Here he is performing with his Jazz quartet Freight..
I've put together an album teaser to get you in the mood, so when my new album is released you will all be rushing out to buy a copy!
I met James in Bristol 20 years ago after he stopped me in the street and asked if I was a singer, which almost led to me singing in a band he was putting together with his former The The band mate Johnny Marr. Nothing materialised out of it at the time, but I dropped him a line when looking for a bass player for this album, and after checking out the demos, he turned up for the recording sessions at the Ladder Factory in Oxfordshire to lay down his instantly recognisable bass.
Here he is hard at work performing alongside one of my favourite guitarists with the band The The..
Here we are circa 1993 in Bristol's prestigious Royal Fort Gardens..
From my early involvement with Monk & Canatella and the diverse scene associated with it I would often hear Mark Stewart's name mentioned whenever it came to conversations about the Bristol music scene. I really wanted to bring in some of Bristol's musical heritage on this album and his name kept springing to mind.
Here he is in collaboration with Factory Floor with a track taken from his last album Politics Of Envy..
I wanted a female voice on the album and was looking for someone contemporary with an attitude…. I'd encountered Annie through her amazing illustration work, and as soon as I'd checked her music out I knew straight away that her voice would fit right in on the album.
Stu Rowe in the lighterthief bunker… It's sounding epic! It should be ready for a December release……Fingers crossed ;)