Hometown: Guildford, Surrey, UK
Web site: http://www.myspace.com/jamesdeanemusic
View World Music Days Events for this Artist
James Deane is a singer/songwriter based in Guildford near London. Starting his musical journey in power-pop four piece ‘Snug’, James’ personal lyrics and natural sense of melody captured the attention of Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera who immediately offered to manage the band. His offer was happily accepted and Snug were soon being courted by major record labels including WEA to whom the band signed in 1997. James was just 17 years old.
Snug released 2 albums and enjoyed some success both in the UK and in Japan. Following the departure of bassist Ed Harcourt and drummer Johnny Lewsley the band split in 2000.
Since then James has been intensely focusing on song-writing and, upon discovering classic artists such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young and The Band, he set out to write those type of songs. Acoustic based slices of perfection that pull at the heartstrings and have the ability to tell his entire life story through simple, honest lyrics. The resulting songs are powerful and sincere with world-weary lyrics that belie his 29 years.
Music, Video, Image and Lyric Samples: