English Rhythm & Blues guitarist and soul singer James Hunter left school at 16 and began working for the railway, while honing his blues guitar and singing skills. He has sung backup vocals for Van Morrison and opened shows for Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Willie Nelson, and Tom Petty. In 2006, he was recognized with a Grammy Award nomination for People Gonna Talk and an American Music Award for Best New Artist. Three more studio albums followed and in 2016, MOJO magazine crowned him ‘The United Kingdom’s Greatest Soul Singer.’ He has headlined clubs and theatres in England, Europe, and the United States with the James Hunter Six, consisting of Jonathan Lee, drums; Lee Badau, baritone saxophone; Damian Hand, tenor saxophone; Andrew Kingslow, keyboards/percussion; and Jason Wilson on bass.
The James Hunter Six latest album Whatever It Takes, released by renowned soul label Daptone Records, fully showcases Hunter’s poetic lyrics and soulful voice.