LORCAN JAMES AND HIS BAND
Lorcan James is an emerging artist originally from Co. Meath. A year after he picked up the guitar he performed his own songs in front of 2,000 people in Rome. From that moment the desire to make music his life, began. A fledgling band he formed in Dublin never had the synergy to develop. After this he continued as a solo artist. A period of incubation followed, during which he became immersed in his project studio, learning to record, program and produce music. It lead to opportunities to create music for television.
In 2007/2008 he decided to travel – first in the U.S. – but it was Mexico that would steal his heart; the flavors and sounds enriching his palette as a songwriter. He performed around in local venues. After eight months he returned to Ireland to start what would be his debut EP entitled ‘Buried Alive’. A chance meeting with Cypriot bassist Utku Sarper would prove timely. Like-minded Sarper saw the potential in James’ music and came onboard. Along with sound engineer and producer Ger McDonnell (U2, Martha Wainwright, Manic Street Preachers), they would provide additional production that would help define a distinctive sound.
Lorcan James feels compelled to deal with subjects that are out of the ordinary from mainstream music. ‘VIP’ for example is an anthem for anyone getting pushed around in their lives. Another song from his EP entitled ‘Swim’ is a seranade inspired by the emotions of becoming a parent for the first time.
Drummer Eoin Redmond and lead guitarist Davitt Barry joined in the latter half of 2010. Redmond’s funk-rock style with Barry’s unique guitar playing and amazing vocal range were the missing pieces to the equation. In December 2010 Lorcan James and his band had the priviledge to play and the reknowned 100 Club in London.
Shilpa Ganatra – The Star Newspaper
Evan Short – The Meath News & Sport
Safta Jaffery – CEO of Taste Music (Former manager of Muse)