James CooleElectric Violinist/Songwriter
JAMES COOLE is an electric violinist and songwriter who is redefining today’s music. Having already performed at esteemed venues like Carnegie Hall while still in high school, JAMES has continually demonstrated his musical prowess throughout his career.
The classically trained violinist eventually transitioned into playing violin covers of modern day songs and posting videos onto YouTube. In the summer of 2014, his cover of “Problem” by Ariana Grande was featured on Ryan Seacrest’s website.
Despite his accomplishments, however, JAMES has faced his fair share of naysayers while pursuing his musical passion. In fact, during his freshman year of high school, a violin teacher whom he held in high regard told him that he was talentless.
Completely disheartened, JAMES almost quit the violin entirely. However, he realized that music had always been an inseparable part of his identity. He decided to press on, practicing and performing with even higher intensity.
Since then, his career as a musician has been on a steady rise. Drawing from his classical background and experience playing covers of pop hits, JAMES decided to write his own music, using the violin in place of a lead voice. His songs come in a variety of styles and musical genres, including pop, electronic, R&B, soul, funk, and rock music. His original material showcases a stylish sense of rhythm and melodic phrasing—an overall, refreshing twist on modern day music.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English, JAMES is now focused on developing his music career. He aims to release and perform his new music in 2017. Those who listen to his songs and witness his live performances will undoubtedly be captivated by the unique JAMES COOLE experience.