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Matt James

Matt James



Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2014 Cellist
Session Musician
Red Corner, Sleeping Beauty
Mikhail Egorov
2014 Cellist
Session Musician
Early Shadows
Dan Cooper
Songs on Sunday
2012 Cellist
Music Video
The Daydream Club / Neon Love Song: Part 2
Burberry Eyewear
2011 Cellist
Video Games
Lana Del Rey
2010 Cellist
Ian Hunter
Jerkin' Crocus
2007 Cellist
Live Performance
Life along the Borderline: A tribute to Nico
John Cale
John Cale
Royal Festival Hall


  • Year
  • 2007
    PgDip mus
    Trinity College of Music, London

About me

I'm a classically trained 'cellist and pianist and singer with over ten years of professional playing experience. I have worked, recorded and collaborated with artists such as John Cale, Lana Del Rey, Ian Hunter, The Daydream Club and Katie Melua. I am comfortable with many musical styles and am not a stranger to contemporary music or improvisation.

Additional Skills

I also work as an actor and for the last few years have been lead performer in comedy string quartet, Graffiti Classics. I am an experienced comedian and improviser.


Naomi Butterworth
Adrian Garratt


Primary Job Type Musician
Primary Instrument Cello
Job Types Accompanist, Arranger, Backing Singer, Music Teacher, Musical Director, Musician, Radio Presenter
Instruments Cello, Piano
Musical Style A capella, Barbershop, Baroque, Cabaret, Cello rock, Classical, Close harmony, Concerto
Languages Spoken English
Years in industry 6+ years
Driving Licences Standard
Home Studio No
Organisations Musicians' Union
Interested in Festival, Live Performance, Music Journalism, Music Video, Opera, Orchestra, Recording Group, Session Musician, Teacher, Tour (International), Tour (UK)