Artist Interview: James Burgess
Tell us about yourself and your music
I am an experienced songwriter, musician, vocalist and recording artist who enjoys performing and recording original songs and music.. I currently perform with the trio vocal group Sharp with members David Royal and Tyrone Hall. We perform Doo wop, R N B, Jazz and gospel. I enjoy most styles of music and writing mostly Gospel and Old school style R N B songs and recording smooth Jazz instrumentals.
Talk to us more about your latest release
I am working on completing both a Gospel project and a Smooth Jazz instrumental this year and begin working on a old school style project also this year with my group Sharp.
What inspired you to write this release?
I have many sources that have inspired me to write the songs I create. God being one of my main inspirations in life.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes this year with my group members of Sharp.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes I plan to begin performing the East Coast with my group Sharp this year.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I feel that my songs and music are somewhat very original and my Instrumentals are very unique in their sound. People tell me my songs and music are very relaxing at the end of the day for them.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I have been listening to a lot of Jazz and Gospel artist. Also to a lot of 50’s and 60’s songs that we perform in the group.
Tell us about your passions
Helping others to succeed and being with family.
What else is happening next in your world?
I am planning to move into a new home hopefully this year.
Thanks for an awesome interview, James!