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James Perkin

 

Born in: Leeds

Musical influences: Queen, The Cardigans, Blur

Favourite piece of music: A Night At The Opera

Favourite book: Green Eggs and Ham

Favourite film: Spinal Tap

Favourite flavour crisps: Brannigans Roast Ham and Mustard

Place I’d most like to visit: Malmö, Sweden

Favourite Haribo: Tangfastic dummies

 

 

James plays guitar, provides backing vocals and occasionally kazoo, and writes songs for Curari.

 

James started playing guitar at the age of 13, playing a baby pink strat-alike before being bought an Ibanez for his 16th birthday. Whilst playing guitar was important to him, a wider musical knowledge was just as important: James can knock out a tune on anything from guitar, bass and ukulele-banjo to piano, bassoon and drums.

 

Songwriting is James’ first love and this is something which he developed through his music GCSE, A Level and degree. James is a passionate believer in melody in popular music writing and the importance of bands not taking themselves too seriously.

 

James uses the following equipment in Curari:

 

Fender Telecaster

Gibson Flying V

Gibson Les Paul

Marshall TSL 122

Greg Fryer treble boosters

ELC Kazoo

James