James Hollingsworth /  Somerset, UK Musician, Singer/Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter

James Hollingsworth

Somerset, UK Musician, Singer/Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter
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21st Century Troubadour, songwriter and song-interpreter; Vintage Hi-Tech and off-grid Acoustic. End Ecocide, thanks.

Latest Win:

Supporting Fiddle Maestro Phil Beer 6 March on Mar 06, 2015.   Source

21st Century Troubadour, songwriter and song-interpreter; Vintage Hi-Tech and off-grid Acoustic. End Ecocide, thanks.

Latest Win:

Supporting Fiddle Maestro Phil Beer 6 March on Mar 06, 2015.   Source

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Videos

James Hollingsworth - Live at Goring Unplugged - Nov '13

Thanks to Bob Simpson for the video editing! Wholly acoustic (unamplified) 17 minute performance to a live audience at Goring Village Hall, Berkshire (UK),

Weather with You (Crowded House) performed by James Hollingsworth

My take on this great song by Crowded House - please see my website for gig bookings info, availability etc. www.jameshollingsworth.com

James Hollingsworth live loop - Run Like Hell by Pink Floyd

From Pink Floyd Night - studio recording of live loop (with video edited from camcorder at gig).

"Some Say" - James Hollingsworth @ The Wunder Bar, 6 Feb 2014

"James conjures some wonderful soundscapes with guitar effects and loops to create colour and build the suspense." - Somerset Guardian (2014) www.wunderbar.co.uk photography by Ryan Sanders

Tollgate Burns Night 2014 James Hollingsworth SOLO SET

Parlour Gig Jan 2014: A Genuine Company of Excellent Folk! Proper Lighting! Jocular Scots! Multi-cameras! Neil Young! Spinning Fish! An occasional distantly barking dog! Celtic Woolly Jumpers!

  • Live at The Wunder Bar - Feb 2014
  • James Hollingsworth @ Winters End Festival
  • James Hollingsworth @ Winters End Festival
  • Tobacco Factory, Bristol
  • Garden of Awen

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About

Bio

South-West England-based James Hollingsworth has a unique, complex acoustic guitar finger-style, reminiscent of Andalusian guitar, fusing elements of folk, blues, trance, metal and psychedelic rock. Since turning professional in 2006, he's played numerous festivals, private bookings, folk, acoustic and rock venues nationally, supported Nick Harper, Cara Dillon, Hazel O'Connor, 60's legends It's a Beautiful Day and Barry 'The Fish' Melton (of Country Joe and The Fish), who said:

"It was truly a phenomenal experience hearing James Hollingsworth's music, I know now that the tradition of groundbreaking music is in good hands. Thank you, James – Barry Melton."

'Doing it the old way' by paying his dues far and wide, practising hard, busking nationally, and never doing the same set twice: James picks material with his mood and that of the audience. As well as being a critically acclaimed songwriter, he performs soulful interpretations from his repertoire of 350+ covers, including solo acoustic Pink Floyd Nights (also Stereophonics, Eagles, Oasis, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Sting, Travelling Wilburys, Supertramp, Genesis, Yes, Richie Havens; They Might be Giants, Beatles, Dylan, John Martyn, Tim Buckley, Cat Stevens + Jazz & Blues Standards, Traditional faves etc etc).

As frontman with rock act JEBO , with whom he performed at London's Royal Albert Hall & Loreley (DE), James met and is continuing to work with legendary Island Records producer John Burns.

Members

Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica/various
Sean McBride
Sax/Flute/Blues-Harp
Kelvin Skyrme
Drums

Wins   Key

Supporting Fiddle Maestro Phil Beer 6 March
Mar 06, 2015 Supporting Fiddle Maestro Phil Beer 6 March
After being seen at Seend Acoustic Club late last year, where I was name-checked by jocular song-smith Mike Scott (I just happened to turn up to witness it), I've been asked to play a short set supporting fabulous folk fiddler Phil Beer at The Village Pump Folk Club in Trowbridge, on Friday 6 March. Meanwhile, I'll be playing a headline set at Seend on Wed 4 Feb (details http://www.lemonrock.com/gig.php?id=376313) Source
Playing Rugby Music Festival on 9 Aug '14
Mar 25, 2014 Playing Rugby Music Festival on 9 Aug '14
After being seen at Rugby's top music venue, The Merchants Inn, I've been booked to play at the Rugby Music Festival on Sat 9 August. Nice. Source
Live set and great photography slideshow on YouTube
Feb 06, 2014 Live set and great photography slideshow on YouTube
Live at The Wunder Bar, Midsomer Norton Source
Enormously Successful Parlour Gig - now on YouTube
Jan 25, 2014 Enormously Successful Parlour Gig - now on YouTube
Burns Night in South Wales, 2 video cameras, great crowd, congenial company, they listened and appreciated, generous with the 'hat'; ambient comments, vid looks great: http://youtu.be/ZKSyxl_YG3w Source
Headline act for Ragged Trousered Folk
Dec 11, 2013 Headline act for Ragged Trousered Folk
Ragged Trousered Folk hosted the evening and Acoustic Nations acousticnations.co.uk turned up to film with broadcast-quality cameras. Source
Video of set supporting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees
Dec 06, 2013 Video of set supporting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees
Supported BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts at West Heaton, Stockport, while on tour. Videoed and released the whole set on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZYWkDTnw2k Source
JEBO supporting The Musical Box
Apr 23, 2005 JEBO supporting The Musical Box
Performed at the Royal Albert Hall as frontman with Rock band JEBO Source

Contact

James Hollingsworth
James Hollingsworth
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Coleford, Radstock, Somerset Ontar BA3 5LR