Recording artist Stephanie James brings an evocative, fresh experience to the world of pop music. With a voice often described as “stunning” and “soulful”, Stephanie is a gifted storyteller who masterfully touches the hearts and souls of her fans. Brilliantly conveying the fragility and gravity of intense feelings through her voice, she brings them along on an emotional journey woven through each and every song. Whether in a small room or a crowd of thousands, she connects so intimately with audiences that many have said she can move them to tears and gracefully bring them to the heights of joy.
Her most recent single “Throw Me a Rope” is a coming of age song filled with learning tough lessons while discovering that hope, love, grief, and pain can coexist. With an uplifting groove, tangible lyrics, and emotional vocals - listeners gain hope during the hardships and realize that “nothing’s gonna change until I do”.
James will release her debut album “Unbreakable” this summer in collaboration with Grammy- nominated producers Jorel Corpus and Simone Torres. The album explores vulnerability, self-reliance, themes of growing up, and learning from the past. Maya Angelou’s poem, “Caged Bird” is featured among songs with hints of country and soul. Stephanie hopes to empower her listeners to overcome their struggles and discover that we are all “Unbreakable”.
Both raw and refined musically, the songs solidify Stephanie’s status as a poised and powerful performer often likened to a revival of legendary Linda Ronstadt combined with modern day super talents Sara Bareilles and Kacey Musgraves.
In addition to 10 years of classical and pop vocal coaching, Stephanie was technically trained at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where she strengthened her skills as a singer, musician and songwriter. Yet, it was years on stages from Boston to NYC, LA and beyond — including such notable venues as Boston Symphony Hall, Agganis Arena, Rockwood Music Hall, and City Winery — that brought her full talent to life on stage and off.
Stephanie is bi-coastal, spending much of her time in Los Angeles where she lives today, and the greater Boston area where she grew up.