Branden & James

Biography

BRANDEN & JAMES, described by NPR music as a duo with dazzling cello and soaring tenor vocals brings the soulful timbre of James on his cello combined with Branden's emotional and powerful vocals, creating a sound that leaves audiences feeling moved and inspired.

``The always supportive, sometimes haunting power of the cello accompanying Branden’s voice solidifies the classical sound, adds new depth to the popular, and allows the audience to just sit back and take it in...so movingly, that you may forget to breathe!`` says Paul Lisnek - Host of Broadway in Chicago Backstage.

"Hardly a supporting player, but, rather, a true co-creator and co-star" (Robert Windeler, NY Times Correspondent) Australian cellist James, began creating arrangements of familiar tunes that make you listen as you've never heard them before.

Since forming in 2015, they’ve been touring around the world with their innovative, classically inspired covers and original songs. Branden recently penned a memoir entitled, "Lyrics of My Life" which will publish in May 2020. Additionally, in 2020 they will release their new album recorded with chart-topping classical crossover producer, Patrick Hamilton (Katherine Jenkins, David Garrett, Alfie Boe) and launch a 25-city US tour alongside playing their new cabaret shows, "The Lady Gaga Songbook" and "Rock the Opera".