James Passey is a naturally gifted songwriter and musician. Picking up a guitar at the age of 15 he began writing songs almost immediately, inspired by artists such as Noel Gallagher, Lee Mavers (The La’s), Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Paul Weller, John Lennon, and George Harrison.
James has had no formal musical education, instead with a natural ear for melody, he chose to learn & hone his writing skills playing in bands. His first band The Sweet Leaves were signed to Metropolis Music & Supported well-known bands including Kula Shaker, Travis, Reef and Cerys Matthews.
James left the music industry for a few years to travel & pursue other interests but started writing in earnest again last year. In March he will be working with well-known producer Nick Brine (Oasis, The Verve, Stereophonics and Bruce Springsteen) to produce his latest tracks at the legendary Rockfield Studio in Wales. We look forward to publishing more from James here at UNIQ soon after.