Let’s all show a warm welcome to brotha James, for his first visit to the Community Space!
brotha James is a solo performer who does live looping: layering sounds through the magic of technology to create a full band effect. He isn’t the only performer out there doing this, but he has taken the technique and made it his own. His positive energy is contagious and his enthusiasm for creating, playing and performing helps him engage audiences of all ages.
Using a microkorg keyboard, an octopad drum pad, an acoustic guitar and his beatbox skills, he lays down the different layers of the song on different channels of his looper (recording pedal) and then uses those layers to add the verses, choruses and bridges of his songs with his feet. While controlling the dynamics of the song, he utilizes his ability to sing and rap, thus delivering a high-energy performance.
brotha James will bring a hybrid of styles including pop, funk, reggae, dance and even a little bit of hip hop. He interweaves these different styles into the set, keeping the audience on their toes and anticipating what’s coming next.