Aidan James

Aidan James

 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
SoloPopFolk

Meet 14 year old, singer-songwriter, Aidan James. His mesmerizing voice and unique ukulele rock'n style is infectious, streamlining its sound into pop/rock/folk music.

He recently released his first full length album, "Echoes," on December 1st. Earlier this year, Aidan's EP, "Live Again," was nominated for a 2015 Na Hoku Hanohano Award (Hawaii's equivalent to the Grammy's). He made history at age 13, becoming the youngest ever to be nominated in the Hoku's 30 year history.

Biography

Fourteen year old, Singer-Songwriter, Aidan James hails from the Aloha State – Hawaii; a place steep in the traditions of its culture, dance, and music.  Although the ukulele is most known for its Hawaiian tradition, Aidan has taken it to a different level, streamlining its unique sound into pop, rock and folk music.  Add in his warm vocals, a loop station, and effect pedals, this young phenom has created his own artistry taking it beyond the islands, inspiring audiences of all ages around the world.

At 8 years old, Aidan became a YouTube “sensation” when a video of him performing Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” quickly went viral and earned over 20 million views to date.  Since appearing in an episode of “Hawaii Five-0” performing that very song, a friendship and mentorship blossomed with lead singer, Pat Monahan, resulting in Aidan’s cameo in “Mermaid,” and being featured as a guest on one of Pat’s podcasts, Patcast.  He will be joining the lineup of Train's "Sail Across the Sun" tour in February 2016. 

At age 11, Aidan began songwriting.  His first single he co-wrote, “One of the Ones,” was released on iTunes in early 2014.  With music placement on “Hawaii Five-0” and its music video featured on Hawaiian Airlines in-flight programming, Aidan continued to work on more original material.  Later that year, his first EP, “Live Again”, debuted on Christmas day.  The four song EP was nominated for a 2015 Na Hoku Hanohano Award (Hawaii’s equivalent of a Grammy) for “EP of the Year” – making Aidan James the youngest artist ever to be nominated in the 30+ year history of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts.

Aidan continues to “live his dream” traveling and performing around the country spending time in Hawaii, LA, and Nashville.  He has outgrown the “cute kid” stereotype with insightful songwriting, deeper, rounded out vocals, and impressive looping skills.  Aidan has graced the covers of Hawaii’s most widely circulated newspaper-magazine, Midweek, and Hawaiian Airlines’ Hana Hou inflight magazine.  Commissioned by HBO for an original song, Aidan will soon be featured in an upcoming episode of the docu-series, “Saving My Tomorrow.”

Aidan continues to give back to the community and supports charitable organizations such as “Make Em Smile” and "Best Buddies" by sharing his gift of music with young patients at various hospitals and performing at charity events. He enjoys connecting with his fans from all over the world via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Lyrics

The Girl On The TV Screen

Written By: Aidan James,Tommy Cecil,Jay Brunswick,Matt Alderman

I WANT THE GIRL ON THE TV SCREEN
THE PAPARAZZI PICTURES ON TMZ
EVERYBODY TALKIN ‘BOUT HER AND ME
STRAIGHT CELEBRITY
I WANT THE GIRL ON THE TV SCREEN

VERSE 1
SHE COULD BE MY BEYONCE AND I’LL BE HER JAY Z
WE CAN TURN THE NIGHT ALL THE WAY UP TO CRAZY
IN THE MASERATI WITH THE MILLION DOLLAR BODY
BABY SINGIN LAUDY DAUGHTY (WHAT?) WE LIKE TO PARTY

THE GIRL UP ON THE BILLBOARD SIGN COULD BE MINE
BREAKIN EVERYBODY’S NECK WHILE THEY’RE DRIVIN BY
I COULD SAY BYE BYE TO JUST GETTING BY BY BY
IF SHE WAS MINE MINE MINE

CHORUS
I WANT THE GIRL ON THE TV SCREEN
THE PAPARAZZI PICTURES ON TMZ
EVERYBODY TALKIN ‘BOUT HER AND ME
STRAIGHT CELEBRITY
I WANT THE GIRL ON THE TV SCREEN
THE MANSION THE MONEY WANT IT ALL
THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT TAKIN ALL MY CALLS
THE NAME THE GAME THE FORTUNE THE FAME THAT'S THE ONLY THING I NEED
THE GIRL ON THE TV SCREEN (REPEAT)
VERSE 2
WE COULD BE JUDGES ON IDOL AT THE NBA FINALS
RINGSIDE SEATS AT A MAYWEATHER TITLE
SUPERBOWLIN GRAMMY CARPET ROLLIN
STRETCH LIMO RIDIN DRIVER DRIVIN LIKE HE STOLED IT (THAT’S THE COPS)

WOO-OOH SUNSET STRIPPIN
WOO-OOH, BIG TIME TIPPIN
FROM LA TO TOKYO SHE’S KNOWN EVERYWHERE SHE GOES
YEA SHE’S A SUPERSTAR
UH

CHORUS
I WANT THE GIRL ON THE TV SCREEN
THE PAPARAZZI PICTURES ON TMZ
EVERYBODY TALKIN ‘BOUT HER AND ME
STRAIGHT CELEBRITY
I WANT THE GIRL ON THE TV SCREEN
THE MANSION THE MONEY WANT IT ALL
THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT TAKIN ALL MY CALLS
THE NAME THE GAME THE FORTUNE THE FAME THAT'S THE ONLY THING I NEED
THE GIRL ON THE TV SCREEN (REPEAT)
I WANT THE GIRL ON THE TV SCREEN (TV SCREEN)
REPEAT CHORUS

Live Again

Written By: Aidan James,Johnny Helm

Hello my friend, I see you’re hurting
It’s been one week, since the fall
I feel the cold of winter surrounding you (taking hold of you)
I hope for warmth to answer your call
Here’s what I, what I would do

CHORUS:
Step outside,enjoy the fresh air
Take a ride, feel the wind in my hair
You could use a dose of sweet sunshine
I want you to live again.

Step outside,enjoy the fresh air
Take a ride, feel the wind in my hair
You could use a dose of sweet sunshine
I want you to live again, live again.

Hello my friend I see you’re getting better
It’s been three months since the fall
I see that warmth has melted your winter (this is good my friend)
But we’re not quite threw it all (threw it all)
Here’s what I, what I would do.

CHORUS:
Step outside,enjoy the fresh air
Take a ride, feel the wind in my hair
You could use a dose of sweet sunshine
I want you to live again.

Step outside,enjoy the fresh air
Take a ride, feel the wind in my hair
You could use a dose of sweet sunshine
I want you to live again, live again.

Live again, Live again... (2x)

CHORUS: (Repeat)
Step outside,enjoy the fresh air
Take a ride, feel the wind in my hair
You could use a dose of sweet sunshine
I want you to live again.

See You Again

Written By: Aidan James,Yoza

When I saw you at the club, instantly I fell in love…
F Cm Bb Bbm
Never thought love, could feel like this, so…
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What is this feeling, that I’m feeling with in?
F Cm Bb Bbm
And right after the show, I would have to give in.
F Cm Bb Bbm
Oooh… Yeah… Oww…. (2x)

Yoza verse:
F Cm Bb Bbm
So I saw you on stage, ripping lines on the bass…
F Cm Bb Bbm
You were looking real fine, your just my type…
F Cm
But, my friends wanna leave…
Bb Bbm F Cm Bb Bbm
Will I see you again? Will I see you again.

Bb Am
Looked everywhere but you were nowhere to see…
Bb Cm7
Is this love really mean’t to be?

Chorus:
F Cm Bb Bbm
Was it you? Who walked into my life.
F Cm Bb Bbm
Was it you? Was my mean’t to be my wife.
F Cm Bb Bbm
It ain’t sane to think we’ll end up in the end..
F Cm Bb Bbm
Will I see you again? Will I see you again?

F Cm Bb Bbm

F Cm Bb Bbm
Went outside, she wasn’t at the door.
F Cm Bb Bbm
Went back in, he wasn’t on the floor.
F Cm Bb Bbm
So what is this feeling that I’m feeling within? Will I see her again?

Bb Am
Looked everywhere but you were nowhere to see…
Bb Cm7
Is this love really mean’t to be?

F Cm Bb Bbm
Was it you? Who walked into my life.
F Cm Bb Bbm
Was it you? Was my mean’t to be my wife.
F Cm Bb Bbm
It ain’t sane to think we’ll end up in the end..

Will I see you again?
F Cm
Will I, Will I, Will I see you?
Bb Bbm
Will I, will I, will I see you?
F Cm Bbm
Will I, Will I, see you?

You

Written By: Aidan James,Brandon Nitta

VERSE 1
Trying to get you out
Trying to get you out of my mind But your coming right back
Your coming right back to me
Already tried Already tried To be with you But I waited
PRE-CHORUS
What am I gonna do?
I really need you
And you’re the only one for me
CHORUS
Why is my heart so hollow?
Why aren’t you here right next to me? How could we fall in love by tomorrow? All I see is you
All I need is you
One and one is two
So I’ll cause a scene
Cause I only want to be with you
VERSE 2
Trying to pull you in
Trying to pull you into my heart But you keep pushing away
You keep pushing away from me And so I’ll try my best
But I can’t surpass this feeling
I need it
To get off my chest, give it a rest Until I have you, until I have you
CHORUS
Why is my heart so hollow?
Why aren’t you here right next to me? How could we fall in love by tomorrow? All I see is you
And all I need is you
One and one is two
So I’ll cause a scene
Cause I only want to be with you

Why is my heart so hollow?
And why aren’t you here right next to me? And how could we fall in love by tomorrow? Cause all I see is you
All I need is you
And there’s only room for two
So I’ll cause a scene
Cause I only want to be with you
Why is my heart so hollow?
Why aren’t you here right next to me? How could we fall in love by tomorrow? Cause all I see is you
And all I need is you
And there’s only room for two
So I’ll cause a scene
Cause I only want to be with you

Back to Where We Came From

Written By: Aidan James

VERSE 1
Woke up this morning
Stared out my window
A beautiful, colorful rainbow
Staring back at me

I taste nature’s water
Raindrops on my head
I love this feeling
Free and ready to tread


CHORUS
Is nature calling me?
Love this land we live
Keep it safe
Continue to give
Back to where we came from
Back to where we came from


VERSE 2
Waves crash onto the shore
Sand between my toes
I smell the ocean spray
From this sacred island I chose

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Night falls, I see you in the sky
I close my eyes to the sweet life
And take in Nature’s high

Echoes (feat. Sans)

Written By: Aidan James,Sterling Higa

Echoes, Echoes

VERSE 1
Trying to get you out my head
But I’m writing songs instead about you
1am up again trying to sleep but all I can think of is you It’s already been a month
But it feels like yesterday
Can I see your face?
You don’t want to see me but I want to see you

PRE-CHORUS
Why’d I get dealt this card? Never thought it’d be this hard To get you out of my head Heart broken all in shards Never thought it’d be this hard To get you out of my head

CHORUS
I’m just trying to move on
But I guess I cannot move on Don’t know what’s going on All I know is that I miss you And it’s just that
I’m just trying to move on
But I guess I cannot move on I don’t know what’s going on All I know, all I know is

I’m just trying to let go, let go, let go
But all I hear is your echoes, echoes, echoes
I’m just trying to let go, let go, let go
But all I hear is your echoes, your echoes, your echoes All I hear is your echoes, your echoes, your echoes
All I hear is your echoes

VERSE 2 (SANS)
Don't leave the light on, I prefer shadow
Guess this cowboy escaped from the lasso
Now I'm free range, no preservatives
Was unwise to ways of the world, but I'm learning quick You got claws like shark got teeth
So it's no surprise that my heart got eaten
I'm a sucker for love, have been and will be
This for post-breakup, never part till D
Kids of divorce learn to split like the rents did
We never knew love but said it like we meant it

Now it's no great shock finger noose is gone And we go back to the past, call it moving on Misnomer, miseducated partner
Misdemeanor manslaughter in a crop top dress You got a funny way of saying goodbye

Echo of a sunset when I look in your eyes

Echoes, your echoes

CHORUS
I’m just trying to move on
But I guess I cannot move on Don’t know what’s going on All I know is that I miss you And it’s just that
I’m just trying to move on
But I guess I cannot move on I don’t know what’s going on All I know, all I know is

I’m just trying to let go, let go, let go
But all I hear is your echoes, echoes, echoes
I’m just trying to let go, let go, let go
Echo of a sunset when I look in your eyes
(please don’t go)
I’m just trying to let go, let go, let go
All I hear is your echoes, your echoes, your echoes
(and I don’t want you to go)
I’m just trying to let go, let go, let go
All I hear is your echoes, (echoes) your echoes, (your echoes) (when I look in your eyes) your echoes

All I hear is your echoes, (your echoes), your echoes, (your echoes), your echoes

Days of December

Written By: Aidan James,Barry Flanagan

VERSE 1
Going out of my mind with all the dreams that I’m trying to remember I wanna walk in the light but the darkness is all I remember
I wanna go back to the place I was born
Repair the piece of my heart that was torn
She never reminds me of the things I’m not meant to remember Everyday of my life she will be in my arms forever
PRE-CHORUS
I wanna go back to the place I was born
Repair the piece of my heart that was torn
I wanna go back to a place of no pain
Where all the dreams that we dreamt still remain
CHORUS
Woah woah woah woah..(repeat)
I wanna go back to the place I was born Repair the piece of my heart that was torn
VERSE 2
Now when I walk in her light
That’s the dream that I want to remember Everyday of our lives
We will live like the Days of December
PRE-CHORUS
I wanna go back to the place I was born
Repair the piece of my heart that was torn
I wanna go back to a place of no pain
Where all the dreams that we dreamt still remain
CHORUS:
Woah woah woah woah...(repeat)
And I’m thinking that you’re gone
(But you were really here all along
And you’re not going to be finding me in a place where it’s hard) Woah woah woah woah...
Do you remember?
I want to remember
Do you remember?
For the rest of our lives
We will live like the Days of December

Everything Will Be Alright

Written By: Aidan James,Wes Hightower

VERSE 1
You got a whole lot on your plate
Find it hard to negotiate
The twist and turns on the way to great Everything will be ok
Bad news comes at a bad time
No reason and no rhyme
It just hits you square between the eyes Everything will be alright
CHORUS
Hang loose, hang in
Hold on and hang ten
The waves they’re going to crash anyway Life is a ride
Up and down, and side to side
I’ll just breathe and I’ll close my eyes Everything will be alright
Alright, alright
Everything will be alright
VERSE 2
Trying so hard to be myself
But I make more money being someone else And if I make a million being someone else Who will I spend that money on?
How about my friends that know me
Will they love me or just my money
And will I lose them quick or slowly?
After my song is gone
CHORUS
Hang loose, hang in
Hold on and hang ten
The waves they’re going to crash anyway Life is a ride
Up and down, and side to side
I’ll just breathe and I’ll close my eyes Everything will be alright
BRIDGE Alright And alright And alright

CHORUS
Hang loose, hang in
Hold on and hang ten
The waves they’re going to crash anyway Life is a ride
Up and down, and side to side
No matter if it’s dark or light
Everything will be alright
Hang loose, hang in
Hold on and hang ten
The waves they’re going to crash anyway
Life is a ride
Up and down, and side to side
No matter if it’s dark or light
Everything will be alright
Alright, alright
Everything will be alright
Everything will be alright
Everything, everything, everything, everything Everything will be alright

I'll Be There

Written By: Aidan James,Damien Horne

VERSE 1
If you ever get old
If it ever gets cold
If you’re ever in need of a shoulder For you to lean on
If you’re ever alone
In search of a home
If you’re ever in need of a friend, or a hand, or somebody to hold
PRE-CHORUS
Don’t be scared
Cause I’ll be there
I’ll be the one that you can count on till the end
CHORUS
Till the sun loses light
Until the oceans run dry
And I’ll be right by your side Baby, I’ll try to make things better
And till the wind doesn’t blow And if the stars lose their glow Whatever may come and go I’ll be, I’ll be there
VERSE 2
If you ever fall down
if you ever lose ground.
Feel like you’re trapped in a cold dark room And nobody’s around
PRE-CHORUS
Don’t be scared
Cause I’ll be there
I’ll be the one that you can count on till the end
CHORUS
Till the sun loses light
Until the oceans run dry
And I’ll be right by your side Baby, I’ll try to make things better
And if the wind doesn’t blow And if the stars lose their glow Whatever may come and go I’ll be, I’ll be there
I’ll be, I’ll be there REPEAT CHORUS 2 X

Over You (feat. Kapali Long)

Written By: Aidan James,Kapali Long

VERSE 1
Break me down you know you do
You think you’re free but we’re not through When love’s the game you play
And everything comes crashing down you say When it comes to me and you
Baby you’re pretty but you’re cruel
You’re a beauty but a fool
And everyday seems the same when you say that you will change But that’s not true
CHORUS
Girl you say that you want me to stay
But I know what you’ve been up to
You got me thinking that there’s no other way But I know what I’ve got to do
Cause I’m over you
Cause I’m over you
VERSE 2
You say you love me but you got no clue
What that means and what to do
Sorry not sorry can’t be all of the things that you want me to be Wouldn’t that mean that I’d be you and that’s not cool
I guess we’ll sing
CHORUS
Girl you say that you want me to stay
But I know what you’ve been up to
You’ve got me thinking that there’s no other way But I know what I’ve got to do
Cause I’m over you
CHORUS
Girl you say that you want me to stay
But I know what you’ve been up to
You got me thinking that there’s no more excuses I know what I’ve got to do
Girl you say that you want me to stay
But I know what you’ve been up to
I’ve been gone and there’s no more excuses
I know what I’ve got to do
Cause I’m over you
Over you, over you, over you, over you, over you, over you I’m over you

Set List


Little Lion Man 
Don't
Message in a Bottle
Rollercoaster
Home

Original Set:
Echoes
Everything Will Be Alright
The Girl On The TV Screen
Days of December
Over You
I'll Be There
You
Still Mean Something To Me
Fast Car
Back To Where We Came From
Live Again
You Should Let Go
See You Again

Finale:
Give Me Love