James is a Composer, Vocal arranger, Musician and Singer. He is currently co-creating The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler with the National Theatre of Scotland and Vanishing Point theatre company
James recently worked with Filter Theatre in their production of A Midsummer Nights Dream and with Will Adamsdale and Fuel on their production of The Victorian in the Wall. He has also recently worked with the Lyric, Hammersmith on their Secret Theatre project and was the composer for their recent production of Jack and the Beanstalk. James is currently working on the boxing musical Journeyman and developing Lord of the Darts, the second piece in his sporting musical trilogy.
James composed the music for A Short History of the Royal Court by Richard Bean and Coffee by Glyn Cannon, and was Musical Director for In the Republic of Happiness (Royal Court) and Posh (Royal Court & West End).
As a singer and flautist he has worked with, amongst others, Tom Jones, Barry Adamson, Kate Nash and Blondie.
James is a founder member of, and arranger/song-writer for, award-winning vocal harmony band The Magnets. They have appeared on The Review Show, Comic Relief, Parkinson, GMTV, BBC Proms in the Park and Blue Peter as well as sessions for Radio 1 and 2.