this Miroslav Tadić piece for alto flute and guitar in November at The Yard.
THE EASY ROLLERS
I'm An Unemployed Sweetheart
My 90-year-old banjolele has now received its letter from the government and is locked away until this all blows over. Stay safe one and all.
(*at the time of filming, we were all square with government advice)