All This Noise Q&A with James


1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

  • From a very early age. Assorted rock compilation albums featuring the likes of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple and Motörhead are the first things I remember making me want to pick up a guitar.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

  • I went through a phase in my early teens of mainly listening to classic stuff from the sixties and seventies like The Kinks, The Who, Beatles, Bowie etc. I think at some level they’ve all really influenced how I go about writing lyrics and vocal melodies. Radiohead are who really turned me onto modern alternative music. They really influenced my guitar playing and pushed me towards listening to a lot more electronic music.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

  • Oh ages. From about 13 years old I started getting at least a vague idea of how to play the guitar.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

  • Playing a small impromptu gig with one of my old bands at a small and crazy Greek bar on Latimer road. We were first on but other acts included Snow Patrol, The Magic Numbers and Ed Harcourt.

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?