Drums and Backing Vocals
Amateur Animal (Muppet) Impersonator
James began playing drums at age 10 in his hometown of Chicago. After graduating from Columbia College in Chicago, James joined local favorite and Atlantic recording artists, Kill Hannah. After moving to Los Angeles, James performed with numerous bands including noise punk outfit Meho Plaza, sludge metal band Garbeast, and currently playing with Portland metalcore heroes Black Elk.
For the last six years James has performed on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship with the Rock of Ages and Burn the Floor productions.
“Whatever is good for your soul, do that.”
“You spend your life in your head, make sure it’s an interesting place.”
“Keep your brain somewhere else.”
“Never regrets in your life.”
James likes long walks off of short piers…