JAMES PEDEN ///
Hi, I'm James Peden, one-man synthpop army, comin' to rock your world. From my humble beginnings being a church keyboardist, I decided to branch out creating electronic music. Eventually, I landed on a sound that has been described to me as a combination of Pseudo Echo, David Bowie, Potbellez, & Peking Duk.
I put on an intense, entertaining live show enhanced by lights as I perform originals and remixes of songs I love.
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.
At times this army gets reinforcements from guest guitarists and sometimes even full percussion (depending on the battle that needs to be won!)
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, Speed of Sound, & Let's Make It Count.
2020 James is busy in the studio creating his latest release INSTRUMENTAL SESSIONS, which will be released in JULY. Featuring various electronic music tracks covering styles like Synth-wave, Chill-wave, EDM, and more.
Releases- I released my 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 JP (New Future). 2020- Remix Movie Themes and Human (Single).
Mr. Boogie Man Bar, The Dome- Gisborne New Zealand, Barton Fink, & Thornbury Local.
Fifth Province Semi-Final & Grand Final, Bar Oussou, Whole Lotta Love, Noble Experiment (Infinity Sessions), Waves Festival.
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)