James grew up in the deep South surrounded by the sounds of Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock and Southern Rock. His love for everything musical blossomed at an early age. After moving to Los Angeles he fronted multiple successful cover bands while playing bass, guitar, drums and a little bit of keyboards. Eventually he concentrated mostly on vocals.
After years of casual listening he began to really study the music of one band in particular which was Lynyrd Skynyrd this iconic Southern Rock band. He was ecstatic to find out that he and Ronnie Van Zant shared many of the same musical influences. When presented with the opportunity to front a band that played the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the sounds he grew up on there was no way he was going to miss the opportunity.
James brings great passion and enthusiasm to every performance. Every effort is made on his part to portray one of the greatest rock and roll singers of all time.