James Taplin is a South Yorkshire based folk and roots singer-songwriter preaching the Blues with the heart of Folk and the voice of Soul. Music - against all odds. James just loves to sing, and will do so at any opportunity - no touring schedule is too harsh, the more he sings, the better he gets!
With a big voice and an even bigger heart, he captures the classic tried and tested sound of the deep south and performs with an easy-going rapport that’s hard not to love. With songs like ‘Dragging My Feet’, the title track from his self-released debut EP, ‘Just One Rule’ and ‘Antidepressant Blues’ he sounds like there is an old soul within, trying to live on in stories from days long past. When he’s not channeling the spirit of some delta blues legend, his live performances show a different side to his talents. Thriving in front of an eager crowd, he can also perfectly capture the folk troubadour vibe of artists such as James Taylor and Cat Stevens.