Simon James

Successful performer, recording artist, arranger, composer, producer. Co-founded band Acoustic Alchemy 1980, left 1985, made one album with them as performer and composer (Early Alchemy). The band is still going and has made more than a dozen albums. Co-founded Kymaera 1998 with Shane Hill which has at present made six albums; acted as producer and financial controller for all of them, performer on all of them, composer on four of them. All still available. Founded Almaraya 2006, music based on a fusion of Flamenco and Jazz. Has also made three solo guitar albums, latest one Azahar released 28th September 2007 features as composer, arranger and performer on this.

 

Music written for TV includes The Complete Skier (series), Channel 4; Serial Killers (series), Sky TV; many one-offs either commissioned or through library usage. Video, History Of Bullfighting, Planeta Agostini (Spain only), co-composer. DVD, Maria Ewing wih Kymaera at Ronnie Scotts (2001). Other works include corporate video and adverts.

The album Azahar by Simon James