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Chicago native Brandon James was born “Brandon James Foster”. He states that he “started doing music as an outlet for depression early in life. I wasn’t very popular in school and I was considered a latchkey kid due to my mother’s work schedule and my father’s battles with alcoholism.” On a teacher’s suggestion to find extracurricular activities, Brandon joined the choir. He finished the eighth grade with a determination to elevate his understanding of music and succeed with his own music.
Constantly challenging himself to become better at his craft, he has taken voice lessons from Bobby Wilsyn, Ars Musica, and Andrew Schultze. He has played with Earth, Wind & Fire and performed at some of Chicago’s most notable venues including the UIC Pavilion and the House of Blues. Brandon has also earned a degree in music performance and business from the Columbia College of Chicago. Forever seeking to share his story and testimony, Brandon seeks to inspire, touch hearts and provoke thought with his music.
R&B | Pop | Jazz
Chicago IL, r&b artist Brandon James has gone full circle with the release of his new E.P
Chicago, IL r&b, and soul artist Brandon James has come full circle with the upcoming release of his new E.P “Drifting.” The E.P is scheduled for release on June 17th, 2020, and is a re-release of three singles “Drifting,” “An Underdogs Tale,” and “Surreal,” All three singles have seen moderate success accumulating over 300,000 unique views and streams. The E.P will be made available for purchase on his website www.branddo20music.com, Spotify, Apple Music, and all major streaming...
- 07/08/2020, EP Release, "Drifting " View
- 03/13/2020 View
- 07/02/2019, Single Release, "So Emotional" View
- 06/07/2019, Single Release, "So Emotional" View
- 05/20/2019, Single Release, "So Emotional", Brandon James Records View
- 04/07/2019, Chicago, IL, Reggies Music Joint View
- 12/06/2018 View
- 08/16/2018, Single Release, "There She Goes ", Entirely PR View
- Jam Sphere , Track review, 07/19/2014, Brandon James: “An Underdog’s Tale” Combines Power, Passion and Beauty
- Neu Futr, Article, 12/12/2015, Introducing Brandon James
- 24 Our Music , Track review, 03/19/2016, Brandon James’ Vocals Lead the Way on “Surreal”
- Music Boom Box , Track review, 06/12/2016, Brandon James Love Rising
- Coast 2 Coast Magazine, Article, 07/13/2016, Brandon James Independent Hustler
- Skope Magazine , Article, 07/17/2017, Brandon James the Native of Chicago’s Terrain
- 360 Magazine , Article, 08/01/2017, Brandon James
- Nerve DJ's , Track review, 10/03/2017, It's More Than Just The Lady That You Don't Want To Miss When Listening To Brandon James New Single "There She Goes"