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Kalu James / Press

“Named in the "hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists and Bands" December Issue”

“onstage the 28-year-old singer-songwriter comes into his own, evincing AAA-radio-ready sincerity in the light island breeze of "Dreams" and "Love for Someone Else," an emotional, moving tribute to his family in West Africa”

“Flanfire Review of Kalu James Live:”

“Kalu James Live: THe Indie Sound Interview”

“An innovative folk-rock styling delivered with affecting lyrics and emotive vocals ability to very personally connect with his audiences. It’s hard to ignore James, which is a good thing because you’ll be sorry if you do.”

“Nigerian-born singer Kalu James positively burns. His voice is elastic fantastic, yet he manages to stay on point, and drives the dagger home. His music is a controlled, yet chaotic cascade of notes and thoughts. It's mesmerizing and riveting”

“Kalu has a way of delivering a full and uplifting sound, regardless of how many or how few musicians are on stage with him. he blends blues, straight-up rock, soul, and reggae in his original songs– at times eliciting howls from the audience when his guttural vocal talents came forth.”

“9th IMA Submission Spotlight: Kalu James”

“With the voice of an angel, this Nigerian born song bird is taking Austin by storm.”

“With music that speaks to the soul, Kalu James has nicely blended the sounds of acoustic, folk, and soul into a nice melodious tune.”

"War Outside" is a beautiful Ballad

“...James' rich tenor carries the set. A bright personality and swaths of soul, rock, folk, and reggae will make him a favorite on the local circuit,...”

“it was like hearing Aaron Neville with the lyrics of Bob Dylan”

“This young man has already written a classic anthem called: “Austin Bound” about a young artist being called to Austin by a force, a voice…the force and voice of change and love and openess and oneness and Godliness…these are the forces that back Kalu James.”

“The War Outside”

“... His music is truly addictive, a jolt of energy and a soothing presence all in the same note. I get a different feeling every time i listen to the same songs Rarely, have I ever heard a song, an artist, a person who was able to captivate me entirely with their music. ”

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