Bob James start & influence in music came at an early age, being taught by his Grandfather Archie, who inspired the name of his publishing company.
He was involved in various musical activities including 50's Rock'N'Roll & Country bands.
His first taste of playing in the United States came in 1979, playing venues in Nashville & Memphis
Bob James, began a songwriting career in 1990, receiving his first publishing contract shortly after.
James gained interest from an indie label who offered him recording time, he then formed a band "Country Connection".
He gained a following, playing Pubs and Clubs around the U.K. As interest rose, he began playing venues around Europe.
Bob James formed Archie-Rose Publishing in London, England in 1993.
1994 James release his first album "In The Words Of A Song". The album was a mix of Country and Rockabilly, due to his influence and love of 50's Rock 'N' Roll, He won various awards, including best male vocalist. With fast growing attention, the band name was dropped.
He was approached by Sky television, who were launching CMT Europe, Bob was offered the opportunity to represent CMT Europe, which helped his career.
James moved to Nashville TN, in 1998 where he affiliated Archie-Rose with ASCAP, there he gained a friend and mentor in ASCAP VP Ralph Murphy.
He joined forces with producer Bradley Verecha, who had put a brilliant video together "Don't Let The Home Farm Die" for which Bob co wrote the theme song. The video was aired on the "US Farm Report" show. To bring awareness of the importance and the plight of farmers.
With turmoil in the Country music business in 1999, Bob decided to take some time away to concentrate on songwriting and building the company.
2009, Bob decided to kick start Archie-Rose Music LLC, with songs he had written during his time away, he produced and recorded a new album "When The Darkness Calls", with friend/Studio Engineer Tim Bushong, at his studio in Syracuse Indiana. The album released in 2010.
Bob joined forces with Inez Ward, in England (Justice for Licensees, & Save the Great British Pub), Inez asked Bob to write and record a song, that would bring awareness of the plight of the pub industry in England.
As Bob and many other artists/ performers began their careers in pubs, clubs and bars, Bob jumped at the opportunity, pubs are part of British heritage.
Bob wrote & released "What Can We Do Now" along with his studio engineer / producer & co-writer Tim Bushong, Which they hope will help the industry.
July 2011, Bob re-re;eased "In The Words of a Song" due to requests, as the original was released in 1994 primarily in U.K. & Europe on Cassette & Vinyl.
Bob James is now expanding Archie-Rose Music Nashville, to include an Indie label, which has a new artist Kevie Collins, her debut album is to be recorded at the highly acclaimed "Dark Horse Recording Studios" Franklin TN. A TV/Radio tour is being planned for both Bob James & Kevie Collins in the near future.