BLUESMAN, SOPHISTICATED STORYTELLER AND PIONEERING INDIGENOUS ARTIST. In an industry quick to categorise, Adam James stands out as a recording artist with a vast musical talent. Merging his KABI KABI indigenous identity, country roots and blues fervour he has created a sound that is undeniably Adam James. A singer, songwriter and dynamic live performer, James has gained a reputation as a favourite on big festival stages as well as intimate gigs thanks to his melodious voice and effortless on-stage appeal. The musical journey of Adam James has seen him go from his home country of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and a rural upbringing in New South Wales and Queensland to awards stages and hallowed blues ground in Nashville. Truth and storytelling are common themes in James’ work and to see him play live is to witness an Australian musician who has realised his own truth. Authenticity breeds connection and audiences at any of James’ live performance can’t help but engage with an artist of such conviction. The result is an effortless bringing together of James’ trademark sincerity and storytelling transitioned into a new deeper, soul-inspired sound.

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