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James Young

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I've been playing guitar since i was 16. I studied music full time at the ACM in Guildford. I am based in Birmingham and have my own transport. I play soul, funk, rock, motown, blues and most electirc styles including a bit of slide. I'm looking for dep or studio session work. I sing background and lead vocals. I teach acoustic and electric guitar. I have public liability cover of £1.5million and my gear is PAT tested.


I use Fender USA/Gibson/Epiphone/Ibanez guitars and ENGL amps, Boss and Cry Baby pedals. Planet wave and Fender leads.

I have my own transport.

Songs i play.

Rock and Pop.

The Black Crowes-Hard To Handle, Blur-Song2, Wild Cherry-Play that funky music, Lenny Kravitz-Are you gonna go my way?, Red Hot Chilli Peppers-Dani California or Zephyr Song, U2-Vertigo, Doobie Bros-Long Train Running (without love), Buggles-Video Killed the Radio Star, Feeder-Buck Rogers, Free-Alright Now, Pink-Who Knew, Foo Fighters-Times Like These, The Feeling-Love it when you call, Muse-To good to be true, Van Halen-Jump, Green Day-Basket Case, Jamiroquai-Virtual Insanity, Queen-One Vision, Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name, Frattellis-Chelsea Dagger, Bryan Adams-Summer of '69, Blondie-Hangin' on the Telephone, Lynard Skynard-Sweet Home Alabama, The Killers-Mr. Brightside, Primal Scream-Country Girl, Oasis-Cigarettes and Alcohol or She's Electric, Rolling Stones-Jumping Jack Flash, Stevie Wonder-Superstition, Stereophonics-Dakota or Pick a Part Thats New, Kaiser Chiefs-Ruby, Paulo Nutini-New Shoes, Jerry Lee Lewis/Beatles-Saw her standing there, Chuck Berry-Jonny b Goode, Good Charlotte-Girls and Boys, Steelers Wheel-Stuck in the Middle With You, Kings of Leon, Katy Perry, Eagle Eye Cherry, Van Morrison........ bands including Skid Row, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Steel Panther, Kingdom Come, Guns and Roses,Motley Crue, Poison, Extreme, Bon Jovi, David Lee Roth, Europe, Tyketto, Free and lots more ......................

Soul and Funk.

Stevie Wonder - Superstition, James Brown - I Feel Good, The Temptations - Get Ready, Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama, Sam & Dave - Soul Man, Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity, The Jam – A Town Called Malice, Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running, Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour, The Beatles - Lady Madonna, Stevie Wonder - I Wish, Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning, Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine, Jackson 5 - Want You Back, The Temptations - My Girl, Gnarles Barkley - Crazy, Kula Shaker- Hush, Stevie Wonder - Uptight, Ben E. King - Stand By Me, Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music, Otis Redding - Hard to Handle, KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight, The Beatles - Daytripper, Booker T & the MG's - Green Onions, Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered, The Beatles - Can’t Buy Me Love, Bill Withers - Lovely Day, James Brown - Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl, The O’Jays - Love Train, Steeler’s Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You, Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse - Valerie, Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire, The Beatles - Twist ‘n’ Shout, Duffy - Mercy, Kool & The Gang - Celebration, Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music, Jamiroquai - Canned Heat, Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke, Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces, Amy Winehouse - Rehab, James Brown - Sex Machine, Jackson 5 - Blame It On The Boogie and more.

I am always learning new songs. Most recent...Plan comes down, Cee Lo Green...Forget you
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