James Heaton has been playing guitar since 1984, inspired at first by Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai, he later discovered Joe Satriani and finally Jimi Hendrix.
James has a passion for Hendrix's fuzzface sound as well as an infatuation of cello's and violins. Combining the two he developed a unique sound that mimics the cellos throaty singing voice and the dirty feel of an overdriven Marshall amp.
A self confessed effects addict, James utilizes all the sounds he can find from slides, to ebows, to guitar synths, even chrome steel guitar picks. All mixed with the haunting melodic minor scales that James so loves.
Hailing from Greenville SC, James has played for numerous bands. One of his early bands, Yuk Foo opened for The Black Crowes in Savannah Ga, later on James played with Existant and produced a full length CD. James moved onto SecondLife and is currently working on building his own group.