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Alistair James, from Eston in Middlesbrough, north east England, began writing music in 2005 when he was still at school. As a frontman and songwriter, he played shows up and down the country with regular visits to venues like London’s Dublin Castle which led to a small independent record deal, an album and support gigs with bands like The Beat and Twisted Wheel.

Alistair, now endorsed by Taylor’s Guitars, flew to New York in April 2015 to spend three months completing a record with Mark Plati. He settled into his new surroundings by playing a one off gig at The Bowery Electric before recording began at Mission Sound, Brooklyn - a studio that has also played host to Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons. Additional musicians Richard Fortus (Gun’s n Roses, Rihanna), Tommy Mandel (Bryan Adams), Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Joan Osborne), Cindy Mizelle (Rolling Stones, E Street Band, Steely Dan) and Everett Bradley (Bon Jovie, E Street Band) were added to the mix with Cindy describing Alistair as “the perfect little rock star.”

The New York sessions resulted in Alistairs James’ new single ‘Have You Ever Been Low?’ An infectiously upbeat track which showcases Alistair’s songwriting talent and style perfectly.

‘Have You Ever Been Low?’ will be released on January 29th, 2016 but can be heard during The New Music Show airing daily at 8am/8pm EST (1am/1pm UK time).

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