James McKay is a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Bathgate, in the heart of Scotland’s central belt. His 20 years in the music industry has seen him perform his catalogue of self penned original songs, as well as huge catalogue of covers, in bars, clubs and functions across the UK, as well as larger venues such as Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall and Royal Concert Hall. He also recently returned from a 6 week round trip of the USA in 2016, busking and gigging across New York, Hollywood, San Francisco, Chicago, Nashville, Houston, Miami, New Jersey & Maine.
In 2015, as part of rock outfit Rewired, James worked with Grammy/Ivor Novello award winning producer/songwriter Eliot Kennedy on writing and producing their debut E.P ‘Feel’, and gained a valuable insight into the workings of professional composition, production and the music industry as a whole. The result earned the group airplay on XFM’s drive time show, as well as features in Kerrang, Classic Rock Magazine and The Scottish Sun.
James currently fronts Scottish rock band Sianar, who in July 2018, played the main stage at Scotfest, a massive festival of music in Scotlands capital Edinburgh, sharing a stage with Legends The Jackson's, Boyzone and a host of other large names acts. Sianar have also played sold out shows at some of Scotlands's small iconic music venues including King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, O2 ABC, Oran Mor, Classic Grand & Dreadnought Rock. Their debut 4 track EP 'Cause & Effect' was recorded and produced by Scottish music Producer Sandy Jones, as well as 2 further tracks 'Let Me Be The One, & 'Hey Hey'. All are available to buy/stream on all major platforms online.