Kelley James

Kelley James

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandHip HopSinger/Songwriter

Kelley James' knack for improvising freestyle rhymes over acoustic guitar and hip hop beats sets him apart from the crowd and earned performances with national acts like Mike Posner, O.A.R., and Shwayze. Listen closely, no two shows are ever the same!


National recording artist Kelley James’s music is a fascinating collection of acoustic guitars, hip-hop beats, thoughtful lyrics and freestyle flows. He is currently working on a new album to be released in September 2013. His last single “Summertime On My Mind” became a summer anthem and has received recognition from several viral entertainment sites including BroBible, BuzzFeed, ClevverMusic, Mashable and Tone It Up.

James has built his career on the road playing over 750 shows in the past five years. As the creator of The Sorority and Fraternity Tour he played colleges nationwide and partnered with Oakley and Muscle Milk to sponsor the tour for himself and a few other artists he put out on the road. He has toured the nation with acts such as Mike Posner, O.A.R., Shwayze and Joshua Radin while opening for various other artists at venues from House of Blues Chicago to Red Rocks. In 2012 he had a weeklong residency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas directly followed a headlining tour for Patagonia in Australia (marking his sixth tour of Australia to date). He has sold out shows at the Troubadour, Roxy and Key Club in Los Angeles and continues to excel in this difficult market. He is a regular performer at PGA Tour events including the Birds Nest at the WM Phoenix Open, Farmer’s Insurance Rock Ball in San Diego, HP Byron Nelson Pavilion After Dark in Dallas, The NetJets Masters party in Augusta and more. He has maintained a monthly residency at the W Hotel Scottsdale since 2009 garnering an extremely strong fan base in the local area.

He has attracted corporate partners such as Corona, DC Shoes, Honda, Muscle Milk, Oakley, Red Bull among others while playing events for premiere brands like Columbia, Ducati, Google, MySpace Music, NoHo, O Organics, the Phoenix Suns, Ryan Sheckler Foundation, Aflac Insurance, Discovery Land Properties, SPIN Magazine, The First Tee, Strikeouts For Troops, Ronald McDonald House and Zumiez.


The Recent Future EP

1 Standing On A Rooftop
2 Be With You
3 Perfect To Me
4 Future Ex
5 Magic
6 Home Town

From The Sand EP

1 High Life
2 All My Life
3 Don't Want To Let You Go
4 So Good (Demo) (Featured in KFC's national commercial campaign)

Break Free

1 Wonderful Place (Live)
2 Friends With Benefits (Oh No!)
3 The Book
4 No Angel
5 Six Bottles
6 Falling For You
7 So Damn Hard
8 Victory Song (Wooo)
9 Pick Up The Pieces
10 Lose A Number
11 Someone New

The 15th St. EP

1 Once I Was Her Boy
2 The Last One
3 Secret Lover
4 Stalker (Original Demo)
5 Stalker (Acoustic)

In A City That Has No Name
1 In The Meantime
2 The Miracle
3 Making Me Love
4 Love Aint' Easy
5 So Divine
6 In Between
7 Lights Down Low
8 Breakdown
9 Leaving Me Out
10 Cannot See
11 Today