Name: James Mann
Favorite electric guitar: Custom Bravewood Stratocaster
Favorite acoustic guitar: Takamine Koa EF77
Influences: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe, Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Larry Carlton, and many more….
Fire and passion are the best words to describe the guitar virtuosity of James Mann. Picking up a guitar at age 16 and never putting down since, not even for a day, James has spent years playing live, writing and recording and most importantly, learning. Stylistically diverse, his love for music of all genres impacts his own songwriting style, from rock, pop, jazz, blues, progressive and instrumentals. He says “I always want to be challenged and don’t want to get stuck playing or writing a particular style of music. I want to have a diverse sound palate and use those colours to paint my music”.