James is a composer, arranger and lyricist. He studied music at Oxford University and worked for several years in Paris and Bermuda before returning to base himself in London. His musical, Legacy Falls enjoyed a hugely successful run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Other musicals include Joan of Arc, Nine Days - based on the life of Lady Jane Grey. He has also written extensively for pantomimes and Christmas shows, providing complete original scores for productions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Firebird, Ali Baba, and Snow White. Most recently, his music was heard in Hawaii where two original songs were used in the score of Prince Dance Company’s touring production of Que Sueñes Con Las Angelitas. He has worked as musical director on numerous productions, including A Little Night Music (Earl Cameron Theatre, Bermuda), An Evening of Johnny Mercer and An Evening of Bricusse and Wildhorn (Russell Scott Entertainment), If I Were Me (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). He was an assistant MD on the French production of The Lion King (Stage Entertainment France, Théatre Mogador, Paris).