A Florida born Americana/Soul songwriter and performer, Kristopher James, can synchronously transition from crooningly elegant falsetto to soaring soulful bellows – as his vocals and melody shine in the spotlight of the stage.
In 2019, Kristopher released his genre-arching full length, “Kindness Never Quits”, that rooted him as one of the most soulful voices in the South East – ushering him into position, to support acts, such as Marc Broussard, David Ryan Harris, Laura Reed, Kyshona Armstrong and so many more.
Through 2020 & 2021, with humble allure, capacity and persistence, the Tampa Bay native put the communal angst and uncertainty, into supporting furloughed musicians and recording – releasing 2 lauded singles “Never Had To Find Our Way” (Ft. Max Brown of The War & Treaty & Kyshona Armstrong) & “Feelings” (Ft. Mike Hicks of Rascal Flatts), independently.
James takes perhaps his most profound steps, recognizing the fragility of life, in making this year one of intention and attention – Solidifying his path in a courteous stride of soulful southern R&B impressions, on stage: with rousing guitars, swoonful keys and in-pocket rhythms – as well as off stage: with sincere stories, and recognition of how important community is to our continued growth.


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"Undoubtedly the best record of the year for the Tampa Bay area. It’s wonderfully produced, soulful, and just downright tasteful. It’s a record that I can’t stop listening to"Creative Loafing Tampa 

"Where have I been? This artist’s vocals are so powerful and as the song progresses, he showcases why he is one of the best singers out there. All that soul in one artist is just unbelievable." Reignland 

"Blue-eyed soul meets jazz, country and West-coast cool on this boy/girl vocal ode to daydream recollections. Kristopher James bears similar warm soulful tones to Luther Vandross at times”Indie Midlands 

"Kristopher James can SANG. That’s not a typo. This guy can SANG. The amount of soul in this vocal is absolutely phenomenal. The overall production feels like it could have been recorded in Stax in the last 60s. The vibe feels legit and is something we are proud to support."Ear To The Ground 

"Kristopher James’s voice is powerful and immediate. He can belt, he can croon, he can really elevate a song with his delivery. His latest record, Kindness Never Quits, puts his voice front and center … takes a lot from classic Motown and Muscle Shoals and does so without being an imitation. This is the real deal." - Red Line Roots 
“There’s a certain intoxicating majesty in his style and performance that marks the blooming songcraft of one of today’s most ambitious." - B-Sides & Badlands

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