Testimonials & Experience

Testimonials

Thank you for all the time you've put forth, and all the miles you've driven to bring cheer to the lives of our patients. Your sunny personality and your heartfelt music has so often made a big impact that we could never thank you enough!

Thank you so much for all that you do! Our patients greatly enjoy your visits and I've seen first hand the difference in our patients after you've been there; the joy and comfort that you bring them is immeasurable!

Sarah Howton
Volunteer Coordinator,
Hospice Advantage
St. Louis, MO 

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James was the DJ for our daughter's wedding reception. I've never attended a wedding reception where so many people were on the dance floor. It was incredible! He knew just what to play when and kept up the banter that kept the people out on the dance floor having a great time celebrating. Our venue had several events that night and people were coming by our party saying, "Wow, I wish we had your DJ! He is awesome. We've got a lame one next door." Some people even crashed our party to get his business cards. We were so thrilled with his work. We recommend him highly to anyone who wants to have a great party!

Sheryl Kramer
Murphy, TX

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James was the DJ at our son's wedding in August (2015). He did an awesome job keeping in contact with them. He even went out of his way to get the songs he did not have that they wanted played at the reception. We had a lot of guests that wouldn't dance so he knew what songs to play to get the party moving. We even had guests asking for his business cards!

Jan Hajek

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5/5 Stars

David Wong
Chesterfield, MO

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Experience

Over the years I’ve performed with a number of groups, serving a variety of roles. Listed below are some of them.



Band/Project Description My Role(s)
Friends & Family Church Modern Pop/Rock Christian worship music – solo/duo/band Lead vocals, Guitar, Interim Worship Leader
1st & 2nd Annual CCC Cruise-In (car show) All manner of Pop/Rock... Live music, planning/organization, equipment setup & teardown
Meadowbrook Christian Church Christian Acoustic Pop/Rock worship music Guitar, Background Vocals, Lead Vocals, Substitute for Worship Leader
ONEEIGHTY Band - 180 Youth Ministries Modern Pop/Rock Christian worship band Worship leader, lead vocals, guitars, bass
Floodlight Revolution Alternative Rock Manager, lead vocals, electric bass, guitars, recording engineer, studio mixing
The Well 2 Modern Pop/Rock Christian worship event Co-organizer, electric bass
The Well Modern Pop/Rock Christian worship event Co-organizer, electric bass, lead & background vocals
Chesterfield Community Church – Worship Band Modern Pop/Rock Christian worship band Electric bass, background vocals, substitute worship leader
Elevation Church, STL Modern Pop/Rock Christian worship band Electric bass
The Oasis of God (church) - Worship Band Modern Pop/Rock Christian worship band Worship leader, band leader, head A/V technician & trainer, lead & bg vocals, electric bass, acoustic & electric guitars
PANDORA's Regret Rock cover band: classic to modern & alternative rock Electric bass, background vocals, lead vocals
Travis Lee Band Christian Acoustic Rock/Thrash/Adult Contemporary Substitute bassist, sound technician
Dorsett Village Praise Team Acoustic Praise & Worship band Substitute bassist
Jessie Phillips Band Pop/Rock/Country & Western cover band Bassist, bg vocals
Asaph Jazz improvisational house band for poetry events Bassist
1000 Days Christian Folk-Rock Bassist, recorder, trumpet, background vocals, assistant manager, promotions, tech crew trainer, recording engineer, transportation, contributing songwriter
Print Christian Indie Rock recording project Bassist, recording engineer, co-writer
Jay Arthur Experimental Ambient electronic/instrumental recording project Electric bass, loops, programming, rubber chicken sales, trumpet, vocals, nose flute, cook
Kingshighway Baptist Church Praise Team Contemporary Praise & Worship band Worship leader, band leader, lead & bg vocals, electric bass, arranger, trumpet, A/V technician, A/V crew trainer
Sunshine Mission Band Christian Acoustic Rock Bassist, bg & lead vocals
Joe Council Trio Christian Acoustic Rock Recording engineer, bassist
D-Ranged Looping Drum & Bass, Rap Bass, loops contributor
The Unrevealed Christian Pop/Rock Lead & bg vocals, electric bass, audio technician, transportation
Kellen Markovich Band 6 piece Christian Pop/Rock Electric bass, bg vocals, audio technician
Kellen Markovich Vocal, Piano, Bass duo Electric bass, bg vocals, recording engineer
Bet Ami Praise Team Mid-Eastern Big Band/church praise team Substitute bassist
Blood n Water Christian Metal Electric bass
Prodigal Mile Christian Electric Folk-Rock Electric bass, bg & lead vocals, audio technician, recording engineer, promotions, trumpet
Three Rivers Community College's Baptist Student Union praise band Christian Folk Worship leader, lead & bg vocals, electric bass, A/V technician, booking
The 5th Seal CCM Electric bass, bg & lead vocals, audio technician
Bill Emerson Memorial Sextet Brass sextet Band leader, trumpet
Poplar Bluff Symphonic Band/TRCC Symphonic Band Symphonic Band 1st & 2nd trumpet, euphonium
Three Rivers Community College Jazz Band Big Band Jazz Lead trumpet



Other educational related experience



Private Instruction – trumpet, french horn, baritone 6th Grade Band Provided private instruction to students
Stoddard County Concert Band Merit-inducted symphonic band 1st & 2nd trumpet
Missouri All-State Juniors Honor Band Merit-inducted symphony orchestra 1st trumpet
Puxico High School Marching Band Marching Band 1st trumpet
Puxico High School Concert Band Symphonic Band Lead, 1st, & 2nd trumpets, baritone, flugelhorn,
Puxico High School Jazz Band Big Band Jazz Lead & 1st trumpet, band leader
Puxico High School Pep Band Band for sporting events Lead & 1st trumpet
Puxico Junior High Concert Band Symphonic Band 1st trumpet
Puxico Junior High Marching Band Marching Band 1st trumpet


Venues

A Non-Exhaustive List of Venues I've Played...
  • Bet Ami Praise Team, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Kingshighway Baptist Church,St. Louis, MO
  • Life Church, Farmington, MO
  • Kirkwood Amphitheatre, Kirkwood, MO
  • Solid Rock Kaffe Haus, Eureka, MO
  • Latte Da Coffee House, Arnold, MO
  • Christ Memorial Church, Cool Valley, MO
  • St. Charles Coffee House, St. Charles, MO
  • First Friday Coffee House, St. Charles, MO
  • St. Charles Coffee House, St. Charles, MO
  • M & M, SIUE, Edwardsville, MO
  • Cummels Cafe, St. Louis, MO
  • The Pulse, Arnold, MO
  • Fairbanks Park, Terre Haute, IN
  • Waterloo Coffee House, Waterloo, IL
  • Frontier Park, St. Charles, MO
  • Hope Church Youth Center, St. Genevieve, MO
  • Soma's Coffee House, Ferguson, MO
  • Picasso's Coffee House, O'Fallon, MO
  • Treasures of the Kingdom, Belleville, IL
  • NSAE, Nashville, TN
  • Ferguson Farmer's Market, Ferguson, MO
  • St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, MO
  • Joyful Noise Music Festival, St. Louis, MO
  • Calvary Chapel, Troy, MO
  • LeClaire Christian Church, Edwardsville, IL
  • Keener Plaza, St. Louis, MO
  • Githunguri, Kenya, Africa
  • Sunshine Mission, St. Louis, MO
  • Bethesda Temple Church
  • Dorsett Village Church
  • Tequila Mexican Restaurant, St. Charles, MO
  • "Affton Days", Affton, MO
  • Oasis of God, St. Charles, MO
  • Kirkwood Road Christian Church
  • Crema Cafe & Coffee House, St. Peters, MO
  • JC's Java House, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
  • Ascending Glory Cafe, Fenton, MO
  • Fazzio's Frets & Friends, Ellisville, MO
  • Mojo's Music, Edwardsville, IL
  • Grace Union Church, Union, MO
  • Lake Geneva, WI
  • Hermann, MO
  • Florissant Presbyterian Church, Florissant, MO
  • Heartfelt Family Church, Valley Park, MO
  • Calvary Church, St. Peters, MO
  • Nelson Family Theater
  • Chesterfield Community Church, Chesterfield, MO
  • Foster's Pig Roast & Music Festival, Columbia, IL
  • Elevation STL, Fenton, MO
  • Covidien, Hazelwood, MO
  • Creve Coeur Park, Maryland Heights, MO
  • ONEEIGHTY Youth Ministries, Chesterfield, MO
  • El Shaddai Ranch, Moscow Mills, MO
  • The Pillar in the Valley, Chesterfield, MO
  • High Hill Christian Camp, High Hill, MO
  • Orlando Gardens, Maryland Heights, MO
  • Ballwin Golf Club, Ballwin, MO
  • Meadowbrook Christian Church, Fenton, MO
  • Hive 44, Fenton, MO
  • Country Club Inn & Spa, Lake Ozark, MO
  • The Word at Shaw, St. Louis, MO
  • Corinth General Baptist Church, Puxico, MO
  • Harbor Light Hospice, St. Louis, MO
  • Hospice Advantage, St. Louis, MO
  • St. John's Place
  • Beauvais Manor On the Park
  • Soulard Market Park, St. Louis, MO
  • Maryland Heights Presbyterian Church, Maryland Heights, MO
  • Friends & Family Church, St. Louis, MO
  • Bayless Baptist Church
  • Brown Mountain Beach Resort, Lenoir, NC
  • Arnold Recreation Center, Arnold, MO
  • Progress Park, Wentzville, MO
  • Seven Gables Inn, Clayton, MO
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO
  • Country Club Hotel & Spa, Ozark, MO
  • Bill Emerson Memorial Center @ Lake Wappapello, MO
  • Graphic Arts Banquet & Conference Center, Maryland Heights, MO
  • CrossBridge Community Church, Fenton, MO
  • Viviano's Festa Italiano, Fenton, MO
  • Viviano's Festa Italiano, Chesterfield, MO
  • The Corner Gates, St. Louis, MO

Recording Experience

I've also had opportunity to record or be involved with producing a number of projects, including:
  • Prodigal Mile - Live Bootlegs
  • Print - Print (debut and only lo-fi album)
  • 1000 Days - Sunflower
  • Floodlight Revolution - Prelude to a Revolution, E.P. 1


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