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ABOUT AIDEN JAMES
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
Aiden James・Photographed by Russ Hickman in Philadelphia, PA ・Hoodie by Haus of Aiden James・ Credit as www.aidenjamesmusic.com
Aiden James is an international singer-songwriter touring behind his new single, "Elixir." The Philadelphia native completely engineers, mixes and produces his music, which has climbed to iTunes Top 20 Charts. Despite growing up in poverty and never having a music lesson, Aiden has chiseled out a place for himself in music history. His ability to deliver a powerful live show, paired with his songwriting, arranging, composing, producing and technical skills with Music Performance Software, has made him an artist for the new age. Ⓥ
Aiden previously released the powerful pop single “Colorblind." In addition to its release, he’s currently working on an album Intelligent Machines. While handling most of the workload himself, Mr. James has collaborated with talented musicians such as Drummer/Producer Elliot Jacobson (Ingrid Michaelson, Elle King), Lead Guitarist/Musical Director Billy Norris for Gavin DeGraw, and songwriter friend Matt Morris (Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige).
Without the assistance of a publicist, fancy agent or traditional record label deal, Aiden has harnessed the power of social media, engaging fans and the industry to help bring his music and message into the spotlight. His endorsements include global brands TC-Helicon, Twitter, Virgin America, MTV and Facebook, to name a few.
Aiden continues to tour & engage with fans all over the world. find him at www.aidenjamesmusic.com @aidenjamestour
Aiden James・Photographed by George Rose in Philadelphia ・Credit as www.aidenjamesmusic.com
● Album "Trouble With This" Hit #28 on iTunes Singer Songwriter Charts
● Performed Benefit for The Recording Academy MusiCares Foundations - Grammy's
● Television Broadcast Debut on MTV Logo
● Performed Live at SiriusXM Headquarters in New York City Rockefeller Plaza
● Performs both Nationally & Internationally
● Featured Interview with The Advocate & Metro Weekly
● Cover of The FIGHT Magazine
● Aiden James ® is a registered trademark known synonymously with his creations in music, art, live performances & merchandise
● Broadcast on NPR, 88.5 WXPN, 93.7 WSTW, SIRIUSXM, MTV LOGO, VH1
● International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Shorts Winner
● Music streaming on Virgin America Airlines
● TC-Helicon Endorsed + Live Headquarters Performance
● Performed or Headlined Festivals Such as The Uncanceled Music Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Castro Street Fair, Palm Springs Pride
● Verified Artist on Spotify, Twitter, Apple Music, Facebook & 15K+ followers on Instagram alone
● Official VEVO Artist Channel
HAS WORKED WITH or SHARED BILL WITH
Andy Bell (Erasure)
Sophie B. Hawkins
Justin Kawika Young
The Recording Academy
Philadelphia Animals Welfare Society
Gay & Lesbian Bar Association
Toys for Tots
The Attic Youth Center
1 Stout, Brett (19 March 2012). "The Folk Musician Goes Pop". The Advocate. Retrieved 2 January 2016. http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2012/03/19/aiden-james-folk-musician-goes-pop
2 "Aiden James: Philly's finest" Bay Area Reporter (http://www.ebar.com/bartab/article.php?sec=bartab&article=4). September 26, 2013.
3 "10 Minutes with Aiden James" Philly Mag (http://www.phillymag.com/g-philly/2011/03/18/10-minutes-with-aiden-james/).Philadelphia, March 18, 2011.
4 "Queer Bait" Philadelphia City Paper
(http://citypaper.net/Queer-Bait-3/). July 31, 2012.
5 "Aiden James Gives Us His “Best Shot” MTV LOGO NewNowNext (http://www.newnownext.com/aiden-james-gives-us-his-best-shot/12/2011/).NewNowNext, December 12, 2011.
6 "AfterElton Briefs: “Glee” Previews, Aiden James Goes National" MTV Logo NewNowNext (http://www.newnownext.com/afterelton-briefs-glee-previews-aiden-james-goes-national-torchwood-begins-casting/11/2010/). The Backlot, November 9, 2010.
7 "Watch and Enjoy: Aiden James, Songster, Coffee Lover, Rule Breaker" MTV Logo NewNowNext (http://www.newnownext.com/watch-and-enjoy-aiden-james-songster-coffee-lover-rule-breaker/03/2010/). NewNowNext, March 2, 2010.
8 "Scruffy Songster" Metro Weekly
(http://www.metroweekly.com/2012/02/scruffy-songster/). February 2, 2012.
9 "Album Review: Aiden James" Metro Weekly
(http://www.metroweekly.com/2012/02/review-aiden-james/). February 2, 2012.
10 "Pride Music Preview". PQ Monthly (PQ Monthly). 10 June 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2016. http://www.pqmonthly.com/pride-music-preview-the-cliks-aiden-james/14965
11 "Out singer James talks Whitney Houston, defying labels" Windy City Times
(http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/m/APParticle.php?AID=48320&i=23&s=Music). , July 16, 2014.
12 "Castro Street Fair To Host Local LGBT Performers" CastroCourier (http://www.castrocourier.com/october-2014.html). , October 2014
13 "Brooklyn Venue The Living Room to Close at the End of December" Paste (http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/12/brooklyn-venue-the-living-room-to-close-at-the-end.html). ,December 17, 2015.
14 "Aiden James: Paws-itivity". Philadelphia Gay News. October 2, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2016. http://www.epgn.com/arts-culture/music/7971-aiden-james-paws-itivity
15. “Living Room dying: Legendary music venue closing at end of month” The Brooklyn Paper http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/38/51/dtg-living-room-closing-2014-12-18-bk.html December 11, 2015.
16. "International Touring Singer Songwriter Aiden James "- Coachella Valley Weekly https://coachellavalleyweekly.com/international-touring-singer-and-songwriter-aiden-james/
17. "Aiden James and three more shows to see this weekend" Metro US http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/aiden-james-and-three-more-shows-to-see-this-weekend/zsJpaf---RCsZzDpugCL1w/ , January 6, 2016.
18. "Aiden James - 'Hurry' to see the singer-songwriter at Beatbox Bay Area Reporter,
http://ebar.com/bartab/article.php?sec=nightlife&article=168 January 21, 2016
19. "7 Things That Are Everything This Week" Advocate http://www.advocate.com/7-things/2016/12/02/7-things-are-everything-week?pg=4#article-content The , December 2, 2016
20. OUT Magazine: World Premier "Exclusive: Aiden James Releases Video for Summer Song, “Colorblind” https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/2018/6/18/exclusive-aiden-james-releases-video-summer-song-colorblind (June 18, 2018).
21. PopWrapped: World Premier Exclusive " Aiden James' Elixir Lyric/Music Video
https://popwrapped.com/premiere-aiden-james-elixir-lyric-music-video/ ( June 21, 2021)
22. Philadelphia Weekly: "Aiden James Releases New Music"
https://philadelphiaweekly.com/aiden-james-releases-new-music/ (June 10, 2021)
23. Bay Area Reporter : "LGBT Musicians Share Special Songs"
https://www.ebar.com/arts_&_culture/music//305108 (May 21, 2021)
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