James and Rob Allen on stage at the
Horseshoe in Downend, Bristol.
the international rock band who claimed James as lead vocalist
and frontman from their first gig in 2003 (supporting Wilko
until he left amicably in Spring 2009.
JEBO's debut album, Sinking Without
featuring James on vocals was produced by legendary producer John Burns,
his work with Genesis,
Spear and others was mixed by Ben Findlay
of Peter Gabriel's Real
Studios and was released to the German market with a
new album cover in late 2008.
"A Masterpiece" – Classic Rock Society.
"Buy this album it is awesome!!! James
put a passion into the vocals that I have not heard in a commercial
album in a long time. His vocal style is reminiscent of Michael Stipe
at times, but this music has a passion that puts REM to shame."
JEBO's many successful gigs
with James included The
Albert Hall, memorable appearances for the Classic Rock
Autumn and It
Bites and Night of the Progs at Loreley in July 2007, supporting the original
line-up of ASIA, Jethro Tull
and Fish. You can see songs from this performance here
on You Tube.