Eran per­forms songs from heart

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

years ago singer-song­writer Eran James (pic­tured) found an un­likely fan in Sir El­ton John. Sir El­ton heard Eran James sing and put him on the road as his sup­port act be­fore ask­ing James back to Lon­don to meet and work with the best cre­ative minds in the busi­ness. The young singer – then only 12, was taken on by the world’s big­gest record com­pany. By the time he was 16, James was in New York work­ing with the city’s best writ­ers, ar­rangers and mu­si­cians. A pol­ished per­former with a great pas­sion, a mag­nif­i­cent voice and years on the road be­hind him, James, now 23, has a cap­ti­vat­ing sound matched with im­pres­sive songs. ‘‘I want to play and write and sing songs that come from my life, my heart and my ex­pe­ri­ences and which will touch the lives of oth­ers. Maybe to heal, maybe to pro­voke a re­ac­tion,’’ says James. James has re­turned to Aus­tralia with 40 songs about life, love and death un­der his belt and a pas­sion for mov­ing peo­ple with songs. ‘‘El­ton has been a huge help to me. He gave me con­fi­dence in my own songs,’’ he said.

Eran James, Kristy Apps, Alexis Ni­cole and Ker­ryn Fields play The Loft, Chevron Is­land, on Satur­day.

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