Special Ltd Ed vinyl Gold Mum & Laid coming for National Album Day
15th September 2023
The sixth annual National Album Day on Saturday 14th October, as the music community comes together to celebrate the art of the album, sees the release of special limited edition vinyl of two of ours: Laid and Gold Mother.
More info on associated releases and events on the National Album Day site—including a one-off chance to join Jim and Saul in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall discussing the story behind the album Gold Mother with Classic Album Sundays‘ Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. This will be followed by an uninterrupted vinyl replay on an audiophile sound system featuring Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers (reference monitors in some of the world’s leading recording studios e.g. Abbey Road), giving listeners a chance to hear detail and nuance in the recording they may have never heard before. After the replay there’s an opportunity for fans to ask Jim and Saul questions of their own! That’s on Tuesday 17th October, there aren’t many tickets left but if you’re quick you can grab them here.
Shepherd’s Bush Empire for Absolute Radio’s 15th birthday celebration
4th September 2023
Absolute Radio have always been extremely supportive to us, so we’re looking forward to helping them celebrate their 15th birthday on the 30th October, playing O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire!
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 7th September, visit the live page for links.
By popular demand – very limited number of extra Crystal Palace Bowl t-shirts
1st September 2023
We saw your comments about how quickly the lovely Crystal Palace Bowl t-shirts sold out at the venue, so we’ve printed a very limited number of them for the web store! Catch them while you can, right here.
Gold Mother with Jim & Saul—presented by Royal Albert Hall & Classic Album Sundays
18th August 2023
We’ll be getting together with Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall to discuss and celebrate Gold Mother.
Join Jim and Saul on Tuesday 17th October as they discuss the story behind the album, followed by an uninterrupted vinyl replay on an audiophile sound system: world-renowned audio brand and official National Album Day sponsor Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers, used as reference monitors in some of the world’s leading recording studios, including Abbey Road, over the past 40 years. In this way, fans may hear details in the recording they have never heard before.
After the album replay, attendees will get the opportunity to ask their own questions in a Q&A!
A limited number of tickets are available now via the RAH box office. Hope to see you there x
Bath & Nottingham rescheduled dates plus NEW Leicester orchestral show
13th June 2023
We’d like to thank you for your patience whilst we worked on rescheduling the Nottingham and Bath postponed show dates. It has been a huge operation to get the band, venues, crew, choir and orchestra all available on the same days.
Rescheduled dates for Bath and Nottingham are as follows, n.b. original tickets remain valid:
Bath Forum — Tuesday 24th October
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall — Wednesday 25th October
(Ticket holders note, there are a few Soundcheck VIP upgrades available for those two. Links on the live page.)
We’re excited to announce a NEW one-off orchestral show at Leicester De Montford Hall on Tuesday 4th July has just been confirmed as well!
General sale for Leicester begins at 9:30am, Friday 16th June, visit the live page for links.
Midweek Album Chart Update: Wonderful at No. 3
13th June 2023
“Hi there everybody. On behalf of the whole band, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your incredible support helping to get ‘Be Opened By The Wonderful’ to an impressive no.3 in the midweek album chart.
I hope you are all enjoying it and hopefully we’ll see you soon.
Much love to you all, Jim.”
Where will ‘Be Opened By The Wonderful’ land at week’s end?
Final chart positions for the week are released on Friday by the Official Charts Company, announced on BBC Radio 1 from 4pm—tune in and find out with us!
Pick up the album from the official shop on vibrant green vinyl (exclusive to us), white vinyl (indie stores only), and 180g black vinyl, as well as double CD. There are bundles which save a few quid too.
Further retailers, download and streaming options here, or head to your fave local record shop!
Be Opened By The Wonderful is out today!
9th June 2023
Uncut: 4 Stars | Classic Pop: 4 Stars | Record Collector: 4 Stars | The Times: “sonically and emotionally rich…admirably ambitious”
The new orchestral album recorded with Joe Duddell, ORCA22 and Manchester Inspirational Voices choir is out today!
Available on double CD and double vinyl LP (choice of black, green or white!) as well as via download and streaming services. Get your copy here or from your friendly neighbourhood record shop.
Enjoy it, everybody!
Orchestral ‘Sometimes’ released today
26th May 2023
The orchestral version of Sometimes from the coming album ‘Be Opened By The Wonderful’ is out today. You can listen here via the band’s WeAreJamesTV youtube channel, or on the streaming service of your choice.
The album is out on 9th June (2xCD, 2xLP, D/L – take your pick!) and you can pre-order it here.
In the meantime, enjoy Sometimes x
RAH going ahead!
16th May 2023
Overjoyed to confirm the RAH show will be going ahead tomorrow.
Thank you all for your support, looking forward to the show!
Set times for tomorrow:
7:30PM – 8:30PM: 1st Half
8:30PM – 9PM: Interval
9PM – 10:15PM: 2nd Half
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall & Bath Forum postponed
13th May 2023
Tonight’s James orchestral show at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall is postponed. Tim has hurt his voice and, on doctors’ advice, needs to rest so the band can resume their touring schedule asap.
Tim says, “It was a struggle throughout last night’s gig and I hoped to get through tonight, but have lost my voice. So very sorry for everyone who’s travelled for tonight’s show, we hope to reschedule in the near future. Nothing but love.”
Ticket holders are asked to hold onto their tickets and a further announcement will made in due course.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Tomorrow night’s James orchestral show at Bath Forum is postponed. Tim still isn’t well enough to perform and is continuing to rest on doctors’ advice.
Tim says, “I’m so sorry everybody, for the disappointment and disruption to all your plans, especially those who have travelled to be at the show. I’m still fucked with a fever. Hoping my voice will return in the coming days.”
Ticket holders are asked to hold onto their tickets and a further announcement will be made in due course. We again apologise for any inconvenience!