Front man and Artist Extrordinaire, Brian James hails from Phoenix, Arizona and grew up in Minneapolis. Bored with pop music Brian heard Stevie Ray Vaughn play and life was not the same after that. At the age of 12 he heard Jonny Lang and that really got his attention. Here was a kid with a guitar and for Brian, that was just what he needed to see. From then on, nothing else mattered but the music. He picked up the guitar and the rest is history.
After 5 years with the US Marines, Brian moved to Nashville and started to play around Music City USA. To watch Brian onstage is to be totally enthralled and charmed by him. He is a cross between Jimi Hendrix with a touch of the Allman Brothers mixed right in to bring a performance that is all Brian James. With his soulful voice and electric stage presense, Brian will entertain you in a way that you haven’t experienced before and will leave you begging for more. Soft spoken, almost shy offstage, Brian walks on the stage and transforms into an artist to be reckoned with. A SESAC writer and publisher, Brian is a force to be reckoned with in the Blues world.
Brian James and his band ‘The Revival’ just won the Nashville Blues Challenge and are on their way to making a serious statement about Blues and the next generation.
Band Members are Stephen Hanner-Harp, Kenny Zarider-Hammond & Wurli, Tom DelRossi-Drums, Patrick McIsaac-Bass