The Same Flag
A new track for my new upcoming record
|Guitar ability:||Expert||Composer ability:||Expert
|Vocal ability:||Lead singer||Like to join a band:||Yes
, Thin Lizzy
, Fleetwood Mac
, Avenged Sevenfold
, Iron Maiden
, Bob Dylan
, The Stranglers
, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
, The Glam Of Def Leppard
, The Outlaws
, The Rolling
James is the Singer
London, United Kingdom
Rock / Pop
James is the Guitarist
London, United Kingdom
Octane Ok (2012-present)
-2 video shoots which feature on TV channels Kerrang and MTV rocks
-Radio Airplay (Kerrang/XFM/Planet Rock
Jimi Laren (2012-present)
-Working with well know producer/engineer Tony Platt (ACDC, Cheap Trick, Bob Marley, Iron Maiden)
One by One- Wedding band (2011-2012)
-High class wedding function group, performing at wedding receptions and ceremonies.
‘til Dusk (2009-2011)
Original Rock group which I self-managed.
-Gigs include supporting Roger Daltrey, Status Quo and Toploader at separate open air concerts.
-Handpicked and signed by Red-Zone/World-Star Artists music agency as an outstanding young band with great potential
-Included in national newspaper ‘The Daily Star’ leading up to a London gig
Double-Back Alley (2009-2010)
High quality female fronted function group
-Performed at an exclusive Charity ball function at Goodwood Manor estate
-Repertoire spans many styles including Soul, Pop and Rock
Roo Savill (Ollie Knight, Sony ATV)
-Performed acoustic guitar backing to an up and coming soul singer
-Freelance work in various bars/clubs around the south
Classic Rock Cover Band
-Secured work in a number of Pubs/social clubs around Southampton
-Working with Tony Platt (Producer/Engineer for AC/DC, Bob Marley, Cheap Trick among others
-Extensive sessions at Aubitt Studios, Southampton with Rob Aubrey (It Bites, Geoff Downes, John Wetton)
-AOL Studios, London with James Bell (Rick Dufay/Aerosmith, Chris Slade/ACDC/Gary Moore)
-Shelter Studios, Southampton
-Nick D' Virgilio (Tears for Fears)
-Steve Thorn (producer and solo progressive rock artist)
-Tech Music Schools. : Guitar Techniques, Concepts, and Stage Performance (various, incl. John Wheatcroft, Simon Carter, Yak Bondy, Femi Temowo, and many more), London, UK
-1 year Master Performance in Guitar since October 2007, Tech Music Schools, West London:
-Trinity Music Diploma (Distinction)
-B-tech (HND) Music Practice (Triple Distinction)
-Music Reading ability
Previous Influential Teachers:
-Mark Owers (Lionsheart)
-John Wheatcroft (Carl Palmer, John Jorgenson)
-Shaun Baxter (World-renowned rock guitar virtuoso and jazz metal pioneer)
North-Star Music Publishing Ltd.
Mar 2009 to 2012
Signed to North-Star Music Publishing Ltd as a songwriter/composer. Working to briefs set by the client and the publisher in order to produce music for synchronization deals. Also release the album ‘Cold Lust’ by ‘til Dusk under them.
Have had tracked aired on/interviewed by:
Wave 105 (major Hampshire/Dorset radio)
The Coast FM (major southern radio)
Bay FM (Bournemouth/Poole)
Gateway FM (Essex)
-Received one of three awards given out in total to Master Performance students
(Tech Music School)
- reached the top 10 finals of a competition run by the companies 'Boss' and 'Roland'. This was called the 'Young Star' competition. The companies scoured the county in search of the best young musicians who were under 18. I performed at the Birmingham NEC in front of a panel of judges.
-"Lead vocalist McLaren is no slouch with lead guitar. On the strength of this he could have been jamming with Mark Knopfler and David Gilmour. You could just be witnessing the next stadium rock sensation."
RADIO DJ STEWART DENNIS/DAILY ECHO
-"Guitar skills, a voice and the songs...the full package"
FRANK MD/GUITAR ROGER DALTREY BAND
-"….a timeless collection of tracks"
-"McLaren showed he is a natural front man with a defined presence on the stage… you get lost in the music."
ROOM 13 (live review)
-"It has been a long time since I have liked a band this much on first hearing them. I will see them again."