The Charleston Gaillard Center is thrilled to announce An Evening with Brendan James on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30pm. This live stream and in-person show will preview songs from Brendan James’s brand new album “Leap Taken.” As patron safety remains our first priority, we have implemented numerous measures to allow up to 250 guests for this event to safely gather within the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall. This event will have options for patrons to either attend socially distanced and in-person as a live studio audience, or experience the show virtually through online streaming.
Brendan is also offering a limited number of VIP upgrades that include a pre-show virtual meet and greet and an audio download of the live performance.
Brendan James is an American singer-songwriter in the pop/folk genre, akin to Jason Mraz, David Gray, and Elton John. Signed to Capitol Records at age 25, Universal Records at 28, James has reached the #1 spot on iTunes multiple times, accrued more than one million fans in 65 countries on Spotify, and has been played on multiple formats of American and European radio. He has collaborated or toured with the likes of John Mayer, John Legend, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Keb’ Mo’, and Andy Grammar. And his songs have been placed in over 15 major television shows and films worldwide.
Truly summing Brendan James up is a difficult task though. You’d have to meet him, talk with him, and hear him sing his songs to understand his shocking talent and unique purpose in today’s over saturated music scene. As he puts it: “What I hope to do is calm, strengthen, and transport my listeners to a better self, and in turn maybe I get there too.” And he means it. Penning songs on the topics of love, optimism, political enlightenment, simplifying, self empowerment, marriage equality, wanderlust, raising a family, aging, and adventuring aimlessly through the natural world, James has left no stone unturned in his six studio albums to date; and in his words, “I’ve only just begun.”
Just home from a 6 month journey around the globe with his wife and two toddlers, James has a plethora of new material and is set to release 3 singles this year, with a full-length album in the Spring of 2020. His first single, “Through Our Hands” is an autobiographical telling of his family’s trip to 10 countries, watching his children grow ever too quickly along the way.
Find him on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and wherever else music is streamed or sold. Book him for a private show if you get the chance—a trend in performing that he has helped pioneer, and sees as the future of a better artist-audience connection. Or catch him in one of the many public venues he plays regularly in the US and abroad. Either way, bring a friend and take the ride. It’s the only one like it in today’s music biz.