James is from Llannon and a pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade. James joined LARS in April and has already performed with them at All Saints Church in Oystermouth, at Machynys Golf Club, Margam Orangery and in a fundraising concert for Gwŷl Cerdd Dant Llanelli ar Cylch at Greenfield Chapel, Llanelli.
He is a chorister with Only Boys Aloud (OBA), Côr Adran Llwyth y Llan and Côr Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade. He is a former chorister with Ysgol Llangennech and Only Kids Aloud. James has been very fortunate that with these choirs he has performed in Belgium, the Netherlands and South Africa.
James has also performed with the choirs on television programmes including S4C’s Noson Lawen, Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol, Côr Cymru and the BBC’s Songs of Praise. Also, he has recorded a number of CD’s with them.
James has had the opportunity to sing with and alongside Bryn Terfel, Shân Cothi, Alfie Boe, Only Men Aloud, Rhys Meirion and many more talented artists.
From the age of 7 James has competed annually in both the local and Urdd Eisteddfodau. He usually competes in a number of competitions; including the solo, duet, small choir and large choir competitions.
James also has had roles, some of the leading, in school drama productions.