james bryan

james bryan

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Mix guitar icons Carlos Santana and George Benson with house icons Daft Punk ,Bassment Jaxx ,and Masters at Work, and you have James Bryan.He commands the soul of the listener with his guitar combining jazz,house,salsa,and breaks to create his own style

Biography

In the tradition of Santana, and George Benson, James Bryan commands the soul of the listener with his guitar, creating a sound at once fiery, passionate and soulful.. James is one of Canada's best-respected young guitarists, producers and songwriters, having penned over a dozen top 40 hits for various artists including Nelly Furtado , Fefe Dobson , and Divine brown. He is a member of multi platinum bands The Philosopher Kings and Prozzak and has played with a who's-who of the Canadian music community , but his solo debut Beautiful World is by any measure a major step. It's an album that at once embraces the world and introduces James to it.

Released in 2005 on Blacksmith/Universal , Beautiful World mixes jazz and house with latin and afrobeat influences to reveal James’ passion as a guitarist , songwriter and producer . His playing is beautifully melodic , creating solos that areboth captivating and memorable . The album also features several talented vocalists , including Gavin Bradley and Alessa , who are both signed to Bryan’s label , Umi Entertainment .
James Bryan founded Umi in 2005 to manage and produce emerging stars from the burgeoning Canadian scene, and also recently launched as a label with the debut release of “Deep Freeze” by singer/songwriter Gavin Bradley . James also found time to co-write and produce the number one hit” Old Skool Love” for Canadian soul diva Divine Brown, and regrouped with The Philosopher Kings to release “Castles in The Sand” ( Sonybmg ) , a top five hit across the country , as well as releasing a new Prozzak album , Cruel Cruel World ( Maple/Universal ) .

James shines as a live performer , playing jazz festivals across Canada, touring with funk legends Tower of Power, and eventually even opening up on the The Philosopher Kings national tour with his solo act.. James managed to win over his Philosopher Kings fans & sold numerous copies of “Beautiful World” in every city they played.


Keeping in tune with the diversity & drive that has made him a renowned & respected artist, Beautiful World is a window into many different musical influences of James Bryan. Energizing the room with his dynamic stage presence, Beautiful World comes alive with the help of soulful vocalist Alessa & a back up band consisting of some of Canada's finest players (including at times other Philosopher Kings) which is guaranteed to keep the vibe beautiful at each and every show.

Lyrics

higher

Written By: james bryan mccollum/jay levine

higher
take me higher
take me higher
take me higher
and higher and higher

Discography

Beautiful World-2005(Blacksmith/Universal)