James Passey is a naturally gifted songwriter and musician. Picking up a guitar at the age of 15 he began writing songs almost immediately, inspired by artists such as Noel Gallagher, Lee Mavers ( The La's), Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Paul Weller, John Lennon, and George Harrison.
James has had no formal musical education, instead with a natural ear for melody, he chose to learn & hone his writing skills playing in bands. His first band The Sweet Leaves were signed to Metropolis Music & were supporting well known bands including Kula Shaker, Travis, Reef, and Cerys Matthews.
James left the music industry for a few years to travel & pursue other interests but started writing in earnest again last year. his initial raw demos were picked up by several industry people and organisations including Chris Gabbitas from Clintons Solicitors, Bob Patmore ( Producer/Label Owner ) and Simon Davis ( Soundnet )