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James Harker

James Harker was raised in Sheffield, England, and first began cultivating his musical interests participating in his school concert band and big band playing bass. Meanwhile, he took home vinyls of Peter Gabriel, early Elton John, Robert Fripp, Talking Heads and Paul Simon, and began producing his own home-made albums on the side. Within time, he began showcasing his songs on the school stage, performing under-rehearsed rock numbers in front of bewildered peers and teachers.

Since graduating from the University of York, where he'd been involved in the university’s drama and music scenes, (including stripping completely naked in front of nearly 2,000 people in the university's production of 'The Full Monty' musical), James has worked as almost everything: piano player in an Italian restaurant (since shut down for being the least hygienic joint in town), gin seller, caterer to the Royal Family, wine seller, and medical administrator - all while trying to pursue a music career.

In 2012 James released his debut album, The Red Room, to positive reviews. He has also composed music for films, including a new feature documentary on human suspension, 'On Tender Hooks', and has acted in a number of shows, including an hour-long comic monologue on the off-West End stage, and a comedy-horror feature film. In 2015, as a follow-up to his 2013 EP Anecdote, James releases his second studio album The Ebb and Flow. Over the past year, he has also teamed up with producer Vast to form electronic-pop-orchestral duo Vast & Harker, with a full album planned.

"Delicate, soaring pop" - Indiestore panel of music journalists, including NME and Rolling Stone.

"A smooth voice reminiscent of The Divine Comedy ... A name to look out for" - Britmag

"Providing enough physical presence to make the audience ripple with excitement every time he is on stage" - Broadway Baby

"Truly excellent" - The Scotsman