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James Fox Rocking Chairs And Lemonade [album]

James Fox: Rocking Chairs And LemonadeTalented UK singer-songwriter James
  Fox doesn
t let the grass grow under
  his feet — he
s been busy recording
  a new album for October, Rocking
  Chairs And Lemonade
, from which he
  will release his new single Higher...


THE TALENTS OF JAMES FOX are many as he demonstrates on his wonderful new, self-penned album that is due to be released on 27 October (2008) and on which he plays guitar, piano and drums.

Rocking Chairs And Lemonade is anticipated as yet another success for James to chalk up alongside his two UK Top 20 hits and a Number One in the UK Indie Chart and Welsh Chart.

Hailing from South Wales, James is well known for his appearance in BBC's Fame Academy 2003 and for representing Great Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004. He then went on to play Judas Iscariot in the touring production of Jesus Christ, Superstar.

Having impressed audiences on Broadway as the piano-playing lead in the Tony Award-winning Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical Movin' Out, James toured with the show in America before taking the lead when it came to the West End at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Legendary singer-songwriter Billy Joel was moved to comment on James' performances: "I'm particularly pleased that the incredibly talented James Fox will be returning to home turf — he has been wowing audiences here and he's going to continue to do so there."

Rocking Chairs And Lemonade brings together world class musicians and tracks co-written by such luminaries as Phil Thornalley (Natalie Imbruglia's Torn) and Mads Hauge (Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield) who also produced the album.

Rocking Chairs And Lemonade is a luscious selection of pop songs from this much-admired artiste whom you would never tire of hearing. With deep sincerity in his attractive voice, James insists You Can Do Anything — and you really believe he can.

Lead off single Higher (to be released on October 6, 2008) is described as "an infectious slice of upbeat pop". James Fox takes us through Higher with a cheerful, pulsating rhythm that makes this single one of pop's finer offerings. With this wonderfully addictive treatment, you'll find it difficult to get any of the eleven tracks from Rocking Chairs And Lemonade out of your head — not that you'd want to!

Other tracks that are particularly noteworthy are Say Goodbye, a "full" song which has a terrific melody with great lyrics; So Far Away From Home with it's very different sound and an appealing musical arrangement; Steady This Ship, poignant and pretty; and Turn Around which gets a soft rock treatment and throbbing beat.

James claims many musical influences, including (of course!) Billy Joel as well as Sting and Paul McCartney through to bands such as The Killers and Keane. Rocking Chairs And Lemonade is compiled from (writing) sessions that have spanned the last five years of James' career.

An experienced live performer, James has toured with Wet Wet Wet, Natasha Bedingfield, Tina Turner and Lulu. He has regularly entertained the British Troops around the world, including in Afghanistan and Iraq — earning him two appearances at The Festival Of Remembrance (2004 and 2006) in front of Her Majesty The Queen.

James Fox's new album, Rocking Chairs And Lemonade, will be released on 27 October (2008) on Plastic Tomato Records. His single, Higher, is the lead track from the album and will be released on 6 October (2008).

Tracklisting

1 Higher | 2 You Can Do Anything | 3 Say What You Like | 4 Melody | 5 Say Goodbye | 6 So Far Away From Home | 7 White Flag | 8 Leaving Right Now | 9 It's A Good Thing | 10 Steady This Ship | 11 Turn Around

Check out officialjamesfox.com and myspace.com/jamesfoxmusic.

"With this wonderfully addictive treatment, you'll find it difficult to get any of the eleven tracks from Rocking Chairs And Lemonade out of your head — not that you'd want to!"
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