James Rees is a London based singer/songwriter, musician and teacher from Stourbridge, West Midlands. Drawing on a range of influences including The Beatles, Paul Simon and Courtney Barnett, James creates an energetic, catchy, alternative style of Indie Pop.
Since graduating with a Music Technology degree from the University of Huddersfield in 2008, James has been a duel practitioner, working in both music and education.
James previously fronted Stourbridge band 'The Pargeters', who toured the UK and performed at highly established music venues including the IndigO2, in London as well as HMV Institute and O2 Academy in Birmingham. The band recorded their debut E.P. at Magic Garden Studios in Wolverhampton with renowned producer Gavin Monaghan (The Twang, Paolo Nutini, Editors, Ocean Colour Scene).
James has a teaching qualification from the University of Warwick and has been involved in music education for over 10 years. James has extensive experience in leading and delivering successful programmes in music performance, music technology and songwriting. James now resides in North London, and is Deputy Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Creative Music Production course at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.
James continues to keep up his music practice and currently sings tenor in North London choir 'Camden Voices', and plays guitar in local London band 'Pynch'. James is also completing a post graduate degree in songwriting.