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BRANDEN & JAMES bring the soulful timbre of James on his cello combined with Branden’s emotional and powerful vocals, creating a sound that leaves audiences feeling moved and inspired. They have “become a brand-name in the classical-crossover music world alongside the likes of Josh Groban, The Piano Guys, and Jackie Evancho”. The Bay Area Reporter
“Hardly a supporting player, but, rather, a true co-creator and co-star” (Robert Windeler, NY Times Music Correspondent) Australian cellist James, began creating arrangements of familiar tunes that make you listen as you’ve never heard them before. Branden, a former finalist on America’s Got Talent & resident tenor at The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Los Angeles Opera; recently penned a memoir entitled, Lyrics of My Life which entered Amazon Books new releases at #9. It was published by Simon & Schuster in September, 2020.
Since forming a duo, they’ve been touring around the world with their innovative, classically inspired pop songs, and their undeniable charm and wit. In 2021-2022, they will launch a 60-city US tour called The Chasing Dreams Tour to promote their recently released debut album aptly named Chasing Dreams. Shortly after its release, BRANDEN & JAMES were named best unsigned artists in North America by Music Connection magazine. In 2021, BRANDEN & JAMES released their first Christmas Album, “A Christmas Gift” which they recently recorded in Mexico.