Front man of multi-million selling band Starsailor, James Walsh has proven his own worth as a singer-songwriter in his own right.
Front man of multi-million selling band Starsailor, James Walsh has proven his own worth as a singer-songwriter in his own right. He’s written songs with Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C, Suzanne Vega, and Professor Green – to name a few; as well as writing movie soundtracks.
Starsailor’s initial run of success saw both their ‘Love is Here’ debut album and the 2003 follow-up ‘Silence is Easy’ hit #2 on the UK charts as they raced to a total of 3 million sales. The band also enjoyed more than their fair share of prestigious gigs, supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Police, The Killers, and U2.
This return was swiftly followed by the release of their biggest hits through ‘Good Souls: The Greatest Hits’ which included two brand new tracks ‘Give Up the Ghost’ and ‘Hold On’ (released in September 2015 on Parlophone).
James along with his band, Starsailor, released their 5th studio album ‘All This Life’ in September 2017 (Cooking Vinyl), which charted at #23 in the UK album charts.
James released in his debut solo album ‘Turning Point’ back in 2014.
Turning Point was very much a coming of age album, full of wonderful examples of James’s ability to weave inspiring melodies round simple chords, creating timeless and classic songs.
James recorded his latest solo album ‘Tiger On The Bridge’ in front of an audience of fans at RAK Studios in London, there was even a successful marriage proposal during the recording which James orchestrated on behalf of the groom-to-be. The album was released on Friday 31st May and James recently completed a UK tour to showcase the album and some Starsailor favourites.
James said; ‘I’ve been lucky enough to have had some amazing moments creating music over the years that I’m immensely proud of. But there was something particularly special about this experience. Writing these songs has helped me through a turbulent time in my life & recording it in front of the fans & people I work with who’ve been so supportive over the years felt like the perfect way to do it’
Raised in the rural market town of Newbury; English Singer-Songwriter Joe Hicks blends pop, blues and folk influences, combining intricate guitar composition with classic pop song-craft. Having made a name for himself as a session guitarist, Hicks released his first solo single at the start of 2017 following a soul searching writing trip to a secluded Cornish Airbnb garage with no internet or phone signal. Soon after he was made 'BBC Introducing Artist of the Week’, receiving extensive radio play across the U.K and also a CLASH ’Track of the Day’ feature. Since then the songwriter has built up a sizeable online following (+1 Million Streams) helped on by extensive support from BBC Introducing and touring of the UK and Germany, including slots at the Big Feastival, over 25 Sofar Sounds shows and a support of BRITS critics choice winner Sam Fender in Oxford.
New single ‘Swim’ (27.08.19) was recorded at Studio 91 in Joe’s home town of Newbury with producer Sam Winfield (Amber Run , Fickle Friends).
“This guy is absolutely smashing it, we can't wait to see what's next for him!” - Linda Serck, BBC Introducing Berkshire