Watch List: James Hersey Has His Heart Set On 'Coming Over'
With American/Austrian parents, Vienna-raised James Hersey was immersed in music from an early age, playing multiple instruments by the age of thirteen and going on to learn his craft by studying jazz at a music conservatory. After releasing an early EP, he broadened his musical and personal horizons by traveling overseas, and upon his return to Vienna caught the attention of national radio with his smoothly appealing vocals and eclectically inspired, guitar driven singer/songwriter and 'electro-pop' infused sensibility, picking up a nomination for the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards and going on to support will.i.am. Connecting with German stars on the rise Milky Chance, he was invited to join their Lichtdicht Records imprint, on which he released his first album, 'Clarity' in February. Having been in Austin for his appearances at SXSW, he is set to now head out on tour with Milky Chance in the U.S., here showcasing what fans can look forward to with his Startrampe live session.