BIO

JAMES PEDEN ///

BIO-

Hi my name is James Peden, originally from Auckland, NZ, I now call Melbourne home. I started out with music as a teenager playing keys in church and became a solo artist in 2005.

I love experimenting with synth/keyboard and electronic sounds to create my music and live shows are full of energy and life. You will hear a unique blend of electronic music, pop, synth and 80s sounding vocals.

I have various influences from the likes of DC Talk (Toby Mac & Kevin Max), Newsboys, and Andy Hunter and have been compared to the likes of Pseudo Echo, David Bowie, Potbellez, & Peking Duk.

Like to experience something different in my live shows? I use flashing neon lights from my keyboard stand and from my clothing while I perform original songs like New Future, Superhero, Speed of Sound, & Thirst No More to name a few.

Releases- I released by debut EP One in 2006 which featured Top 30 song Tired and was recorded by Daniel Kelaart and Mixed by Joth Hunt. 2013 I continued to work with Daniel and released a 3 song release called Apology. 2017 I released the single Thirst No More which gained in the top 6 of the Amrap Regional Charts in Jan 2017 and placed in the Semi Finals of the Unsigned Songwriters Competition. 2018 released my latest release JP (New Future).

PAST GIGS-

Arcadia Hotel, Swamplands Bar, Whole Lotta Love Bar, The Welcome Swallow, Eureka Hotel, The Fifth Province, Lyrebird Lounge, Elwood Lounge, Windsor Alehouse, Seaside Food Truck Festival Frankston, Beef and Beer Festival Berwick, Drum Theatre (Divine Restoration Concert), Super Weekend Concert (Love World TV)

Band Members-

James Peden- Vocals & Synth Keyboard

Wesley Zagorc- Electric Guitar

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