Mike James
NEWS   Mike James will be playing in NYC. Click the "TOUR" link on this page for details.

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Mike James, a fresh talent from Connecticut, has released "Right Aligned." He began his career on television and in videos and went on to a modeling agency in Manhattan. And when he was offered a solo in a Broadway production, he declined, dropping the "boy-next-door" image to pursue his love for rock music. He performed original songs at nightclubs, coffee shops, colleges and festivals, including numerous gay pride events and equal rights rallies, appearing before audiences of thousands. He played many benefit concerts, receiving a community service award. Mike James is also well known among radio listeners. "Take Me Whole," the first song on the CD, has been played on college and major market stations in New England. The soulful, raw edge of James' voice is captured in this first release. His lyrics reach out to young listeners, addressing the hard choices and confusing emotions that come with adolescence.
Do you play live?
Check out my on tour page.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
I think artists will have to rely on live performance more. I also think that indepentant artists have a better shot of being heard (by consumers not labels). We have more access to more music which hopefully will influence radio. Who wants to listen to "Smooth" fifty times a day anyway?
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I would think so. I love the indie thing beacuse I have FULL creative control, but having had done that, I could see doing something on a bigger scale.
Band History:
There have been bands since the dawn of time. I however require much too much attention to ever share the fame with any one that may be seen as cuter, skinnier, more talented, or likable than myself. Queen Elizabeth did the same thing, and she ran a whole damn country.
Your influences?
Tori Amos, Freddy Mercury, Janis Joplin, Joan Osborne, The Cure, Otis Redding, George Michael, Sublime, Dar Williams, Meatloaf, Tommy James and the Shondells, REM, Sarah Mclachlan, Fiona Apple,
Tiffany, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, Elvis Costello, The Nields, the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Two Nice Girls, and I love the early Elton John stuff.
Favorite spot?
My couch... Sometimes I like to hide under my bed though.
Equipment used:
Whips, chains, handcuffs, pretty much whatevers 'handy'.... oh, music? Um... me, a piano...
Anything else...?
PLEASE buy my cd. All the songs have been professionaly recorded and mastered AND it's only 7 bucks at mp3.com ...If you don't buy this one I can 't finish the new one :(
THanks!
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