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James Hersey

Tuesday, March 17
9:00PM - 9:40PM


James Hersey grew up as the son of an American teacher and Austrian journalist in Vienna. His interest in music and composition started early and has since grown increasingly diverse and open to new genres. At 9 he played the Cello, at 11 the Drums, and at 13 he received his first electric guitar. In school he sang in choir and started forming bands and jam sessions with his friends in junior high. At 17 he decided to leave High School to study jazz at a private conservatory. There he discovered and honed his talent for songwriting, and produced his first EP. Released with no label, the “James Hersey EP” celebrated it’s first radio plays with “Promises”, and earned the attention of a few local clubs and promoters. With his first earnings, James decided to leave home and search for more inspiration overseas. As a sort of “urban gypsy” he spent time in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Austin, Texas, staying with friends or ...

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