James Hersey

BIOGRAPHY

James Hersey is a multi-talented singer-songwriter from Vienna, who writes his own lyrics, plays multiple instruments, produces his own albums and even directs his own videos. Already at the age of 17, he independently produced his first self-titled EP, which celebrated its first radio plays in Austria and caught the attention of various promoters and clubs. He then traveled across Europe and the U.S., writing songs and playing live to gather experience and inspiration for his sound.

When James Hersey returned to Vienna in 2012, he produced and released his mixtape “Twelve,” his first foray into electronic production with lyrical and melodic sensibility rooted in a singer-songwriter background. National radio station and early supporter FM4 picked up on the indie-release almost immediately and named James Hersey “Artist Of The Month” in January 2013, landing four tracks in the top 10 of their charts and a nomination for the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards. With a growing repertoire in tow, he hit the road again and was invited to play support for established acts such as Left Boy, Seeed, and Will.I.Am. On the way he met Milky Chance, who invited him to join their self-made label-family “Lichtdicht Records”.

Steadily gaining more and more ground, James Hersey has recently collaborated with internationally renowned artists like Kygo, Dillon Francis and Filous on tracks like “Coming Over” and “How Hard I Try,” which each have amassed millions of plays on Spotify and Soundcloud. Things are looking bright for James Hersey, who also got signed by the Glassnote Entertainment Group and with which he will release his next studio-produced album.


RELATED ARTICLES

Sendmate – an Interview with Stefan Baumschlager

What are two things you can’t do without in the music business? The answer is simple. Someone who makes music, and someone who listens to it. Listeners fill the venues and await the newest releases, … read more »

Austria at SXSW, March 10–19, 2017

Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a … read more »

THE GREAT ESCAPE 2017 – May 18-20, Brighton, UK

The Great Escape (TGE) is a festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 450 up and coming bands play in 35 Brighton venues, which makes TGE the first place to discover … read more »