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Get to know Kristopher James!



Where are you located now and where are you originally from? Born, raised and found myself back in Bradenton, Florida. Who has been your greatest influence? I've had so many different influences, throughout the years - but the ones I draw from, personally and musically, are Otis Redding and Bill Withers. What is your latest and greatest? My latest would be my latest single "Feelings", which has turned into a favorite - and my greatest, would have to be what I've been building for the last couple of months - a fully live show, with string and horn arrangements, that we've been navigating for tour. Are you performing LIVE soon? YES! Mostly around Florida. Tarpon Springs, Lakeland *& St. Petersburg. Sadly national tour plans were canceled, because of COVID, but we're in hopes to reschedule. What are you most looking forward to in 2022? Right now, I'm looking forward to supporting a few national acts, as well as taking our solid live show, out on the road! How did you deal with all the changes in the past two years that the music industry has gone through? It has been a juggle, for sure. I've found, recently, that my compartmentalization has allowed some creativity to creep back in, so writing has been more constant. But, over the last 2 years, it's really just been trying to maintain community through remote collaborations (the first of which, was a song "Never Had To Find Our Way", but also refining some of the live/band feel, with socially distanced practices. On a scale from ONE to TEN, how driven are you? I'm a solid 8 ... Driven, but also strategic and openhanded When you're not feeling motivated how do you get back on track? I usually allow myself some time to sit in that feeling - observe others, who are moving on their journey and see if I could glean some motivation. Or I just dive into a record that captured me and find some magic there. How much do you believe LUCK plays a role in success? Mmm interesting question - I don't want to say LUCK, but perhaps OPPORTUNITY. I think there is a real thing of "right time/right place" but for the majority of what I've observed, it's been a combination of drive, talent and accessibility, that's brought people whatever their definition of "success" is. How can we stay up to date with you? Instagram and Facebook, are the constants - I try to keep the website up to date, as well :)

Links to any social /music account you want to share? Website – www.KristopherJamesMusic.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KristopherJamesOfficial Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kristopherjamesmusic/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/MusicKristopherJames For press inquiries: bsquaredmgmt@gmail.com