James Power is a writer, musician, composer, singer, and artist who has performed
in a number of diverse bands throughout the NYC/NJ/PHILA area over the past decade.
His 2014 release, A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE , is a collection of original
acoustic-based, Gothic-Swamp songs, (along w/ three carefully chosen covers)
backed-up by Philadelphia's spaghetti-western heroes GRINGO MOTEL,
fronted by multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist TOM SCHEPONIK.
James released his first two solo recordings in 2007: REAL, REAL MAN
and the acoustic-only SONGS FOR BROKEN HEARTS .
In 2009, James worked with the legendary JERRY LAWSON , original lead singer of
THE PERSUASIONS , and finalist on the 2010 NBC SING-OFF , on a tribute recording
to the late REVEREND CLAUDE JETER of the SWAN SILVERTONES .
While continuing to write & perform with THE LATE MODEL HUMANS , on his 3rd solo album,
A COWGIRL'S SUICIDE , released in 2010, James wrote, produced, & recorded songs with artists
such as THE UPTOWN HORNS , BLAIRE REINHARD and THE MIDNIGHT TEARS .
The title song of that album, A COWGIRL'S SUICIDE , is also featured in the critically
acclaimed independent film LAID OFF , which won several independent film awards
and was shown at the 2010 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL .
James can also be seen in producer/filmmaker KEITH LEWIS ' 2010 documentary
A LESSON IN A CAPPELLA , which features some of the greatest A Capella practitioners of our time.
In 2012, James created songs for the NY WRITER'S COALITION
pod cast series based on poems by NYWC members.
James continues to perform and be involved in a number of original projects in
the New York City area. Videos of his songs can be seen on his YOUTUBE page.