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James Rea

James Rea

Introducing.... James Rea

Listen again to funky acoustic singer-songwriter James Rea performing live on BBC WM Introducing.

BBC WM Introducing

Birmingham-born James Rea (pronounced 'Ray') has a full diary for the rest of 2007.

James partying

James partying

Performing as far away as Northampton and Manchester, James has been busy perfecting his unique blend of funk, acoustic and jazz.

Speaking live on BBC WM Introducing, James said:

"All my songs are about friends. Or if they're about me, I say they're about my friends. You've got to do that haven't you?"

James spoke passionately about the pros and cons of pursuing a career as a solo artist, given the common perception that it isn't as glamorous as being part of a band. He said:

"I think in some ways people might feel a little embarrassed to go and see a singer-songwriter. But I do think that some people think they can have a more personal relationship with me if they come to a gig. I don't mind that!"

Pronounced 'Ray'

Pronounced 'Ray'

For a full listing of James' upcoming gigs, visit his myspace page at:

BBC WM Introducing Thursday 26th October 2007

In addition to James Rea, some of the artists featured included:

  • Destroy Cowboy - 1000 Candles
  • Aura - Tunnel Vision
  • The Offbeat - Here Comes Summer
  • The Hoi Polloi - Dead Love
  • Mexicolas - Come Clean
  • Pris - Lunar Polar
  • Gerard McMann - All The Rage
  • Brite Lites - TLA

BBC WM Introducing Thursdays 8 -10pm

Join BBC WM's Brett Birks and Louise Brierley as they play their favourite tracks, discuss the latest happenings from the local circuit, preview upcoming gigs and generally talk all things music.

Brett Birks and Louise Brierley

Brett Birks and Louise Brierley

And they want to hear from you!

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You can also e-mail your tracks through too!

last updated: 26/10/07

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