Biography

Biography

 




James  Lushey was born in Essex, England in April 1974,  to nobody.

 



Reborn 6 months later to a loving family in Suffolk,  he picked up the guitar somewhere along the way (specifically aged 7)  after becoming obsessed with a reel-to-reel tape recording of a certain famous four piece  band. He started to sing and write music before he hit his teens, and continued on with a variety of live bands well into his 20s. A chance year at the University of East Anglia had him studying American Literature abroad, causing him to relocate to the “live music capital of the world” in Austin, Texas, where, conversely,  he stopped playing live altogether, choosing instead to study some of the stranger creatures the American South had to offer.



 

Over the years, accumulated influences have included Beatles, Lou Reed and VU, Smiths and Morrissey, Phil Mitchell, Tom Waits, Radiohead, Pulp, William S. Burroughs, Kirsty MacColl, MGMT, Blur & Graham Coxon, The Pixies & Frank Black, Silvia Plath, Clinic, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The La’s, Henry Miller, The League Of Gentlemen, Snoop Dogg, Leonard Cohen, The Magic Faraway Tree, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Monty Python and many, many more, each interestingly becoming more centered into the mainstream  as he gets steadily older (except Enid Blyton, who remains forever punk.)



 

He now writes and sings alone, putting pen to paper,  fingers to keyboard, and the occasional pick to string, and laying down multi-tracked recordings of himself, in the hopes that someone, somewhere, will derive enjoyment from his humble demos of lyrics and songs, and in the eternal hope that his music will not be altogether forgotten…. before his um… his….uh…    Oh, never mind.