With his new album 'Ten Songs About Love' about to be released on October 6th and the catchy first single 'Touched by Love' already making radio waves, Eran James is thrilled to be taking his new music on the road for the first time with a full 8 piece band.
The shows will give Eran a chance to show off selected tracks from his soul inspired second album which was recorded in New York and produced by Jay Newland (Norah Jones & Missy Higgins) and Tom Nichols (Britney Spears & Celine Dion).
"The guys in my band are inspiring and amazing musicians and I cant wait for a crowd to hear us live. Its the first time the album will be played to an audience, after having completed it in New York" Eran says.
Now 18 years old, Eran blew Australia away 3 years back with his debut album Reviewing The Situation and had everyone talking, particularly about its first single I Get Lifted and the extraordinary depth and soul of his voice.
Now the laid back Melbourne lad is back, a little bit older, a little bit wiser…and champing at the bit to hit the road with the band behind him and a brand new album.FREE download of the first single from Eran James Touched By Love.
Tickets are on sale now to see Eran James & Band LIVE, details below.
Interview with Eran James - Ten Songs About Love
How did it feel to hear your song played all over the airwaves?Eran James
: Hearing my song played all over the airwaves was definitely rewarding, to be honest I felt proud that I was able to share my music with the listeners.
Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry?Eran James
: Not really
Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration?Eran James
: I definitely have a strong passion for song writing, my inspiration & song idea's come from a lot of my own experience's in life & things that take place around me.
What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?Eran James
: When I'm not playing my own music I do listen to a variety stuff. I am a big soul music fan so I enjoy listening to classic's from artists such as, Donny Hathaway, Al Green, James Brown, Marvin Gaye.
In terms of current music, my two favorite artists would be Common & Amy Winehouse.
What's next? Tour/Album/Single?Eran James
: My guitarist Rob and I are doing acoustic sets:
MELBOURNE - Sunday 9th, 16th & 23rd September 9:15pm
MANCHESTER LANE - 234 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9663 0630 www.manchesterlane.com.au
Or you can my full 8 piece band and I:
SYDNEY - Thursday 20th September 10:30pm
The Vanguard - 42 King Street, Newtown
Phone: 02 9557 7992 www.thevanguard.com.au
WOOLONGONG - Friday 21st September 10:15pm
The Heritage Hotel - 240 Princes Highway, Bulli
Phone: 02 4284 5884 www.heritagehotel.com.au
SYDNEY - Saturday 22nd September 10:30pm
Brass Monkey - 115a Cronulla Street, Cronulla
Phone: 02 9544 3844 www.brassmonkey.com.au
MELBOURNE - Friday 28th September 10:00pm
Empress Hotel - 714 Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy
Phone: 03 9482 4604 www.theempresshotel.com.au
And I'm supporting Randy Crawford & Joe Sample on their shows:
SYDNEY - Thursday 27th September 8:00pm
Sydney Town Hall - 483 George Street, Sydney
TICKETS: Ticketmaster 136 100
MELBOURNE - Saturday 29th September 8:00pm
Palais Theatre - Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
TICKETS: Ticketmaster 136 100
PERTH - Monday 1st October 7:45pm
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
TICKETS: BOCS Ticketing 9484 113 Eran James
: My album TEN SONGS ABOUT LOVE is then out on October 6th.
Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel?Eran James
Do you prefer performing live or recording? Eran James
: Performing live, nothing can beat it
What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?Eran James
: My drive & inspiration was definitely my family. I knew I loved music from a very young age but without there support & motivation I don't think I would be in this current situation today
What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?Eran James
: I think the biggest challenge for me & a lot of other musicians is getting a record deal. You certainly have to be at the right place at the right time!
What's a typical day like?Eran James
: What is a typical day for me? Haha. One day I could be at home relaxing with the family & the next I'm living my life out of a suit case traveling state to state doing shows & promo. I love It though.
What has been your favorite part of becoming a music artist?Eran James
: My Favorite part of becoming a music artist would have to be watching my fan base grow from day one. It's amazing to see so many different people from all different walks of life embrace & enjoy my music.
If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?Eran James
: Donny Hathaway
Are you single? What do you look for in a partner? Eran James
: Yes I am single & in terms of what I look for in a partner I can't really say. I think every individual has there own unique character.
Do you have a website fans can visit?Eran James
: Sure do, www.eranjames.com
is where I keep fans up to date on all my shows and appearances.
Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life?Eran James
: Happiness, Family/Friends, Love, Good Diet/Fitness, Dreams/Goals
What message would you like to say to your fans? Eran James
: Keep it Real
60 Second QuizFull Name
: Eran James Nickname(s)
: The PresidentStar Sign
: AriesMusic Talent
: Singing + InstrumentsFavorite Food
: Turkish Cuisine Favorite Film
: American History XFavorite Actor
: Denzel WashingtonPet
: DogDescribe yourself in 3 words
: Fun, Relaxed, ThinkerBest Feature
: VoiceWorst Feature
: MemoryPerson You Would Most Like to Meet
: I would say James Brown but I already have had the privilege of meeting him already. Lucky me!Hobbies/Interests
: Car's, SoccerFirst Job
: Paper BoyAre you a Pub, Bar or Club kind
: BarWhat Can You Never Leave Home Without
: PhoneWhat is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning