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James Hollingsworth's original music, and his original take on classic Pop/Rock, Blues and more, is an acoustic fusion of folk, blues, trance, metal and progressive rock.

James' Pink Floyd Night returned in March 2023, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Dark Side of the Moon (1st March 1973). The Spring mini-tour started on Friday 3rd March 2023 at CICCIC in Taunton
with further dates in Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon.
 "out of this world” - Art Bank, Shepton Mallet

 "a performance worth every minute” - CICCIC, Taunton

Further Pink Floyd Nights followed at Bath Fringe Festival, The Three Horseshoes in Bradford-on-Avon, and at The Southgate in Devizes. Sign up for James' email list for events news in your area, or just keep a close eye on the gigs page.

More studio recordings from the UK also in process including an exciting Progressive Rock collaboration with Swansea cohort, keyboard wizard Steve Griffiths, with their double vinyl concept album Lost In The Winds Of Time.

On Friday 22 July 2022 James launched his 3-song EP 'Live at The Bedford' exclusively on Bandcamp, featuring Sandro Granda on djembe.

James' 2021 album project, Thirteen Moons, was a journey of a lunar year through thirteen singles, out on all major download and streaming platforms including Spotify and Tidal.

"fine rock musicianship" - Music Eye

 "A cracking album, right up my street" - Folk Pilot

"I am loving this record... I love the sounds, that progressive folk rock feel, superb!" ~ Aldora Records

The 1st single Far Away From Home was released on the palindromic
~ 12/02/2021 ~ with a new single for every following new moon, the thirteenth moon being Privately Minded on 2/2/22. See the Thirteen Moons album page for cd's and info :-)

Thirteen-Moons on Bandcamp

Singer-Songwriter/Guitarist James Hollingsworth's songs are refreshingly inventive and accessible, drawn from his Folk-Blues roots, influenced by the likes of John Martyn, Roy Harper and Tim Buckley as well as Prog Rock, by turns delicately tranquil and then soaring with "hypnotic groove munching guitar space freak-outs - plus glorious songwriting within" (so said The Wunder Bar). Steeped with ecological awareness, a rare hopefulness, warmly humorous undercurrents, and immaculate musicianship, he is "a true exponent of the modern British singer/songwriter - a real gem" say Monmouthshire Music.

James has a unique, exciting acoustic guitar style reminiscent of the Andalusian tradition, a superb and passionate singing voice with a mean harmonica style to boot.

With his upcoming run of headline shows 'Psych Rock Night', built upon decades of busy gigging, James has also been seen supporting Nick Harper three times over the years, also Cara Dillon, David Ford, Hazel O'Connor, Arthur Brown, Phil Beer, 60's legends It's a Beautiful Day and even the legendary Barry 'The Fish' Melton (of Country Joe and The Fish fame), who once observed:

"It was truly a phenomenal experience hearing James Hollingsworth's music, I know now that the tradition of groundbreaking music is in good hands. Thank you, James – Barry Melton."

Thank you, Barry!

Since going full-time as a music professional in 2006, James has survived through recession and pandemic as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performer, travelling the length and breadth of the UK with bards and in bars, festivals and arts centres, honing his talents as an energetic and animated front man, making for a "captivating performance..."

His Thirteen Moons album was James' response to the lockdown, for each of the Moon cycles in 2021-2022, James highlighted a single from the album, putting out ads, lyric and music videos. Initially public, James' videos become exclusively available to James' Patreon subscribers (from £1 per month).

Contact James about Guitar lessons in the Frome area or via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Whatsapp etc.

  more music on James' main YouTube Channel

               The 11th single from Thirteen Moons was 'Some Say', hosted by James' other YouTube channel Adventures in Loopland

Here's an interview with James on Ray Merriman's channel WTMS:

exclusive videos from Thirteen Moons on a playlist created just for  James' Patreon subscribers (from £1 per month).

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A special occasional show celebrating the music of Pink Floyd, also featuring some of his own songs, James has been wowing audiences throughout the UK with this uniquely solo show, using modern Looping technology, with live percussion, voice and guitar effects to build complex arrangements in real time, no pre-recorded backing tracks are used! details

Click to see James performing 'One of these Days' at Bath Fringe Festival

More of James' music on YouTube

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See James performing 'Some Say' at Cornbury Festival


"guitar wizard" - 5 Best gigs - The Independent

"Wonderful" - Bath Comedy Festival

"has to be seen..... and heard to be believed" – www.wunderbar.co.uk

"one of the weekend’s highlights." - Andy Read – Winters End Festival

"A popular visit, James' original tunes never fail to impress." - North Devon Gazette

"a true talent, refreshingly inventive and accessible." - The Queen's Head, Monmouth

"a real gem" - Monmouthshire Music

"rich vocals, excellent guitar and great humour" – Get Ready to Rock

"powerful lyrics, haunting melodies and refreshing onstage chat" - TSMRadio.net

"extraordinary vocal, genius guitar player, a consummate performer” - Seend Acoustic

“guitar maestro” - Ragged Trousered Folk, Hastings

"incredibly talented as a vocalist and guitarist." - www.newbristoljazz.co.uk

"amazing voice and a superb songwriter, guitarist and performer." - CICCIC, Taunton

"Guitar-Shaman & Sublime Songsmith" - Garden of Awen

“Amazing” - Visual Radio Arts


"I think you will love this CD from what must be one of the best song writers in the country."
- Bristol Rocks

"Honest, down to earth meaningful lyrics. The world needs more music like this."
- Folk Blues and Beyond

“a blissfully original sound." - Lemonrock

“If it wasn’t for the excellent production I’d believe that these tracks were recorded on a portable tape in a mountain forest in a single afternoon”- Dave Urwin, Live Music Scene

“a master of inflection, a major vocal+songwriting talent combination” - Van Casey

“James Hollingsworth is UNIQUE and dare I go out on a limb, I don't think he has an equal”
- Eden of Albuquerque

“Hollingsworth paints canvas with his songs, there is something almost visual about them”
- FATEA Records

“Powerful performances, distinctive songwriting, a prog-rock sensibility pared down to the acoustic... and perfect production. Brilliant!"

"He's an excellent and frenetic fingerpicker reminiscent of John Fahey." - Acoustic Music.

“His live vocals are better than many artists' studio vocals." - www.rambles.net

The only comparison I can readily make, is to the voice of Tim Buckley, and this is something I do not suggest glibly." - Woven Wheat Whispers

Limited Edition Hardback Linen CD's

Limited Edition vinyl-effect CD - housed in Linen Hardback Digipaks, with magnetic closure, in a choice of cream or red fine linen, or 'sand weft' coarse linen, enclosing a 7-page lyric art booklet. Every order gets a souvenir Thirteen Moons Ale Beermat - while they last!

£20 + £1.53 UK

(for overseas postage please visit Bandcamp)

Linen case ~ select one:

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Hand-scribed CD's in Standard Card Sleves

13 Moons

Unique hand-drawn copy of 'Thirteen Moons'
in plain card sleeve direct from James securely online with Paypal for

13 Moons album

13 Moons album


No frills CD with celtic knot ink-stamped sleeve (shown above) is also available for

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