James Holt

Manchester-born solo artist, and multi-instrumentalist, James Holt has long been championed by music industry giants, such as legendary producer Brian Eno, and the listening public alike. He has become almost as well-known for his genre-bending cover videos (which features multiple James’ performing on different instruments) as his original music.

‘Pendulum’ demonstrates an impressive progression from previous singles, in collaborating with widely-acclaimed producer James Skelly (The Coral, Blossoms) and engineer Chris Taylor at Parr Street Studios, and sees James Holt raising the bar once more.

The release follows widespread support from a host of revered musicians, DJs and radio hosts. Among them: Brian Eno, Dermot O’Leary, KCRW, BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X (John Kennedy), KEXP, XS Manchester, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.

James’ musical achievements are all the more impressive considering he was diagnosed with bilateral moderate-to-severe hearing loss at the age of four and has since worked to overcome his disability by graduating with a first class honours degree and MA in Music Composition at the University of Salford. 

James starts at 12:30pm