James studied Music and Communications at CSUF and at the BIT of Musician’s Institute. He played bass for 13 years as a member of bands across several genres including Metal, Indie Rock and K-Pop. On June 10, 2015 a debilitating accident severed his left hand and left James unable to play the bass any longer. After a brief stint playing synth for his former band, Royal Pirates, he called it quits because of the worsening condition of his health. After 5 surgeries James moved back to LA and decided to release music written post accident in a project called ’the Light EP.’ Funding a successful kickstarter campaign has been fundamental to rehabilitation and restarting his hopes as a musician. He is currently writing and recovering and continues to create as his passion.