Very talented singer/songwriter. Alternative, but geared towards more of a folk/rock sound, listening to James you will not be disappointed. Vocally superb, Lyrically supreme and the music flows along accompanied by his amazing cool calming voice.
James learned to play the guitar at the age of 12. Driven by a desire to make the music he was writing, he learned bass, drums and keyboard. At the age of 16 James was writing and producing music in his basement recording studio in Westport, Connecticut. At 18, he moved to Orlando, Florida where he was voted as one of the Top Ten Orlando Music Acts by the city’s top rock radio station, REAL RADIO 104.1FM.
A few years later he met and established a partnership with Grammy Award Winning Producer and Engineer, Ray Bardani (the Swans, Luther Vandross, Harry Chapin, Dr. John, Elvis Presley). The work on James’ debut EP, James Mauri / Four has been a collaborative effort between Ray, James and his backing band, including Arnie Cuozzo, Pete Ruello, and Rich Rivers. The EP was recorded at Wyman Records in Burbank, CA. Prior to the release of Four, James and his band were nominated in the 2013 Connecticut Music Awards in multiple categories, including BEST NEW BAND, and BEST SINGER SONGWRITER. James is currently writing and producing songs for a 2014 follow up, full-length release.
James has established himself as a dynamic singer-songwriter whose deep musicality is matched by his commanding lyrics. With a repertoire that frequently blurs lines between rock and folk, he has enjoyed airplay on local, college and major radio. James performs regularly in and around the northeast and is looking forward to touring the states in 2014 in support of Four.