Brockton James

Brockton James

Brockton James has been a multi-instrumentalist since childhood, playing guitar, bass, keyboards, saxophone, harmonica and percussion. He recorded his first record, a three-song E.P. in Sacramento, California, in 1983. Since then, he has been involved with numerous recording projects, and has released four CDs, including the highly-acclaimed 2009 Holiday album, “A Vision of the Season.” But James also has the gift of comedy! He has composed, produced and performed on songs featured on the nationally-syndicated radio program, “The Dr. Demento Show,” one of which, a Christmas novelty tune, appeared on the CD, “Holidays in Dementia,” released by Rhino Records in 1995. It continues to be a popular comedy CD to this day!

James is well versed in “behind-the-scenes” activities as well. Possessing a thorough knowledge of audio equipment, he co-owned a concert sound reinforcement company while still in High School, and received a degree in Electronic Technology in 1984. Since then, he has worked at (and set up) recording studios, engineered live events and has worked in radio-broadcasting, advertising and theatrical sound-design. He has also produced and engineered projects for other artists, and has assisted them in their promotional efforts. Presently, James operates a private recording studio, concentrating on his own compositions and sound effects for use in film, TV, advertising, multimedia projects, etc.

James is a writer affiliate of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).

Music by Brockton James

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65 03:12

This track features haunting, disembodied voices that one may hear in an old graveyard at midnight! A low, pulsating undertone and Latin percussion instruments provide an accompaniment for these spirits!

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110 04:59

Great ambient background track for Halloween or other horror/science fiction uses. This track is loaded with eerie sounds from evil fire to tormented spirits! The song evolves like a movie in your mind. A calm, 3-note bass line, an “in your face” drum kit, and suspenseful strings add to the emotion!

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70 08:52

This track is a mystical, atmospheric soundscape. It features large synth pads, a marimba-like melody passage, short flute/synth leads and Latin percussion which enters at 01:49.

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85 02:03

This is a meandering, comedic/novelty track featuring an oboe, flute, banjo and various novelty percussion hits like “boings” and whistles.

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135 01:59

A powerful, repetitive “jungle” type beat. This track mainly features African drums and percussion, however, there are short flute passages and a reed instrument in spots to add extra interest.

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105 02:59

This track is a very different arrangement of the traditional Christmas/holiday classic! It features an orchestra with acoustic guitars and light hand percussion. The melody lines are played by oboe, strings, flutes and clarinet.

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120 02:53

Upbeat holiday original, featuring orchestra, piano, alto saxophone, guitars (electric and acoustic), bass, various percussion instruments and of course, bells!

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50 03:02

This track is a slow, somber, melancholy orchestral piece. A sad underscore.

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70 03:21

The old Scottish traditional drinking song, now mostly associated with New Year’s Eve. This version is very organic and folksy with acoustic guitars, piano, mandolin, harmonica, flute, bass and drums.

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78 03:06

This is an atmospheric, dreamy, yet rhythmic track featuring huge synth pads and leads, acoustic guitars, drums and electric bass. This piece evolves from one mood into another. Drums and bass enter at 00:42.

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