"Coming Home" with James Bradley and Friends

at The State Theatre

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James Bradley is a suave crossover balladeer and meticulous "Old School" craftsman with impeccable phrasing and articulation, coupled with a soulful delivery. Celebrating his extraordinary artistry and impact of his legendary performances, He is soaring high in the entertainment world. Bradley’s unique vocal power and his charismatic stage presence are awesome. He entertains in front of crowds of “old school music lovers” as well for audiences of fist-waving funkily clad young adults. James Bradley is a native of Bay City, Michigan who has longed to make his mark in music. His first single “I’m In Too Deep,” with a flip side of “I Can’t Get Enough of Your Love,” released by Malaco Records and placed on Billboard Music Charts paved the way to his music career. “It was wonderful and humble start for me; thanks to my producer Fredrick Knight who also produced “Ring My Bell” an instant hit by Anita Ward,” says Bradley. James began his musical career right here in Bay City while a student at Bay City Central High School where he formed his group “The James Bradley Revue.” “We played at many area entertainment venues and throughout Michigan gaining great popularity. I can remember we were the 2nd State Champions of the “Battle of the Bands” speared headed by WTAC Radio Station,” He says. After he graduated from high school, James was selected to tour Europe with the Youth for Understanding Chorale and String Ensemble in Ann Arbor, and then he later studied at University of Michigan where he graduated. Highly educated, Bradley holds two Bachelor degrees, three Masters and a Certificate in Labor relations from Cornell University, NYC. James Bradley is a music performance graduate, BMI songwriter/composer, and an international recording artist that has earned a string of superlatives for his vocal prowess. And is one of the very few performers in the industry to be cited for his vocal versatility.

Bradley’s vocal technique is delicious and creates exciting chemistry with his audience. From the first time he stepped up to the microphone, he earned his way to become one of the finest vocalist across the country. As a well-rounded entertainer, he takes second to none in the show business. James Bradley sings skillfully from his heart with an undertone of Gospel, Jazz, Pop, and R&B flavor. The warmth and that flows between James and his audience is indescribable, establishing James Bradley as a professional performer with universal appeal.

Soul Xpress is a rambunctious 7 piece funk/soul band based in the Tri City area that features a line up of respected musicians. The bands mastery of soul music stems from absorbing the real deal of years of experience. The group has performed or opened with artists such as the Commodores, KC & the Sunshine Band, Rare Earth, War, The Dramatics, Bobby Byrd, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas as well as Rock Legends such as Bad Company, Edgar Winter, Foghat and Davy Jones. Soul Xpress is an exciting live act that ignites crowds with their exceptional showmanship and funky grooves. It’s all there; the rumbling bass work, the chopping rhythm riffs, the gritty lead vocals, the high pitched singing, the tightness and timing….The horns reach right out and grab you…”If you don’t grab them first” says their fans. Soul Xpress is a group of exciting professional performers that will rock your world… And a party band that has a definite style that creates a snap of tight funk that will not only entertain you, but will make you wanna dance and jerk your head.

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