Growing up in a musical family in Wolcott, Connecticut, I was surrounded by music from a young age. I began playing piano when I was seven years old and was instantly hooked. By age ten, I began experimenting with any instrument I could get my hands on. I dreamt day and night of one day becoming a successful musician. I began writing music at the age of thirteen. I formed a band with my lifelong friend and songwriting partner, Alexander Green. Our band, James Alexander, squeezed in performances at local bars and venues at every opportunity between school and work. We played original music and cover-songs, honing in our performance and songwriting skills throughout middle and high school. We were young, but driven to pursue our passion. In 2008, we tried out for American Idol Season Eight and made it through to the Hollywood rounds to the top 134th in the country. We fell in love with California, decided to stay and began attending Musicians Institute. I graduated in 2010, and have been living and working in Los Angeles since then. I work as a session musician, playing and touring in bands, recording for various artists, producing, writing, and even teaching piano and guitar. Working as a musician in any way possible pushes me towards one goal: playing music as my career. Music is the fuel that moves me through this life.
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