James Colah is from London, England and is an accomplished keyboard player, producer, arranger, composer and session man with an impressive resumé in the music industry.
He began his music studies at the age of four with a classical training which progressed to a dynamic and creative flare for composition and performance, much of which is undertaken at his own south London studios.
He has composed, performed, recorded and produced music for more than 300 artists of various genres with the philosophy, “As long as you have a germ of a melody which you can hum, I can develop it into something which is sure to please.”
His achievements and experience span many diverse areas of the music business including being signed to CBS ( Sony / BMG Records ) with his two identical triplet brothers at an early age, resulting in a European tour. He has also toured with many other high profile acts including supporting, ‘Tears For Fears’ in America and Canada and the classic soul band, ‘The Foundations’ throughout Europe.
James co-wrote and performed the title music for the BBC's, 'Terry Wogan's Friday Night Show' and was featured in the prestigious, ' Keyboard Player ' magazine.
He has also worked for production companies in the media and national corporations including other projects for the BBC in the UK.
In a three decade career to date, he has worked as a musical director or session man with a range of high profile international artists which include : Edwin Starr, Ballet Rambert Dance Company, Virgin Records, Sheena Easton, Haysi Fantaysi, Pendragon and EMI.
James continues to maintain his standard of excellence by developing as a musician and has recently steered his talents into the genre of ' Smooth Jazz '.
He’s currently working on his first solo smooth jazz album release under the name of ‘The James Colah Project’ and has recently released four highly successful singles, "Blissful", "Ocean Tide" "Better Days " and "Touched By The Light" , the former duo being released under the name of 'The Parlett-Colah Project' He is currently working on a new single release.
His smooth jazz music has enjoyed rave reviews and is on the playlists of over 100 international radio stations around the world including Jimi King’s Sky.fm Show and The JazzNet247.com Project for whom he has been a featured artist and which also resulted in him doing radio interviews jingle production and voice-over id’s. ^