Since forming as a duo, BRANDEN & JAMES has been touring worldwide with their innovative, classically inspired pop songs and undeniable charm and wit.
Described by NPR Music as a duo with “dazzling cello and soaring tenor vocals,” they 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 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 2020.
Recently named “best-unsigned artists in North America” by Music Connection magazine, BRANDEN & JAMES will release their first Christmas album together, “A Christmas Gift,” which they’ve recently recorded in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.