Posts by BRANDEN JAMES

Coming home for Thanksgiving

We’re coming home for Thanksgiving We’re coming home to play shows in San Diego and Palm Springs this month. It might seem routine since we’ve been playing in both places consistently for three years. However, there is more to the story. Earlier this year, my Aunt cornered me at a Palm Springs sports bar and…

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Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

The tragic life of Vincent Van Gogh still has great relevance and significance, despite being in a completely different time period. People of all kinds still struggle with mental illness and still commit suicide.

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All You Need is Love

“All you need is love” so say the Beatles. Having decided to name our show after the iconic British rock song, it got me thinking – is love all we need? I am a big proponent of loving thy neighbor, a concept that seems we always need to be reminded about. Some would say that…

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BRANDEN & JAMES to return to Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC.

READ ALL ABOUT THEIR RETURN PERFORMANCE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 5th at 9:30pm IN THIS BROADWAY WORLD ARTICLE BELOW: New York, NY – Branden & James reinvent pop music in classical form with “soaring tenor vocals and dazzling cello” (Robert Windeler, Bistro Awards & NPR music) in All You Need Is Love, on August 5 at 9:30pm. Presenting an evening…

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BRANDEN & JAMES release a brand new music video

BRANDEN & JAMES have just released their first of several new music videos for their cover of, Somewhere Only We Know” Filmed and recorded in the same studio in Bruges, Belgium, the two explore the intimate musical connection they have with one another. The video transports the viewer to a place that only the duo…

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Silent Night

The 200th anniversary of the timeless holiday song, Silent Night, is this year. The melody was written in 1818 by Franz Gruber with the text having been written two years previously by a young Austrian priest named Joseph Mohr. It was first performed on Christmas Eve in 1818 at a small Episcopalian parish in Austria.…

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Our New York City Debut

Many of you know that James lost his sister, Ally, to cancer when she was just 31 years old. It was that tragic event that would change his life trajectory forever and he would be enveloped with a no regrets burning desire to do everything in life he always wanted. In September of 2014, James…

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Announcing our New Album

We’ve just done the craziest thing. We borrowed money (a lot of money) and hired one of the top classical-crossover producers in the world with whom to record a full-length studio album. We secretly escaped to a UNESCO world-heritage city called Bruges in Belgium from mid-May to mid-June and recorded the whole thing. When I…

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