Alton James


Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.


This born and raised native Detroiter grew up on the stylings of Motown music. However, having grown up in the church, James began singing and playing at an early age. His love for ensembles and directing choirs fostered a great love of film music. James later went on to take up theory, composition, conducting, computer music, voice, jazz, and organ at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

This multitalented singer/songwriter/composer excels in sound design and arranging. While piano/keyboard is his main instrument, James has the ability to play percussion, guitar, organ, and bass. Last but not least, James is the owner of J IV Media LLC—a Detroit-based company that provides music for advertising, television, and film.

Screen name:
Alton James
Member since:
Apr 24 2008
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:


Donny Hathaway, Brian McKnight, John Williams, James Horner, Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino


Pro Tools 11
Sibelius 7
Apple Logic Pro X
Symphobia 1
Symphobia 2
Symphobia 3: Lumina
True Strike 1 and 2
Vienna Suite
Vienna Ensemble Pro
Vienna Imperial
Vienna MIR Pro
Vienna Instruments Pro
Vienna Symphonic Library Standard Edition
Yamaha Motif ES 8
Akai Professional MPC Renaissance
Roland VDrums TD-30
Genelec 6010 5.1 Surround Pack
Apple 12 Core 128GB RAM Desktop Computer (4 512MB Solid State Drives)
3 27in Cinema Displays and 1 42in Viore Theater Monitor
Adobe Creative Suite 6
Reason 7
Epiphone Electric Guitar
Fender Jazz Bass