21 year old independent singer-songwriter James Quick emerged in 2016 with not much more than a handful of tracks recorded in his dorm room and an insatiable will to succeed. With a style that evokes James Bay, Ed Sheeran, Jon Bellion and John Mayer, James achieves a balance of unforgettable hooks and honest, relatable storytelling about his relationships, fears and ambitions. The style came to fruition shortly after a move to New Orleans where James recorded his debut EP "Leftovers", which earned James quite an unexpected organic following (nearly 5 million streams on Spotify to date).
Born in 1996 in Marin just outside San Francisco, James honed his skills playing guitar in his high school jazz band, along with a jazz trio he formed shortly after - the influence of which is still clear in James' exploratory guitar work. James' live set incorporates sampled and electronic elements, bringing a renewed energy to his tracks.
James' newest EP "Oceanside" serves as the culmination of a whirlwind period which gave James his first taste of industry attention, but also found him dropping out of school to pursue music full time and working through "girl problems" - all of which has served as inspiration for his songwriting. James recently debuted his Miami-shot music video for “Oceanside”, directed by Adrian Martinez and Dusty Kessler.
James has headlined for an intimate capacity crowd at Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe, played Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, and supported both RAC and MØ.