Brendan James Is song Played By US Women’s Olympic Soccer Team In Locker Room
Singer-songwriter Brendan James was in the midst of moving cross-country (from California to South Carolina) when he learned that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team was playing his song, “The Lucky Ones,” in the locker room before games at the London Olympics.
Team member Heather O’Reilly introduced her teammates to the song and started the pre-match ritual. To cheer the team on while en route, James stopped in Amarillo, TX, at Tarpley Music and recorded a live performance of the song and his best wishes for the soccer team (video clip here: http://youtu.be/osj1nsoFTzU
) and sent the video via Twitter to the players. A number of team players responded and retweeted his video:Abby Wambach @AbbyWambach
: Hey, @bjamesmusic
thank you so much for that surprise video!! It was really cool of you to help us in our journey… You’ve made a fan in me
Abby Wambach @AbbyWambach
: Check out his song that we listen to in the locker room preface. Lucky Ones by @bjamesmusic #goldorbust
Shannon Boxx @ShannonBoxx7
: Thank u so much @bjamesmusic
for good luck wish. What a great surprise! Love the games where everything is on the line
Heather O’Reilly @HeatherOReilly
: Thanks @bjamesmusic
for the pregame song yesterday! So good. So talented.
James plans to cheer on the Women’s National Soccer Team on Thursday, August 9, 2012, in their gold medal bid against the team from Japan.
James released his third album, Hope In Transition, on July 10, 2012 via Rock Ridge Music. He blurs the genre lines between shimmering soul, confessional folk, and goose-bump inducing pop-rock, and keenly balances a timeless sense of organic instrumentation with a playfully experimental penchant for slinky R&B-flavored beats and tasteful electro ambience. Prior to signing with Rock Ridge Music, he released an independent EP as well as two albums on the Decca label.
The Derry, New Hampshire-native started his professional career in New York City. During this formative time he played over 300 shows, building a robust fanbase touring with such diverse artists as John Mayer, Paula Cole, Keb Mo, Parachute, and Matt White. James garnered widespread exposure through his songs being featured on television shows such as “Private Practice,” “American Idol,” “Bones,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Army Wives,” and “One Tree Hill.” He also made TV appearances on “Rachael Ray” and “CBS Sunday Morning.” Both of Brendan James’ Decca albums climbed the iTunes Top 10 pop charts—James’ sophomore album, Brendan James, climbed to #1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts.
BRENDAN JAMES TOUR SCHEDULE:
8/22/2012 Northampton, MA / Iron Horse Music Hall
8/24/2012 Boston , MA / The Red Room @ Cafe 939
8/25/2012 South Burlington, VT / Higher Ground @ Showcase Lounge
8/26/2012 New York, NY / Highline Ballroom
8/28/2012 Columbus, OH / The Basement
8/29/2012 Akron, OH / Musica
8/30/2012 Ann Arbor, MI / The Ark
9/1/2012 Evanston, IL / SPACE
9/7/2012 Durham, NC / The Casbah
9/8/2012 North Augusta, SC / Downstairs Live
9/19/2012 Atlanta, GA / Vinyl
9/20/2012 Nashville, TN / 12th and Porter
9/21/2012 Knoxville, TN / Relix Variety Theater
9/22/2012 Isle of Palms , SC / Hotel Carolina @ The Windjammer
9/29/2012 Vienna , VA / Jammin’ Java