Street Named James

Street Named James



In their short history Street Named James is already being placed on the same plateau as some of the great "Seattle" bands of the past. At a recent performance at Seattles famed live music spot, "The Central", one industry insider claimed that Street Named James was the best band to have played there in 20 years.

Though the band certainly appreciates such compliments, they insist that they are far from your typical "Seattle" band. Each member is either from the midwest or northeast, and have been performing independently for years. In Chicago, Joshua was classically trained in chamber music. Bob, who is from Indiana, brings a style reminiscent of many of todays most successful acoustic rockers. While in New York, Ken was raised on old fashioned soul and gospel.

SNJ has managed to seemlessly fuse together classical, soul, funk, jazz, pop, and acoustic rock. Their style is being lauded as unique, and refreshingly original.

What truly sets SNJ apart from other bands is the songs, and how they are presented to the audience. After performing one of their more emotional tunes at a Vancouver hot spot, the audience fell dead silent. The silence was followed a few minutes later by a single response of; HOLY SH**. This was then followed by a collective response of the same phrase.
"What a way to end an evening", said one audience member.

What a way to begin a career.


Street Named James released 2005

Set List

We do not do covers. Our setlist consists of an hour and a half of original tunes that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about how music should sound.

1. Tunnel
2. Hold On
3. Misfortune
4. Castles
5. Let Me Know
6. Let It Rest
7. Rearview
8. Outskirts
9. Das Joint
10. Creation
11. Angel
12. Found Me Naked
13. Say U Will
14. Haunt
15. Alright
16. Last Train