James Bradley is a singer-songwriter from Maghera, Mid-Ulster. A father of four, he decided to pursue music as a career, full time in 2016.  He has played many bars and wedding venues, as well as corporate gigs, and has become comfortable with his audience and his own style of music.  In May 2017 he invited to play for the Northern Ireland Grocers Ball at the Culloden Hotel, where he played to 500 guests.  James also made an appearance playing for Rory McIlroy and his guests, at the Rory McIlroy Foundation event in the Bushmills Distillery in July 2017.  He plays regularly at wedding receptions, services and other events.  His love of music stems from his childhood and his influences include Matchbox 20, Counting Crows matched with a guitar playing style similar to James Taylor and Mumford And Sons.

Autism and Suicide Awareness

These are both very close to James’ heart.  His son Daniel,7, is non-verbal autistic and James has promoted autism awareness since his diagnosis back in 2013.  James is an advocate of music therapy and uses it with Daniel to allow them to communicate.  Daniel loves singing and animating with Blu Tac. In 2014 and 2015 James staged a number of concerts ‘Unplugged For Autism’ and raised over £3000 for a Mid-Ulster Autism support Branch.

Suicide awareness is the other area James is passionate about.  In 2005, his brother took his own life by suicide and ever since James has promoted both suicide awareness and Mental Health Awareness amongst friends and the community.

With the success of his debut EP – Better Place, James is currently recording his debut album with Irish singer-songwriter Paul Casey, at his Cable Junction Recording Studios.  Paul takes control as producer, mixing and mastering James’ album.  With the added talents of Liam Bradley (Drums), Eilidh Patterson (Backing Vocals & Harmonies) and John McCullough (Piano/Hammond). Together they are creating an album of James’ music with a style that all will enjoy.  James will release his debut album in the Autumn. Stay tuned…