Kia Ora and welcome!!
I'm singer/songwriter/bass player, James Kahu, from Auckland, New Zealand.
I started playing bass back in 1989 and since then have immersed myself in every style of music.
After a gig back in 2006, a vocalist and I were talking about the music scene and how well the bands were doing. I said that we should do something…. He carried on to say that he was doing an album to be put out the following year and "I could jump on the band wagon". Well that really hit home in a good and bad way, because I thought, he's right, as a freelance or session musician, that's what you do, back, up-and-coming or already established artists. So I went home that night and woke up in the morning and thought, I can do this myself, I sat down and reviewed the material I had already done and started writing……
I returned to New Zealand in 2008 after promoting my music in the USA for two months. I was ready to release an EP and give the world a 'taste’ of what James Kahu is about.
Because of limited time, funds and the excitement of releasing an EP, I have used a piccolo bass guitar (four string bass guitar tuned and octave higher) in the place of a guitar.
98% of this album consists of myself singing, playing bass and the drum programming.
Thanks very much to my friends who helped me record ‘Everything’ which is the title track.
PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.jameskahu.com
Peace & Love, James Kahu