James, from the West Midlands, started drumming at an early age. As a teen, he discovered acting and studied at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Upon graduating, he was cast as John Lennon in the Italian tour of Twist & Shout The Musical, before playing the role of the Shamen, and holding the position of musical director for the original London cast of De La Guarda.
After a European tour of Buddy The Musical, and a brief appearance on Mersybeat for BBC1, James attended a six-week workshop for STOMP which changed his life.
Today, as well as STOMPing, he is the drummer for DIGRESS, a north London UK hip-hop and funk band and is a freelance drummer.
James thanks his friends, family and loved ones for their continued support.