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Reuben James

About this Artist

Fast-emerging British singer, songwriter, and pianist Reuben James’ virtuoso jazz technique and soulful, evocative voice have led him to be widely regarded as one of the most exciting and creatively assured artists to have emerged in recent years.

Although perhaps best known for his ongoing collaborations with Sam Smith, which have included co-writing songs for Smith’s 4 million-selling album The Thrill of It All, James has written for and performed with an array of international star acts including Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Tori Kelly, Little Mix, Disclosure, and Liam Payne, among many others.

Reuben’s sophomore EP Slow Down landed to critical acclaim in 2020, with lead singles “My Line” and “So Cool” achieving radio plays across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, and Jazz FM. Reuben released his single “BBQ Energy” in late 2020, followed in early 2021 by the star-studded “Tunnel Vision,” featuring Frida Touray and Daley with Tom Misch. His most recent offering, “U Got Me” with Jaz Karis, was released in early 2022.