James Nisbet was born into the music business. His father published Bob Dylan and his mother worked for the Beatles at Apple. It’s fair to say that he discovered the guitar during infancy and has never looked back. After studying, James worked as an engineer at New York’s Bearsville Studios which led to sessions with Cindy Lauper, Yes and Bob Clearmountain. From his first professional recording experience at Abbey Road Studios, aged seventeen, to tours, television and concert work with a stellar cast comprising Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, Joss Stone, Belinda Carlisle and Lily Allen, James has honed his musical skills over more than twenty years across a range of disciplines and to international acclaim.
He has been in consistent demand as a session guitarist, both in the studio and on the road, whilst building a sound reputation as a producer, composer and songwriter. Not only have his original compositions been performed by many high-profile rock and pop artists, but his commercial and TV clients include Mars, Kelloggs, Oxo and GMTV.
In addition, as a skilled and patient Musical Director, he has toured the globe with many international performers.