Picked up the guitar at age 12 and after being introduced to heavier music , he became more of a technical guitar player that has evolved his style into a hybrid of old school influences mixed with some newer, modern progressive music. In 2014 he left New York for California and there he met Chris Simmons . While in California, he played drums for a melodic prog band and by 2020 the members of that project decided to move on to other bands. James moved back to NY and joined the band Silent Grave as their bassist. Chris Simmons recently reached out to see if James had any bands that he was in and introduced him to Recoil In Horror.