James Saunders is a Cape Town-based guitarist/singer/songwriter who has become a significant force in the local music scene. Influenced by the likes of David Gilmour, James Taylor, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash and Shawn Phillips, his music occupies a unique space within the folk genre with melodies and lyrics that have a haunting appeal.


James is an accomplished acoustic guitarist and makes use of a variety of picking techniques to provide a melodic foundation for his original work. He is passionate about exploring new dimensions of sonic capability and the creation of atmosphere is at the core of his productions. His songs will move you on a visceral level.


James also performs covers locally at a variety of functions where ambience and mood- setting are the order of the day. He can be booked for events and functions.



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