State your reason for choosing music as a career.
Hearing a song as a kid and it instantly has an effect on you. Wow, what was that, I want to do that.
Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.
I was always the kid that would do a three page story in my Primary School while other kids struggled with half a page. Lucky. Having said that I was in the bottom class. 🙁 So writing isn’t that hard for me, lucky.
Tell us about your life outside the music world.
I’m an electrician, which enables me to promote my music. Before I wrote over 50 songs I did have a life. All my time now is spent promoting my songs. I party every Saturday night then back to it, but as a ‘working bee’, I can do it, kind of enjoy it. 🙂
Brief us about your music career.
I tried to make it when I was a teenager, summer season at Butlins, but failed. I’m back with good songs this time and you are only as good as the song you are singing and I want to be acknowledged as a songwriter.
Elaborate on how you come about your artist’s name.
It’s my name. I say the J is for joker but it is ‘James’.
List your favorite music video with reason.
Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’. ‘Impossible, spending too much time.’
Tell us your source of inspiration.
Music inspires me to try and make music.
Tell us your impression of dealing with paparazzi.
Very hard, I keep chasing after them but every time they get away. 🙂
Elaborate on the A-Z process of this song.
I get a bit of the tune and a bit of the title, then I spend about three weeks thinking about it, writing down catchy lines every day, then I will sit down with about thirty sheets of ‘rewrites’, and put the song together like a jigsaw, (a lot of work, hope it shows).
Tell us what you have on the way for your fans.
This summer I hope to have a great band, but I think Promo comes first. And I am not aware I have any fans. 🙁
List the names of those that have supported you so far.
I have some great music mates; I talk to a lot, but in this business you are on your own, your decision on the song, the arrangement, the YouTube, the Promo etc. Okay, alright, my mum.
Tell us your opinion on the use of auto-tune.
If my producer has auto-tuned; it must have been broken when I was there.
Tell us your opinion on quality and quantity in terms of releasing songs.
I am using the ‘cheese system’, give them just a few songs and hopefully that will tempt them back to my ‘lair’ of songs, hee, hee.
Tell us your opinion on comparing a music career to a non-music career.
If you have a music career you must constantly ‘Chant the Mantra’; it is far better to give than to receive.
State the genre you hate most with reason.
It’s never about the genre, if a song is good it can be in any genre and it will be a good listen, it’s not easy to write a ‘good’ song in any genre.
List your five favorite movies with reasons.
Anything funny. Loved Jack Black in ‘Rock School’. Don’t do ‘violence’. I was gutted when ‘ Friends’ on T.V. came to an end.
State the links to your stores and website.