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James Hollingsworth / Bio

"A true exponent of the modern British singer/songwriter - a real gem" - Monmouthshire Music

South-West England-based James Hollingsworth has a unique, complex acoustic guitar style, reminiscent of Andalusian guitar, fusing elements of folk, blues, trance, metal and psychedelic rock. Since turning professional in 2006, he's had BBC radio airplay and interviews both locally and nationally, toured as far West as Cornwall, as far East as Kent & as far North as Scotland, notably at Priddy Folk Fayre, Two Rivers Festival, Bath Fringe Festival, Winter's End Festival + supports for 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, 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 also performs soulful interpretations from his repertoire of 350+ covers, including solo acoustic Pink Floyd Nights.

General Info

Band Members
James Hollingsworth - vocals, guitar, harmonica; Sean McBride - Saxophone, Flute, Harmonica
Artist Name
James Hollingsworth
Home Page
Active Since
Singer Songwriter / Rock / Acoustic

Contact Info

Bristol, UK

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