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James Riley Band

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About James Riley Band

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Folk and soul acoustic dynamos from South London, via Nashville Tennessee

Born of a transatlantic partnership, James grew up in South East London listening to the folk and soul sound of 70s America and wrote his first melody at the age of four. His first guitar, acquired at the age of nine, became the tool for surviving the tumult of a nowhere place, and helped James find somewhere he felt he belonged. In his early twenties, he took off, alone once again, hitchhiking and busking through Europe from Amsterdam to Istanbul, writing songs along the way. Back in the UK, these songs became a band, but eventually James had to shed another skin, and disembarked in Nashville, Tennessee. Here he found his producer and they set about making the album which had travelled with him to his maternal homeland, where it could finally get free.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We own a PA system
Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk
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Americana band, Bluegrass band, Contemporary folk band, Country band
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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From customers:

Verity R, 5 years ago

One of my highlights of 2014

Folk U, 6 years ago

“It hooked us on first listen…from the harmonies to the guitar work there’s nothing to not like”

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