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Rock 06/10/2017

Vince James Announces New Single 'The Man I Want To Be' Out Now

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Welsh indie-folk/Americana heart-throb Vince James is pleased to announce his new single 'The Man I Want To Be' set for release on October 6th 2017 via Listen To This.
An instantly noteworthy new voice on the scene, singer-songwriter Vince James brings simple, yet skillfully-constructed songs, combined with whiskey-soaked vocals and insightful storytelling through his lyrics, which are packed with astute observations from growing up in a small town in his native South Wales.

Commenting on the inspiration behind the new single, James states "I wrote the song for my Grandad, it was to celebrate his 80th Birthday. I was listening to a lot of Jake Bugg's first album at the time so was heavily influenced by that. The song tells a story about his time growing up as a young lad and how he came to meet his wife (my grandmother) and how they raised three amazing children. It also talks about all the fun and mischievous things us kids used to get up to when we were growing up around him. From then until now he's always been 'Vincent, our shining light'."

Coming off the back of a string of high profile festival appearances this summer including The Great Escape Festival, Focus Wales and The Big Cwtch, as well as a headline UK tour that took him as far north as Scotland, Vince James have wasted no time venturing far and wide across the UK, receiving support from BBC Introducing in Wales and leaving each city with a stronger fan base which continues to cultivate with every show he plays.

James had been performing for years on the streets busking until he met Welsh music producer Adam Richards. Since that meeting, Vince James came into existence and has since developed his own unique sound, which is a captivating blend of indie-pop, folk and country. Building on that classic songwriter vibe and drawing influence from legendary artists such as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams, Vince James adds his own refreshing, modern combination that'll draw you in and have you strumming your fingers along to his songs before you know it. There is a seamless incorporation of free-flowing rhythm into folk music, creating a sense of serenity and light-hearted enjoyment that leaves a lasting impact.

The release of his first offering 'Forget Last Night' resulted in performances for BBC Horizons at Glass Butter Beach Festival, a special 10th edition Sŵn Festival appearance, and a support offering from Billie Marten. Establishing himself and allowing no constraints, Vince James is embarking on a journey to make his mark in the world of music.

Vince James' new single 'The Man I Want To Be'is out 6th October

Vince James live @ The Great Escape 2017

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