“This remarkable songwriter is producing some uniquely enjoyable music. His recent EP, Everything, loads, all the time, forever, is a rich journey condensed into four masterfully crafted songs.” Pink Wafer
James Ewan Tait is an experimental crooner born of Sheffield’s DIY music scene. Operating out of an analogue recording studio run by his producer, Brett, and adjacent to Hatch and Opus, Tait is involved in writing, arranging, and recording, and releasing his own and others’ music. In 2017 Tait and Brett set up the Pigeon Hands label, and later that year released Tait’s debut EP, Everything, Loads, All the Time, Forever, recorded with Tait’s live band and a host of session musicians.Noted by Now Then magazine for his unmistakable croon, impressive vocal range, and deeply personal delivery, Tait’s solo performances utilise three amplifiers and an array of effects to construct ever-changing soundscapes around which he weaves his soulful, off-kilter guitar lines. Demonstrated in the Lime Grove video recorded at the Pigeon Hands studio and premiered by For the Rabbits in 2018.Since the release of his debut EP Tait has fervently toured the UK (and more recently Germany), appeared at a number of festivals including the Green Man Festival Settlement and Y-Not Festival, and supported the likes of Sweet Baboo and Richard Dawson. Tait is currently writing/recording new material with a new band, and working towards numerous releases on the Pigeon Hands label for the latter half of 2019.
“The small touches (rattling piano in the distance), the poised vocals, the acoustic folk guitar riff that sounds as though it were played on a moor around a fire a hundred years ago. And in the end it all unravels into dissonance and Tait’s plaintive howl. A fantastic achievement,”
– Prole Jazz