21st Century Troubadour, songwriter and song-interpreter; Vintage Hi-Tech and off-grid Acoustic. End Ecocide, thanks.
Supporting Fiddle Maestro Phil Beer 6 March on Mar 06, 2015. Source
Thanks to Bob Simpson for the video editing! Wholly acoustic (unamplified) 17 minute performance to a live audience at Goring Village Hall, Berkshire (UK),
My take on this great song by Crowded House - please see my website for gig bookings info, availability etc. www.jameshollingsworth.com
From Pink Floyd Night - studio recording of live loop (with video edited from camcorder at gig).
"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
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!
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.
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|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
|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
|Feb 06, 2014||Live set and great photography slideshow on YouTube
Live at The Wunder Bar, Midsomer Norton Source
|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
|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
|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
|Apr 23, 2005||JEBO supporting The Musical Box
Performed at the Royal Albert Hall as frontman with Rock band JEBO Source