As a graduate of the prestigious Drummers Collective New York, James went on to complete his Masters in Music under the tutelage of leading jazz guitarist Mike Nielsen, with whom he still performs regularly.
James has toured Europe and the US, playing in venues such as Zurich Hallenstadion, Stuttgart Porsche Arena, Berlin Tempodrom, The O2 Arena London, Lincoln Center New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music New York, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
He’s worked as a session drummer for TG4, TV3 and RTE TV and radio, and is also a member of the band 3epkano, who are dedicated to producing original soundtracks for silent and avant-garde cinema. James is an endorsee for C&C Drums and T-Cymbals.
James is currently involved in a performance-practice PhD at Conservatory of Music, D.I.T, with whom he also holds a 1st class Masters Degree in Music. And regularly composes works for Film and advertising as a solo artist.