James hails from Wexford, a small town in the South East corner of Ireland. As a teenager he was told to have his voice trained and, no lion tamers being available, attended the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He spent the 1990s singing and broadcasting in South Africa. After moving to London he had twelve very happy years living and working in the UK. Since returning to Wexford he has given himself over to listening to music every day (which passes for work) and serious beard growing. He still sings but is too lazy for opera. In his show Classical Gas he proves that he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of music but absolutely no taste!