Kingsley James debut is a widlly powerful dose of emotive folk-rock

Maitland singer, songwriter Kingsley James has delivered a truly incredible debut single, You and I.

With a commanding baritone, tenor voice, James’ control and range are dripping in grandeur. Careful though, his passion will tug at all the right heart strings.

Kingsley JamesKingsley James has taken cues from all the greats in folk rock and turned it into something wholly his own. Be swept away in reverie of his passionate debut.

The keening, forlorn passion of Kingsley James vocals hit with serious emotive force. Deftly poetic lyrics on a soft and subtle love are elevated by some expert acoustic accompaniment. Highly impressive for a debut single, You and I marks the beginning of a long and prosperous journey for the young Maitland native.

Kingsley James dulcet sound marries tones of earthiness with elements of soul, folk and blues. The energy as a whole is powered by honest and vulnerable lyrics derived from the experiences of his everyday. Exuding soul and passion, Kingsley blends the sounds of early Marvin Gaye and Elvis, with modern influences such as Marlon Williams, Father John Misty and Fleet Foxes. Kingsley’s prevailing genre is soul, peppered with folk-rock flavours allowing him to reach for something beyond the sound and the feeling it conjures.

You and I is no exception. Born of the realisation that love has bloomed after years of friendship, James’ battles with the power of his flowering feelings and the potential destruction of a friendship.

Check out the sweeping testament below:

Kingsley James will be setting off on his ‘You and I’ tour visiting locations including Enmore tonight, Canberra, Mullumbimby, Maroochydore and a hand full more on the coast throughout August.

Check out all the tour dates and info below:

8 Aug – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW – Info Here
17 Aug – Lulu’s Cafe, Mullumbimby, NSW – Info Here
23 Aug – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW – Info Here
25 Aug – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW – Info Here
28 Aug – Folkswagon, Surry Hills, NSW – Info Here
29 Aug – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT – Info Here
31 Aug – The Factory, Maitland, NSW – Info Here
7 Sep – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, NSW – Info Here