James worked 3 seasons on the hit show as a vocal coach, voice analyst and on camera guest host of a variety of AI shows such as Idol Wrap, Idol Chat and Idol Tonight. Culminating with hosting 2 Grande Finales LIVE from the Nokia Center in Los Angeles.
Matt has been played in Guns & Roses, Velvet Revolver and The Cult. James was employed directly from Matt as a vocal coach and vocal producer of all projects Matt production company did including i=his wife Ace's band Darling Stilettos.
James coached directly with Ariana in Los Angeles prepping her for singing competitions.
James' relationship with GLEE started years before the show ever aired. One of James' best private voice students in the early 2000s was cast as a principle character. He brought James in to the Glee camp with him and gave him some great opportunities to do some prime time vocal coaching.
James has worked with Disney for decades developing kids for careers in singing and acting.
James coached Nick Hexum in singing and songwriting in the 2000s in his studio in Hollywood, CA.
As one of James' favorite bands of the 90's the opportunity to work with them was a dream come true. James was commissioned to help them find a new singer. James spent months meeting with and qualifying potential new frontmen. He then arduously worked one on one with each singer preparing them for the auditions.
James worked directly with and was commissioned as an independent contractor for Nick on and off for years. Most recent he was brought in by Thrive Records to finish a Nick record 'lil Rockstars. He did everything for on camera to coaching, production, singing and playing guitar.
Snoop Dogg - Worked on production and mixing of his music.
Again James worked as a songwriter for WB on and off for years, writing such shows as Supernatural and Vampire Diaries.
Glee - FOX TV
Disney Pictures / Disney Records
The Smashing Pumpkins
Warner Bros (Latin)
Yaziara (Latin Idol Winner)
Abbey Road, London / EMI Records
Matt Sorum (G n R, Velvet Revolver
A Fine Frenzy - Alison Sudol
Bruce Bouillet (Racer X, Scream)
E! Entertainment Television
Hairspray (on Broadway)
The Chelsea Handler Show
Time Warner Publishing
Manny Charlton / Nazareth
Alison Sweeney - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
The Biggest Loser
Bombay Dreams - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Warren G (Universal)
Bay City Rollers
David Palmer / Rod Stewart
Girls Bahaving Badly
Black Wallstreet Records
G Funk Productions
Julie Marie - Expose
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