Coming home for Thanksgiving

By BRANDEN JAMES | Nov 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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)

By BRANDEN JAMES | Oct 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
Artwork for Vincent Single

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

By BRANDEN JAMES | Jun 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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Silent Night

By BRANDEN JAMES | Dec 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

By BRANDEN JAMES | Oct 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By BRANDEN JAMES | Jul 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
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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East Coast Shows

By BRANDEN JAMES | Apr 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
East Coast Shows

East Coast shows! We’re so blessed to announce we’ve been invited to play several shows on the East Coast. Four the past three years, we have had our mainstay show with Four Divo at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages, Florida. Since Fernando Varela and I were on America’s Got Talent together,…

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Uprising

By BRANDEN JAMES | Mar 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Uprising

Uprising. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “uprising”? There is the song by the iconic English rock band, Muse called Uprising which has lyrics that read, “They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious. So come…

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The Performance Rollercoaster

By BRANDEN JAMES | Mar 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Performance

Wanna know what a performance rollercoaster is really like? Read this new blog with writing contributions from JAMES. For most of my life, I’ve been a “fringe performer.” What I mean by that is that I think fear has kept me from ever really believing I was any good at the cello, so I’ve never…

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Living in Mexico

By BRANDEN JAMES | Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
Living in Mexico

Living in Mexico comes with many challenges and many rewards. We have been recipients on both ends of the spectrum since we arrived here on December 1st, 2017. Some of the rewards are the cost of living, the friendliness of the people, the beauty, the culture, the food, the beaches–this list could go on and…

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