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Kelley James is a charismatic, singer-songwriter whose music is a mash-up of rock, pop, and the beachside vibes he grew up loving as a California native. Kelley’s signature sound creatively combines acoustic guitar with clever lyrics and freestyle vocal riffs that instantly convert all attendees of his live shows into loyal fans. James’ most recent album, The Pattern Transcending, achieved a Top 20 spot on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts, displaying a progression of sound that has evolved through committed studio work and a tireless touring schedule.

 

Eschewing traditional record label support in favor of retaining authenticity and autonomy as an artist, James built his career on the road with over 1,000 shows played to date, including sold-out performances at the Troubadour, the Roxy, Key Club, and San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar.  Tour highlights include time on the road with O.A.R., Mike Posner, Kate Voegele, Joshua Radin, and has opened for artists such as Kid Rock, Robin Thicke, LMFAO, Goo Goo Dolls, Sara Bareilles, GLove, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Weezer and many others.

 

Kelley James’ talents and efforts have been recognized and rewarded by his numerous high-profile corporate partners including Casamigos Tequila, Corona, DC Shoes, Honda, Muscle Milk, Oakley, Red Bull, Ethika and Wheels Up. Additionally, he has performed at events hosted by Aflac, AT&T, Columbia, Ducati, Google, Crowne Plaza, PGA Tour, New Era, Hourglass Vineyards, SF Giants, Hard Rock Hotels, USGA, William Sonoma, Time Warner, Travis Mathew, MySpace Music, Phoenix Suns, Ryan Sheckler Foundation, Patagonia, Columbia, W Hotels, SPIN Magazine, NetJets, Farmers Insurance, Ronald McDonald House, Zurich, Zumiez and many more. Event highlights include performances with professional surfer Kelly Slater, PGA tour standout Rickie Fowler, and MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden. James also maintains a close relationship with former San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito, among other athlete and celebrity relationships, and works to raise funds for Zito’s nonprofit organization Strikeouts For Troops.

 

A performer for all platforms, Kelley James is the definition of entertainment.