Born May 5, in Windsor, Ontario Canada, Guitarist of Pop/Rock Instrumental. On September 1, 2010 James has released his second self-produced CD “ZepOcean”. Current contributing talent include, Brian Doerner on drums (Helix,Saga), Steve Hogg on Bass (Ian Thomas Band) and mixer Richard Chycki (Rush, Aerosmith, Pink). James was introduced to the guitar at the age of 5. Ever since, James has been obsessed with the tonal effects the “soul of the guitar could bring out”. On October 10, 2010 James has released his 3rd CD titled Transform. A solo instrumental which is also available here on CD Baby
At age 9, he finished Standard Guitar in two and a half months which was taught by Gordie Taylor.
James started recording rhythm tracks at age 14 and began to build guitars and make shift amps. Moving back to Windsor where he started playing in various bands, was introduced into rock.
At 20 he played with a rock band and toured in Saskatchewan while attending college. At 21, James played heavy rock and pop, then back to his hometown of Windsor where he played rock metal and began classical training.
In 1985, James joined City Beat (Motown R&B) and played local towns. He Produced, arranged and engineered the bands production. He appeared on cable May 1985 for the African Relief Fund. Later that year James began recording original material of guitar instrumental pop/rock at Fine Line Productions.
James continued writing and arranging musical works by himself. In 1987 he ran a studio where dance mixes were held and some pop/rock with a drummer developed. Later the next year started a rock band in Windsor.
In 1990 James moved to Kitchener, Ontario and began renting studios out to bands for rehearsal. Later he started a studio to promote local talent which was aired at University and New Alternative stations. He has produced, promoted and engineered for local band’s. Later in the 1990’s and 2000’s he initiated commercial recording projects with various known local artists/producers.