"awestruck by his
powerful lyrics, haunting melodies and
refreshing onstage chat." - TSM
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another change of style next with James
a solo singer/guitarist full of charisma
and star quality singing his folky/rock
numbers in for me the manner of Cat
Stevens who I am sure would have been
proud to have written some of the
material on display. Reall...y enjoyed
the up-tempo Way Down
South and the very atmospheric
Still Lights Up the Rain complete with
the story behind the song, both from his
2007 CD Coming
Home to Stay. James combined rich
vocals, excellent guitar and great
humour between numbers, he played a
strong set finishing with 2 real gems
Faster Than Light and the epic
- Get Ready to Rock
(of James' Winter's End Festival
"... the sound emanating from this
man's guitar was crystal clear even
above the usual hubbub of friendly
"Let's just say that this guy had a
voice... one of those singing voices
that is so powerful and full of emotion
that it was hard not to feel blown away
by how good he was.
"Hollingsworth's songs were at once
folky, soulful, insightful and emotional
and his audience banter was there in
spades, making him a very prolific
"A testament to how good this guy was is
that he had no shortage of people
offering to buy him drinks both during
and after his set.
"If you get a chance, see James play as
soon as possible..."
- The Wiltshire Ocelot.
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