With The Quiet Party, Alec James presents himself as pop-folk singer/songwriter/guitarist with a warm, low voice, and melancholy lyrics spiked with sarcasm. The music maintains a relaxed feel throughout, with all ten songs in the slow-to-midtempo range. 'I wanted to make a late-night type of record that never destroyed the mood with some upbeat number,' James explains, 'you know, a long drive record, or an ambient mood type of record. A record you can enjoy and ignore at the same time.' The Quiet Party has found airplay on a number of college stations, including charting for 6 weeks on WSIA in Staten Island, and James' songs have been featured in such independent films as 'Voyeur.com,' 'Strings,' 'The Perfect Wife,' and 'Eight Lanes in Hamilton'. In addition to gigs in Los Angeles and San Diego, Alec James performed at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. James has explored a variety of styles over the years, including postpunk (The UnSound), traditional country (Dan Janisch band, The Hankshow), rock (Miles of Slack), garage (Sinkhole) and solo acoustic, and currently plays piano for pleasure and the occasional gig.
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