James has been passionate about music since childhood. His parents, also musicians, noticed his natural abilities at a very young age. At 8 years old, James started playing bass guitar in the school band and electric and acoustic guitar outside of school. As a preteen, he was already recording and performing his songs professionally. At 13, James made his professional debut on ukulele, performing his original song Off The Top Of My Head at the Steve Shore Recovery Trust benefit. At 14, he started his first band Iron-y with high school friends Andrew Carey, Travis Gorman and Jack Tedone. At 15, James co-founded Bonsai Trees as a duo with his high school friend Nick Sokol. For periods of time James and Nick were joined by bass players Jimi Cryan (2012-2015, 2017) and Sean Millane (2016). Currently, James plays (mainly) bass guitar and Marshall Biever has joined the band on electric guitar, although they will routinely trade instruments. Follow social media for details!