James plays lead guitar and provides lead vocals in "The RAVE". James is originally from Peterborough Ontario where he first started creating original songs. In addition to the guitar he is an accomplished vocalist, plays bass, piano and drums. He studied Recording Engineering at the Trebas Institute of Recording Arts and continues to produce and record his own music with his band Shank Street Social.
With 20 years as a session guitarist and vocalist, James has played many styles including blues, rock, country, pop, oldies and ska; currently he is working with rapper Eh-K-Eh. The Studebakers, The Rhythm Addicts, The Corvairs and the Prodigal Suns are just a few of the bands James has played with. He has also had the pleasure of playing on the same stage as Jeff Healey, Tony Springer, Jerome Godboo and Danny Marks.