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Manager/Artistic Director
Pocklington Arts Centre/Platform Festival

James has worked in the music industry for over 15 years and gained a wealth of experience in programming, marketing, and production. He is the Manager of Pocklington Arts Centre, an award-winning cultural-hub in the north of England. James is also the Artistic Director of Platform Festival (capacity 3000) an annual music and comedy event which takes place in a historic old railway station each July.

Artists James has programmed and/or worked with include: Joan Armatrading, Billy Bragg, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, KT Tunstall, Bellowhead, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Adam Cohen, Martha Wainwright, The Unthanks, Raul Malo, The East Pointers, Bob Harris, Newton Faulkner, Fairport Convention, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Seth Lakeman, Josh Ritter and many others.