James Reid is a Manchester based, male vocalist with a genuine passion for music. A passionate individual who believes real music should evoke feelings and emotions and have meaning. With musical influence coming from his mother’s side who was an established and successful soul, jazz and blues singer, great music was all around him when growing up, with an amazing mixture of influences like Billie holiday, Nina Simone, Billie Paul, Stevie wonder and many more. He is keen to point out that everything he listens to directs his musical development in some way.
James always had a taste for music and performing and gets a real buzz from being on-stage. James believes a song should tell a story and has always felt a connection with quality music and artists. James loves to perform and engage with his audience, his voice has been described as soulful, captivating, emotional and powerful, with a unique and instantly recognisable sound. After realising that making music was his main goal, he began to showcase his talent in various venues across The North West and further afield appearing on numerous stages with a goal of making sure that his name and music
were being heard by as many people as possible.
James’s performances have led to him recording music in the studio and receiving regular radio airplay, Gaining great reviews and a growing fan-base. James has big plans for the future. He also enjoys writing new music and is currently working on original material for release soon. With the recent release of his E.P VERSIONS on all platforms getting great reviews, he now has collaborations, Gigs, shows and studio work planned, with singles and an album of original music in his future-Plans he has exciting times ahead.