James Eeday on Swoop’s World Late Night
On Wednesday September 5, 2012 at 8pm/PST (11pm/EST) we welcome singer/songwriter, James Eeday to Swoop’s World. Join us as we get to know James, his music as well as his unique skating abilities. Yes this talented man has a lot of tricks up his sleeve and we’ll explore as many of them as we can. After our interview we’ll be up to all of our usual fun with our Brewskis beer tasting segment, TBones Timeout, followed by our take on all topics, as well as any interesting news of the day. Swoop’s World Late Night is on from 8pm/PST – 11pm/PST tune in at Swoopsworld.com.
James Eeday (a.k.a. James Ide) the magnetic Japanese/American front man of the Southern California dance hall band URBYN FYRE is warmly familiar and radio friendly while always staying true to roots and street style. With a soul-touching vocal quality, he immediately draws the listener’s attention with his ability to switch from a captivating singing voice to Jamaican style rap called ‘toasting’.
This Los Angeles-born California native is also a skilled keyboardist and guitarist heralding from the highly respected Dick Grove School of Music. Fronting URBYN FYRE, James Eeday has performed in highly regarded rooms such as The Roxy, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Highlands, The Comedy Store, The Roxbury, The Cat & Fiddle and The Coach house to name a few.
James has opened for such artists as Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Pato Bantan and Eek-A-Mouse and has also been honored to perform for Sheryl Crow and producer Bill Bottrell at his hilltop estate in Glendale, CA. James is able to connect with his audience in an almost spiritual way, whether in his Marley-style idiom of RISE UP (featured in the Disney movie The Jennie Project), or his smooth soul/R&B presentation of TOGETHER. He is one of the few artists who has been able to successfully combine an original melodic vocal style with dance hall reggae toasting (Jamaican rap) to create a sound all his own. Aside from his band, James recently began performing as a solo singer/songwriter to rave reviews and has already received airplay on KROQ, KSBR and KCRW as well as been featured in the soundtracks to the films Breaking the Rules, Jamaica Beat, In Too Deep and the Alan Rudolph movie, Sandcastle.
After our interview with James Eeday we’ll be up to all of our usual fun including “Brewskis” Beer Tasting sponsored by DrinksWinesSpirits.com, sports talk, rants and more.
This week we’ll be tasting Hefe Weiss by Sprecher Brewing Company located in Glendale, WI.
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