Paddy James, Dead Ringer Review
London based singer/songwriter Paddy James was born in Solihull, West Midlands in 1989, he began his musical journey learning the drums from the age of 8 after a fleeting attempt at conquering the guitar. It wasn’t until his mid to late teens whilst at school in Dorset that he finally decided to revisit his six stringed nemesis. His encounters studying at University gifted him with the substance to develop his song writing and performance skills. This coupled with a constant gigging regime and a growing live reputation landed him support slots for the likes of Ed Sheeran and the Hoosiers. After a few frustrating efforts to release some recorded work, James came into contact with multi-instrumentalist and Producer Geordan Reid Campbell (The Hics, The Noisettes) towards the end of 2015. In November 2016, James self-released his debut four track EP, Lost Boy on his own SOAC Records label which hit the top 5 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart following a packed out launch at the Water Rats in Kings Cross. Three new singles are scheduled in succession for 2019, the first “Lost Love,” and now “Dead Ringer,” set to release March 1, 2019.
Dead Ringer (single)
Release Date: March 1, 2019
Gritty guitars and James’ edgy vocal style is served up with a bluesy soulful style that digs into the marrow of the tune.