Q&A: Eran James
Define your genre in five words or less:
Heartfelt, Passion, blood sweat & tears.
How long have you been gigging and writing?
It may sound funny but since I could ever remember, I’ve been singing. I think I started writing when I was ten and gigging followed soon after.
What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
The likes of Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Donny Hathaway, Neil Young and Cat Stevens.
What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?
Music always starts out with a set of stories that come from my life, heart and experiences. It’s about ordinary people like me. I love sharing my hopes and fears with the people who need it most. I’m happiest just doing that.
Describe the best gig you have ever played?
Supporting Sir Elton John a few times on his Australian tours. Amazing!
What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?
Patience, build a real following and do the hard yards.
If you could go on tour with any musician or band, who would it be?
Where would you like to be in five years?
The same guy I am today – singing and writing music.
When are you doing your thing next?
Lots happening, check out eranjames.com.
When’s the gig and with who?
Sunday May 27 at The Thornbury Theatre (Velvet Room). Myself (Eran James) and Sally Chatfield. Starts at 7pm people, see you there.