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October 2016

 

Preview of James playing for new Daphne Guinness Album

 

A few weeks ago Tony Visconti asked James down to British Grove Studios in West London to play guitar on a few tracks for Daphne Guinness's forthcoming album. Malcolm Doherty filmed him doing this solo for this track. He got the first four bars from the first take and Tony dropped him in after that to complete it with the second take. So here it is if you're interested - We think it came out pretty good. Looking forward to hearing the finished record.


 

March/April 2016

 

Holy Holy USA Tour.

The Holy Holy shows began with a bang at two shows in New York. The David Bowie tribute shows at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall featured a host of musicians including Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe and Jakob Dylan.

Look out for James in this BBC news report www.bbc.co.uk/news

You can see James on tour with Holy Holy at the following shows

Wed Mar 30 New York NY Carnegie Hall
Fri Apr 1 New York NY Radio City Music Hall
Sat Apr 2 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater
Sun Apr 3 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage
Tue Apr 5 Boston MA House of Blues
Sat Apr 9 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection
Sun Apr 10 Chicago IL House Of Blues
Tue Apr 12 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater
Sat Apr 16 Kansas City MO Uptown Theatre
Sun Apr 17 Denver CO Summit Music Hall
Tue Apr 19 Dallas TX Gas Monkey Live!
Thu Apr 21 Tucson AZ Fox Theatre
Fri Apr 22 Scottsdale AZ Talking Stick Resort
Sat Apr 23 Las Vegas NV The Pearl Theatre at Palms
Tue Apr 26 Los Angeles CA Wiltern Theater
Thu Apr 28 Anaheim CA House Of Blues
Fri Apr 29 San Francisco CA The Fillmore
Sun May 1 Portland OR Roseland Theatre
Mon May 2 Vancouver BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Wed May 4 Calgary AB Grey Eagle Event Centre
Thu May 5 Edmonton AB Northern Alberta Jubilee
Sun May 8 Toronto ONT Phoenix Concert Theatre

 

 

December 2015

 

James Stevenson's first solo show.

James will be playing his first ever solo show as 'James Stevenson and The West London All Stars' on Thursday 17th December at The Water Rats, London. James will be supported by Spizzology and The Rebelles. Tickets, £8 or £7 in advance.

The Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8BZ

Tickets available here

You can also listen to James recently did on local independant radio.

Please skip to around 48mins.

www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio

 

 

August 2015

 

James's Punk Clubs of London Tour.

As part of the Pledge campain for The Internsation Swingers new release, James's recorded a personal tour of legendary punk clubs in London. It's a great insight into how punk rock developed in and around the centre of London.





March 2015

 

Suzi's Problem (edit).

Check out the new video edit for the track Suzi's Problem from" Everything's Getting Closer To Being Over".


 

January 2015

 

'The International Swingers' - Update.

For those in the L.A. Area, James Stevenson & The International Swingers will be performing this Saturday night January 17th at the L.A. Farmers Market at 7 pm. 

The response to the Pledge campaign for our new album "Whatever Works Now" has been amazing and is well on its way... there's not long left now to snap up an exclusive package.

www.pledgemusic.com/projects/theinternationalswingers


 

October 2014

 

Exciting news from 'The International Swingers'.

Four friends ... Clem Burke, Glen Matlock, James Stevenson and Gary Twinn started the band for fun and a one off Australian tour but quickly realised that they had something a little more special. They were soon writing songs and had more than enough for what they used to call an “album”.

James is excited that The International Swingers are finally getting to record, and that the tie-up with Pledge Music will not only allow the band to keep full control but that fans will be able to get ownership of some unique packages.

We are also pleased to annouce that a portion of profits from the Pledge Campaign will go to support the Mike Peters fronted rock 'n' roll charity, The Love Hope Strength Foundation helping to save lives one concert at a time.

Click here for the Pledger Music page for all the details of pledge packages and a cool introductory video from the band.

 

 

 

September 2014

 

On The Road with Holy Holy.

James is honoured to be playing with Holy Holy for the upcoming performances of David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World and a selection of other great Bowie songs. The line-up includes Tony Visconti (legendary Bowie producer and collaborator), Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars), and also featuring Glenn Gregory, Steve Norman, Erdal Kizilcay, Paul Cuddeford, Rod Melvin, Malcolm Doherty, Lisa Ronson, Maggi Ronson, Hannah Berridge Ronson and of course, James Stevenson.

London, The Garage, Wednesday 17th September – Kevin Armstrong, Daphne Guinness – SOLD OUT

Sheffield, O2 Academy, Thursday 18th September – John Parr, Daphne Guinness

Glasgow, O2 ABC, Saturday 20th September – Daphne Guinness

London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Monday 22nd September – Marc Almond, Daphne Guinness

Tickets available from 0844 477 2000 and ticketweb.co.uk

 

 

 

June 2014

 

Interview and review.

Many thanks to Grande Rock for the interview and review.

"In a nutshell, “Everything’s Getting Closer to Being Over” is spectacular"

Interview - http://www.grande-rock.com/interviews/james-stevenson

Review - http://www.grande-rock.com/reviews/james-stevenson

And don't forget to check out the official facebook page for the latest news and updates direct for James Stevenson... https://www.facebook.com/JamesOnGuitars

 

 

May 2014

 

Go Mister! James Stevenson. Video now available.

The video for Go! Mister featuring James Stevenson and also featuring The Sexpistilettos, is now available to view.

 

April 2014

 

Everything's Getting Closer To Being Over available on iTunes.

The new album is now available to download from iTunes

itunes link

 

April 2014

 

Album Samples.

We are pleased to present some samples from James Stevensons new album ‘Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over’ .

Order Details Below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2014

 

Album Release.

 

 

The brand new, long awaited and critically acclaimed new album from James Stevenson is now available to buy.

‘Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over’ is a coherent album full of decent songs, deep grooves and big guitar solos'

'James Stevenson has made his debut album one to enthuse over and recommend wholeheartedly'

'A really satisfying album and in a world where there are just too many ‘average’ albums it stands out as a beacon of good music'

Buy the album now:

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January 2014

 

Review.

 

 

Check out this recent review on the Get Ready To Rock website. Thanks to Pete Feenstra for the insightful review.

‘Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over’ is a coherent album full of decent songs, deep grooves and big guitar solos.

 

 

December 2013

 

Interviews and News.

 

 

There is an interview with James by the In The Poppy Fields bloggers with a look into various aspects of James's activities at the moment.

inthepoppyfields.blogspot.co.uk

There was also a great review of james's forthcoming album "Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over" at the RingMasterReview. It gives a great insight into album!

The album will be available on March 10th, and exclusively at The Gathering when James will be playing with The Alarm in Llandudno.

You can still get the sampler CD "The Shape Of Things To Come" via Paypal now!
(All prices inclusive of P&P)

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James is once again back out on the road with the Cult. You can find the continuing tour dates and news at thecult.us.

In other news, The International Swingers will be recording again in January at Dave Grohl's studio. The band are very excited about the getting some more tracks recorded....watch this space for more info or check out www.theinternationalswingers.com and www.facebook.com/TheInternationalSwingers

 

 

 

September 2013

 

Out on the road with The Cult - Reviews.

 

The Cult tour has moved on to Australia afer a fantastic trek round the US. We have a few press features, including a brilliant piece in Guitar Player.

http://www.weeklysurge.com/2013/08/12/3640760/concert-review-cult-electrifies.html

http://smellslikeinfinitesadness.com/the-cult-acl-live-concert-review-an-electric-evening/

http://smellslikeinfinitesadness.com/the-top-40-most-underrated-guitarists-in-rock-part-1/

...and the fantastic piece in 'Guitar Player' (click the image).


(click on the image to view)

 

 

August 2013

 

The International Swingers - Lexington Reviews.

 

We have some reviews from the recent International Swingers shows at The Lexington in London.

getreadytorock.me.uk

www.uberrock.co.uk

www.a3musiconline.com

contactmusic.com (photos)

 

July 2013

 

Back on the Road.

 

James is hitting the road for a world tour with The Cult!

Previously with the band in the mid-nighties, James will be taking on the Rhythm guitar position. The Cult will be traveling the globe starting in San Diego on 25th July until finishing off in Cologne in Germany on 6th November, playing extensively throughout the USA and then on to Australia, France, The Netherlands, Germany and the UK.

Full tour dates and further info can be found on thecult.us

 

January 2013

 

James is releasing an EP/CD from his forthcoming album. It is available to order now.

 

The three track sampler is entitled The Shape Of Things To Come.
Tracks are Suzi's Problem, Naturally Wired and Been A Long Time Now.
The recording features contributions from Glen Matlock, Pete Rizzo, Craig Adams,
Chris Bell and Steve Norman from Spandau Ballet!

Buy The Shape Of Things To Come via Paypal now!

(All prices inclusive of P&P)

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The Shape Of Things To Come

 

 

James has just finished his first solo album!

 

Rob and Joff at inthepoppyfields.blogspot.co.uk just asked James about it -

We couldn't wait for more info on James' upcoming solo album so we
asked him for some more info to whet our appetites!
"All I can say is it's turning out better than I ever could have
dreamed - mostly because producer Pete Walsh is a genius and fantastic
contributions from Glen Matlock, Steve Norman, Pete Rizzo, Geoff
Dugmore, Chris Bell, Criag Adams, Barriemore Barlow, Maggi Ronson,
Tracie Hunter, Elizabeth Westwood and of course Mark Taylor who
relentlessly kicked me up the ass to do it!" Said James.
Now if that doesn't get you excited I don't know what will!

You can see what producer Peter Walsh says here:
http://www.peterwalsh.de/2012/11/28/testpost/

 

June 2012

 

James was recently interviewed by In The Poppy Fields

 

Check it out here.

 

 

International Swingers release first recording

 

A 4 track CD/EP containing three original tracks and a cover of The Easybeats' Friday On My Mind.

 

International Swingers Front

 

 

 

International Swingers Back

 

 

International Swingers CD

 

December 2011

 

James has recorded the famous CFC anthem Blue Is The Colour under the name Phil Daniels And The Cockney Alarm.

 

The track features Alarm drummer Smiley and well known actor Phil Daniels on vocals. All proceeds go to Help A London Child.

 

Get it from iTunes.

 

November 2011

 

James and Jay Aston were very flattered to be invited on stage with The Smashing Pumpkins by Billy Corgan at their Brixton Academy gig on November 16 to perform the Gene Loves Jezebel song Stephen.

 

 

 

James is currently rehearsing in LA with The International Swingers for their first ever dates (see under show dates). The International Swingers features James, Glen Matlock on Bass, Clem Burke from Blondie on drums and singer Gary Twinn.

 

 

 

James had a great time on the Willie Nile tour and hopes to be playing with Willie again sometime soon.

 

james Stevenson and Willie Nile

 

 

 

October 2011


James is playing with NYC Singer/songwriter legend Willie Nile on UK tour this month.

Thursday Oct 27th - The Blue Funk Rythmn and Blues Club, Poynton WMC, Poynton CHESHIRE, SK12 1RG

Friday Oct 28th
- Cromwell's, Faenol Fawr Hotel, Bodelwyddan, St Asaph, Denbieghshire LL18 5UN

Saturday Oct 29th - Bramham Village Hall, Low Way, Bramham Yorkshire LS23 6QT

Sunday Oct 30th - The BoomBoom Club, Sutton United Football Club The Borough Sports Ground Gander Green Lane Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY

Monday Oct 31st - The Cellars, 56 Cromwell Road Southsea Hampshire PO4 9PN Telephone 023-9282-6249

Tuesday Nov 1st - Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6HF Ticket Line: 0208 761 9078 Tel Venue: 020 8300 1385 / 0635

Thursday Nov 3rd - The Musician, Clyde Street Leicester LE1 2DE Tel: 0116 251 0080

Friday Nov 4th - The Tropic, Grovesnor Vale, Ruislip, London HA4 6JQ

Saturday Nov 5th - The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ, 0191 230 4474

Sunday Nov 6th - The Masonic Lodge, Eglinton St, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland. (3.00pm start, afternoon show)

 

 

August 2011

 

James has been working on Scott Walker's forthcoming album as well as his debut solo album tentatively titled "Everything is Getting Closer to Being Over".

 

 

You know you've made it when you're on the front cover of Walking And Cycling On London's Towpaths Magazine!

 

James and friend Andy Hackett (Edwyn Collins) have done it (click to enlarge)!

 

Walking & Cycling on London's Towpaths With James Stevenson and Andy Hackett

 

James Interviewed In Record Collector Magazine

 

James Stevenson Record Collector Interview

 

New Glen Matlock Video - Mister

 

Hey Mister - Glen Matlock from Yodo Creative on Vimeo.

 

And a new video from the Alarm - Unbreak The Promise

 

 

 

 

September 2010

 

James appears in Glen Matlock's new video "Born Running."

 

Born Running - Glen Matlock from Glen Matlock on Vimeo.

 

August 2010

 

Video of Gene Loves Jezebel appearing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Lisbon 24.8.10

 

 

April 2010

 

James has been working with Glen Matlock on his new album "Born Running" and on a video to promote the title track.

 

31st Aug 2009

 

James Interviewed On LA Talk Radio

 

http://www.latalkradio.com/images/Combat-072809.mp3

 

 

21st May 2009

 

Signings at Strummercamp

James will be doing signings at The Alarm Merch stand at Strummercamp on the 24th of May at 5pm and 9.30pm to promote his Clash tribute CD.


29th November 2008

 

James inteviewed in Mudkiss

Check out this in-depth interview in top music fanzine Mudkiss.

James recounts his history in the music business, talks about his amazing guitar collection, names his guitar heros and much much more:

http://www.mudkiss.com/james.htm

 

 

 

4th October 2008

 

Appearance on BBC1 programme Imagine - The Story of the Guitar on BBC1, Sunday the 5th of October at 22.20 & Sunday the 12th of October at 22.20.

James will be appearing on Alan Yentob's "Imagine - The Story of The Guitar", a three part series exploring the history of the guitar. The series starts this Sunday.

From the BBC website:

Alan Yentob embarks on a three-part personal journey to discover how the guitar became the world's favourite musical instrument. Beginning with the rise of the acoustic guitar, the series takes him from an ancient Middle Eastern ancestor of the lute, to the iconic guitars draped round the necks of Bill Hailey and Elvis Presley and beyond.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dyhyt

Check it out.



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