Songwriter/performer Samantha James has spent the past five years honing her estimable skills as a modern-day singer/songwriter within the dance/electronic/soul genre. Her sultry style, vocal cadences, and international rhythms are largely influenced by such artists as Sade, Basia, Amel Larrieux, Bebel Gilberto and Morcheeba.
On her debut album "Rise" for San Francisco based indie label Om Records, Samantha teamed up with producer and co-writer Sebastian Arocha Morton-AKA ROCAsound (Sting, Vikter Duplaix, Fischerspooner, Fila Brazilia and Rick James for the classic finale' of the hit film Little Miss Sunshine.)
A native of Los Angeles' Topanga Canyon where she currently resides, James is the grand daughter of Emmy Award-winning composer/conductor David Rose. James' lyrics resonate with the pain of lost relationships and joy of loving connections.
"Samantha has a unique and strong sense of style as a both a songwriter and performer", enthuses Arocha Morton. "Talented, beautiful, passionate, and dedicated... Samantha James is the real thing-as both recording artist and stage performer. She is a welcome and beautiful new face in the world of dance-electronic music."
According to her Myspace page, she is now in the process of finishing up her second album.
Samantha James is an American dance musician from Los Angeles. She released her debut album, Rise, in 2007 on Om Records, which features production work by Sebastian Arocha Morton (aka ROCAsound). The title track from the album was released as a single and has reached #1 on the US Billboard Dance charts. Because of that, her debut album Rise ended up in the "iTunes Top 100 Best Selling Dance Album."