“The Skating Party” is the recording project and moniker of Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist, “Gregory James.” The project began as a collection of songs that stem from childhood memories of local skating parties, where broken hearts lay next to battered arcade scores.
While currently recording and touring with other acts, (Fantastic Planet, Ohm Brellas) Gregory is constantly crafting catchy melodies over ambient sounds and danceable rhythms in his home studio since his self-released debut, “Pinbot Wizard.” “Done with Errors," continues right where he left off in the musical galaxy, showcasing an array of influences of Prince-esque synths and Linn Drum beats, and layered guitar and vocal melodies like New Order and the Cure. Each song tends to travel at an up-tempo pace, and danceable direction, while lyrically emoting a feeling of confusion and loss.
Over the years, Gregory has worked with producers Brian McTear (Matt Pond PA, Burning Brides, Hail Social) and Ryan & Paul of “the Cobbs” (Kasabian, War on Drugs) while fronting several bands, releasing records, compilations, and touring relentlessly. Whether hitting the grimiest dive bars on the lower East Side, to doing shots backstage with the likes of “Gym Class Heroes,” and “My Morning Jacket,” he has actively remained a prevalent staple on the struggling and highly competitive music scene in Philadelphia. "The Skating Party," is the next step in the musical landscape, to combine a lifetimes of musical experiences in an effort to craft "the perfect pop album." And by perfect, meaning, a collection of songs to listen to while you lace up your skates, and ride home…alone.