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Lone Wolf James started his music career in 1986 as a drummer, and in 1989 began singing. He took vocal training under the tutelage of nationally-known vocal coach Mark Baxter. Mark’s students consisted of such celebrity vocalists as Steven Tyler, Peter Wolf, and Gary Cherone.
In 1997, he became a solo artist and songwriter, donning the name “Lone Wolf James,” developing his own style of Acoustic Hard Rock with a Blues/Funk edge.
Releasing his debut CD, “Prey,” on April Fool’s Day 2000, the CD sold out. He then received “Best Artist,” “Best Album of the Year,” and “Elite Musician Award in 2000/2001.”
His second CD, “Native Groove,” was released in 2002, and Alternative News Magazine presented him the award for “Best Male Vocalist of the Year” and was inducted into the Music Meter Hall Of Fame.
Lone Wolf James placed first in the Emergenza National Festival, and was endorsed by Millennia Guitars. He then was hand picked by Lil Stevie Van Zant (Bruce Springsteen band) to perform at his Underground Garage Showcase in RI. He performed as part of the nonprofit A3D to raise money for Africa.
His third CD, “Tribal Funk,” was released in September 2004, followed by a five-month development deal with Chromium Records from the UK in 2005. LWJ released a song that cemented in the #4 slot for three straight months. In 2007 Lone Wolf James was chosen to perform live at the Talent Rock Showcase in Orlando, FL.
Trading in the acoustic for a Les Paul and a Marshall Amp, LWJ beefed up his old school rock sound and is in the sound company of bands like old aerosmith, ac/dc, guns n roses, and more…
LWJ’s fourth CD “Voodoo Moon” was released December 1, 2010. After the release of the Voodoo Moon cd, LWJ opened for such nationals as Lynyrd Skynynrd, ZZ Top, John Cafferty, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Theory Of A Deadman, The Fools, & many more.
LWJ is currently finishing up his 5th cd and getting ready to go on tour of the south this winter as well as Canada and over seas in the near future.
A sly lead guitar player in the vein of Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, and Slash.
Gear: D’addario strings – .010-.046, Dunlop tortex 88mm picks, 1985 Laney Pro Tube/AOR series 30w amp, 1996 Crate Blue Voodoo 120w amp, 2001 Gibson ES135, 1997 Gibson Les Paul Standard.
Dunlop Cry Baby/model 950 wah ped, MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive, Boss Chromatic tuner TU2, Monster Cables.
Brian Sachs is one of New England's premier rock drummers. A Berklee School of Music trained percussionist with a thundering sound and monster groove, Brian has spent the last 20 years providing the back beat with many artists and bands. This amazing musician can also be found at Drumlin Downe Recording Studios in New Hampshire where he has recorded and produced over 100 albums in the last 10 years.
Gear: DW Drum Kit, Pearl Drum Kit, Vic Firth Sticks, Sabian Cymbals, Zildjian Cymbals
Jeff Holmes started playing Bass as a teenager in 1988 Joined an all original rock band called Storyteller witch became very popular in the New England area opening for such bands as Foghat , John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, The Fools just to name a few with Storytellers original songs playing on the radio the band quickly became the headline act for most shows.
Jeff has been in a number of amazing bands with amazing Musicians Such as Storyteller, Evidence, Regular Humans, Samhain, Big Daddy Bone, American Mixer
and now Lone Wolf James.
Jeff Holmes has a very smooth but very heavy thunderous Bass style Using a Carvin Bi Amped Bass Rigs with 18" drivers and 10 " speakers for ground shacking punch in your face low end.
Basses include a very rare Phil Kibicki Factor, BC Rich Exotic Zombie Bass with a Killer kickass sound, A whole slew of different Ibanez Basses including a very rare 1997 SG 990 with a very sweet smooth but punchy sound.
Heavy, but melodic hard rock in the style of some of the best 70's and 80's rockers
Lone Wolf James
If you like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Bad Company, Guns and Roses, Motley Crue, Aerosmith and bands of that ilk, then you are going to love the Music of Lone Wolf James. Melodic and heavy hard rock that gets your heart pounding while you find yourself singing along to an infectious chorus.It's time for you to join the 'Wolfpack'!
Formed in 1997 as a solo acoustic act, Lone Wolf James was originally an outlet for the songwriting talents of Boston based musician Gary James. Performing his own unique hybrid of Hard Rock/Blues and Funk, Lone Wolf James released several albums in the acoustic/electric rock genre and received many accolades, including the Alternative News Magazine’s award for ‘Best Male Vocalist’ and election into the Music Meter Hall Of Fame. After placing first in the nationwide Emergenza Festival and signing an endorsement deal with Millennia Guitars, Lone Wolf James was offered and accepted an invitation from Steven Van Zandt [Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band] to perform on the wildly popular ‘Little Steven’s Underground Garage Showcase’. Trading in the acoustic for a heavy duty electric setup and putting a talented band together, James continued his musical assault while on the local scene, building up a reputation as a hard-working, no- holds barred, take no prisoners rock band. Lone Wolf James has shared the platform with Ted Nugent, Alterbridge, Candlebox, Black Stone Cherry, Jefferson Starship, Eddie Money, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, along with many others, always to rave reviews. The year 2012 had the band sharing the bill with rock legends ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, a professional and personal highlight. Featuring James on guitar and vocals, the flame-fingered Ron Vieira on guitar, the thumping clockwork precision of bassist Jeff Holmes and the thundering pound of drummer Brian ‘Thor’ Sachs, Lone Wolf James is now a full-fledged hard rock act performing on the biggest stages with rock music’s biggest names. In September 2016, Lone Wolf James graced the cover of ION Indie Magazine. Mark Myers calls them “Straight Forward, No Bullshit, American Rock”.
2000 - Releases debut album ‘Prey’
2000-2001-Receives ‘Best Artist’, ‘Album Of The Year’ and ‘Elite Musician award
2002- Releases sophomore album ‘Native Groove’
2002- Awarded ‘Best Male Vocalist’ by Alternative News Magazine
Inducted into the Music Meter Hall Of Fame
Places first in Emergenza National Music Festival
Endorsed by Millennia Guitars
2003- Performs as part of ‘Little Steven’s Underground Garage Showcase
on a personal invite from Steven Van Zandt [Bruce Springsteen]
2004- Releases ‘Tribal Funk’, the third Lone Wolf James album.
Signs development deal with Chromium Records
2007- Performs at Talent Rock Showcase in Orlando, FL
2008- Performs with John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band and Eddie
Money at Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, MA
2010- ‘Voodoo Moon’, album number four, is released
2011- Performs at ‘Carnival Of Madness’ festival
2012- Performances at festivals and with national recording artists
continue, including an opening slot for the ZZ Top/Lynyrd Skynyrd bill in Scarborough, ME
2015- Performs shows with Tom Keifer, Buckcherry, Jackyl and Candlebox
2016- Release of self-titled album Lone WOlf James, makes number five
Southern tour including the Miami Hard Rock Café and opening for Living Colour at the Cape Coral Bike Rally
Laconiafest with Ted Nugent , Buckcherry, Saving Able, And Candle Box