Born in London. First composition in primary school. First instruments; recorder, viola then acoustic guitar. First recordings; background vocals for Paul McCartney's production of Mary Hopkins' 'Sparrow', other backing vocals for Apple records, St. Margret's Westminster choir's version of Handel's 'Hear My Prayer/Oh For The Wings Of A Dove also live for BBC. Lots of backing vocals in Paris, France. Recorded two singles for RCA, France, band's name 'Nobody'. Recorded album for Philips/Polygram, Ireland, band's name 'The Phantom Orchestra' two songs written and recorded for this album, album's name 'Voila'. First solo record 'Gotta Go' for EMI/Pathe Marconi, record came out in about ten countries including North America, Australia, France. Finland, Greece and South America, own recording label in Germany 'Encantado'-album's name ' Nightfall' all own songs. Lots of concerts with friends like Rick Washington( Eagles, US Mail), Dieter Bornschlaegel ( Guru, Guru), Angela Frontera, Ralf Klose ( Funky Monkey), Freddy White, Barry Moore, The Furey Brothers, Chikara Tsuzuki (Jaques Higelin band), Bobbye Hall (Bob Dylan band), Frank Itt (Jennifer Rush), Mox Gowland ( Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart,etc), Tommy Krause, Jean-Marc Jotter, Ralf Hugo, Gipsy Dave Boots, Eaman Murray, Bob Geldorf, Richie Buckley (Van Morrison band), Chris Jones, John Morrell, Frieder Gottwald, Mark Gillespie, Michael Witzel, Mick Blake (Street Boys), Frank Tischer (Tischerman's Friend)...
Now living and still writing songs in Japan.
Comments by Richard H. Jones
Great mix, Maggie! :)
Seriously great song, James. Rooting for your win from Japan, mate. May it all come true for you.
Featuring Tommy Krause on drums and vocals, John Morrell on acoustic guitar and vocals, (The late and sorely missed) Chris Jones on acoustic guitar, slide guitar and vocals, Frieder Gottwald on bass, Ralf Klose on keyboards and vocals, Chikara Tsuzuki on harmonica and Richard H. Jones - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion and pedal steel & string arrangements.
Production: Richard H. Jones assisted by Gerhard Eismann