James Kilbane - The Story So Far.......
“He’s a diamond in the rough” Phil Coulter. (Legendary producer and songwriter)
James Kilbane was born in London, England in 1970, and in his childhood he returned to the tranquil Achill Island, Mayo, Ireland. Over the past 5 years James has become one of the leading voices in Christian Gospel and Country music in his country. James has sang all through his childhood and adult life, starting at the age of seven when he gave his first solo performance in his local choir. He then progressed and started competing in singing competitions form the age of ten, winning many County titles. Having been a member of several choirs and bands during his teenage years, James eventually became lead singer with his own band "Dollar Brand" until his success in the hit TV show You''re A Star.
You''re A Star is the Irish version of American Idol, Pop Idol or X Factor. In this Irish television series, there were thousands of entrants from Ireland, America and England. After five months of television performances, James with his unique and incredible voice went all the way to the final!
James continues to tour at home and abroad and is fresh from the release of his forth stunning album, ‘Life’s Miracle’. A concert with James always promises to be a great night with a difference and one not to be missed! Lovers of good music from Gospel to Country, Ballad to Anthem, are always in for a treat when James performs songs from his latest and previous albums released over the past 5 years.
James Kilbane is not a man to waste time. First, James recorded on a follow-up compilation album; a hit single, Losing You, DVD, and stared in the sell-out nationwide tour. Since James has continued to be a top performing artist whose fantastic vocal range allows him to grace most any form of music or stage.
In 2004 James took the step that so many were waiting for him to do and recorded his debut album called King of the Road. Since its release the album has proven to be a huge hit with the Irish public at home and abroad, for its Country, Irish and easy listening sounds. James since has gone on to release his very successful Inspirational Gospel music, first in the album ''Close to You. Hymns of Praise'' followed by the single ''The Miracle of the Rosary'' and his successful ''Divine Love'' album in May 2006. James latest album ''Life''s Miracle'' has just been release and is available from the March 30th 2007.
James Kilbane is a man of great conviction and devotion to his Christian Faith. James is delighted to promote the message of God and Christian values as a primary part of his life, music, recording work and career. This devotion has brought him great inspiration and spiritual reward. James often performs for thousands of pilgrims in Knock, Ireland''s Marian Shrine, and at Our Lady''s House of Prayer, Achill. In 2006 James performed for the first time at the Inspirational Country Music Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. James regularly performs Christian Country and Gospel Concerts in Ireland. In the past year James has been a guest soloist at celebrated religious ceremonies in Ireland and America including the 2006 Papal Mass for Pope Benedict at Maynooth, Ireland that was celebrated by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland the Most Reverend Giuseppe Lazzarotto He has sang at national ceremonies at some world class locations as Westminster Cathedral, London, England and has been a guest at the United Nations, New York. He has sung for celebrity weddings including Cleveland’s Denise Dufala.
Media and Events:
Over the past number of years James has been in demand for many prestigious shows, events and press publications. His Gospel and Country music feature regularly on Irish radio. Some Television shows and channels in Ireland and America that James has featured and performed on have included RTE''s The Late Late Show, Nationwide, Phil Coulter and Company, You''re A Star, Live At 3, Ear To The Ground, TV3''s Ireland AM as well as the USA''s Gospel Channel, WKYC''s Good Company and Cleveland''s Channel 19. James and his family have appeared on all leading Irish press publications. James has also featured on radio at home in Ireland but also in America and Australia. He has performed at various festivals including the International Rose of Tralee Festival, where he also was asked to sing ''The Rose Of Tralee'' for the winning Rose in 2004. James has performed at Irish Cultural and Irish Country music festivals in America and Europe.
Over the years James Kilbane has gone from strength to strength. He has continued to win and earn the respect of his public though his hard work, performances and recordings. Years of experience have helped make James Kilbane a versatile performer who sings a mix of Gospel, Country, Irish Folk and just simply, nice music.
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