Live Sound Production and Engineering
James' experience in concert production
includes international tours with Pigface, Ministry, Royal
Crown Revue, and Gary Sinise (Lt. Dan Band).
James also engineered nearly 700 shows at Chicago's Park West
Theater, including hundreds of music concerts (not limited to
Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, David Byrne, Jimmy
Smith, Glenn Philips, Paula Poundstone, Chicago Cabaret
Convention [45 acts in three days], John Mayall, Chuck Berry,
Warren Zevon, Gas Giants, Aimee Mann, Alice Peacock, Millie's
Orchid Show, Royal Crown Revue, Hot Tuna, Bea Arthur [40
shows], Intergalactic, Prince, Nikka Costa, Michelle Branch,
Glen Tilbrook, Umpree's McGee, and countless others). The Park
West also hosts fashion shows, awards ceremonies such as the
Jeff Awards, sporting events, and private parties, giving
James a wealth of diverse sound reinforcement experience.
Work for various other Chicago area concert venues and
independent sound reinforcement companies has brought James'
lifetime live gig total to nearly two thousand events.
James has mixed sound in nearly every hotel ballroom, downtown
skyscraper, suburban country club, museum, and street festival
in the Chicago area.
His favorite gig ever was mixing James Brown in front of
15,000 people at the Saratoga Jazz Festival in New York.
At this time, James is taking a break from live sound work, in
order to focus on studio music production, writing, and