Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, John Mayer


band members

James Franklin- Vocals/Guitar Ash Griffin - Guitar Charlie Ford - Drums Kai Lane-U'Ren - Bass Russell Tay - Keys


Influences

Michael McDonald, Jason Mraz, John Mayer


Unearthed artists we like

Parkville, Siobhan Cotchin, Seb Szabo, Benjamin Trillado


Bio

A pinch of Folk, A teaspoon of Rock, A handful of Soul and the comfort food that is James Franklin’s music is ready to make you feel good. 

James Franklin grew up with influences ranging from James Taylor to Sam Cooke To Led Zeppelin, acknowledging early on that music could only be defined by it’s truth, not by genre. He acknowledged that music was better if it connected with listeners. 

Now after playing shows alongside 5 Seconds Of Summer, Daryl Braithwaite and Joan Osborne, playing headline shows around Australia and the U.S.A, and releasing two EP’s (Pumpkin Pie, The Laundry Room Mixtape)… James Franklin is connecting with people from around the globe and doing his duty as a songwriter.

“I aim to do to others what music has always done for me, pull me out of the deepest, darkest valley of my mind and into the light” - James Franklin

After nearly 7 years of writing and performing, In late 2018, James Franklin began recording his debut album. Franklin states that “this album is exactly what the fans have been asking for. A whole bunch of fresh songs, produced by myself with brilliant musicians adding their own flavour”. The album is currently being recorded at Furstock Studios with sound-engineer Doug Brady (John Farnham, Keith Urban, David Bowie) and is expected to be released late 2019. 


Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

04 Feb 2020

Triple J
30

Just some real classic songwriting that’ll make you feel warm and safe. No edges, just clean lines and a welcoming voice.

Just some real classic songwriting that’ll make you feel warm and safe. No edges, just clean lines and a welcoming voice.