James is an experienced and dynamic vocal leader who is passionate about getting all people singing. He has led open-access choirs at festivals, workplaces, schools, pubs and football stadiums with an emphasis on fun and inclusivity. James is in demand as a workshop leader across the UK, teaching his own arrangements of traditional and contemporary material. He is a member of the Australian all-male a cappella troupe The Spooky Men’s Chorale and their British off-shoot, A Fistful of Spookies, with whom they have performed at major European festivals and live sessions for BBC Radio 2 & 3.
James now lives in the hills of North East Wales, and is the musical director of three large community choirs: Holt Village Voices (near Wrexham), Creative Community Choir (Wirral) and Bebington Bitter Men (Wirral). He has worked as a guest director for several choirs including Wrexham Community Choir, Liverpool Socialist Singers and The Choir With No Name Liverpool.