James Southwell commands the stage like few others, with powering riffs and vocals that bite. James and his incredible band are truly world class and would not be out of place on any stage anywhere. James is not afraid to push his music past all previously existing boundaries and well past what most musicians consider the limits of what is safe. His music comes from a deep love of the blues with heavy inspirational rock & roll influences. This band will capture your attention and you will be totally engrossed as James projects himself off the stage and through you with his music.

James has played over 2000 shows since the release of his first album “Dark Angel” in 2006 including many festival appearances. 3 X Blues on Broadbeach, Headline act in 2008), 2 X Thredbo Blues Festival, Headline act in 2009), Blues at Bridgetown), 3 X Yass Heritage Festival) 2 X Canberra Festival) The Australian Blues Music Festival), The Gympie Muster 2008) Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival (NZ), Headline act in 2008), 3 X Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Headline act in 2014), The Great Southern Blues Festival Narooma 2009).

When James is not playing the Blues in his own band he plays guitar and tours with Angry Anderson on a regular basis and has also played for Kate DeAraugo, Swanee, and many others.