James Holt



James Holt is a solo artist from Manchester who has been receiving attention and praise from music industry giants, such as legendary producer Brian Eno, and the listening public alike.


James’ musical achievements are all the more impressive considering he was diagnosed with bilateral moderate-to-severe hearing loss at the age of four and has since worked to overcome his disability by graduating with a first-class honours degree and MA in Music Composition at the University of Salford.


His latest single ‘Come Out To Play’ follows several well-received releases from James, including his critically acclaimed single ‘Whatever Happened to John?’; his second EP ‘Sanguine On the Rocks’; ‘Butterfly’, a charity single for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity which has raised over £1100 since its release in July of last year; and – more recently – ‘Whispers’ and ‘Alone Again’.


Mastered by legendary Abbey Road Studios engineer Frank Arkwright (Elton John, Arcade Fire, The Smiths, The Killers, Scott Walker, Johnny Marr], the release follows widespread support from a host of revered musicians, DJs and radio hosts. Among them: Brian Eno, Dermot O’Leary, KCRW, BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X (John Kennedy), KEXP, XS Manchester, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.


With the craftsmanship and energy of James’ songwriting skills translating effortlessly to his stage performance and – having performed at the UK’s most prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall- James is certainly an artist to watch out for in 2019.


James Holt will be appearing in the main bar on the Saturday Night of Foundations 2019