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James Hollingsworth

James Hollingsworth is a guitarist/singer-songwriter based in the UK South West, performing nationally and teaching locally.


South-West England-based James Hollingsworth has a unique, complex acoustic guitar finger-style, reminiscent of Andalusian guitar, fusing elements of folk, blues, trance, metal and psychedelic rock. Since turning professional in 2006, he's played numerous festivals, folk, acoustic and rock venues nationally, and supported Nick Harper, Cara Dillon, Hazel O'Connor, 60's legends It's a Beautiful Day and Barry 'The Fish' Melton (of Country Joe and The Fish), who said:   "It was truly a phenomenal experience hearing James Hollingsworth's music, I know now that the tradition of groundbreaking music is in good hands. Thank you, James – Barry Melton."   'Doing it the old way' by paying his dues far and wide, practising hard, busking nationally, and never doing the same set twice: James picks material with his mood and that of the audience. As well as being a critically acclaimed songwriter, he performs soulful interpretations from his large repertoire of covers, including solo acoustic Pink Floyd Nights (also Stereophonics, Eagles, Oasis, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Sting, Travelling Wilburys, Supertramp, Richie Havens; They Might be Giants, Beatles, Dylan, John Martyn, Tim Buckley, Cat Stevens + Jazz & Blues Standards, Traditional faves etc etc).  

As frontman with rock act JEBO , with whom he performed at London's Royal Albert Hall & Loreley (DE), James met and is continuing to work with legendary Island Records producer John Burns.

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