Ian James is a recording artist with a predominant focus in the rock n roll genre. Working out of his home studio Ian writes, records and produces music with the range that reaches the film/tv market as well as the commercial mainstream. His songs have appeared in clubs, tv, radio and on cd releases. Not limited to rock, Ian writes in various other genres using his twenty years of songwriting experience to reach a wide range of music fans. Ian founded the Blue FX Records label in 1995 to support indie and unheralded bands, and the label is still releasing new music from artists today.
January 2023: Releases album For The Life Of Me by Mike Langley on Blue Fx Records
December 2022: releases single Deep End on Blue Fx Records
Decemeber 2022: Release Come Back Mothra EP, by Pariah Jones on Blue Fx Records
October 2022: Releases single This Is Where I Am on Blue Fx Records
August 2022: Releases single Golden Green on Blue Fx Records
June 2022: Releases album Peregrination on Blue Fx Records
October 2021: Releases new single Dallol
September 2021: Song Butterfly Gardens appears in TV Show The Zoo:San Diego which aired on Animal Planet
August 2021: Releases new single Balcatta
August 2021: Releases new artist Gearedmah album "Highly Derivative" on Blue FX Records
June 2021: Releases new artist Pariah Jones album "Eternal She" on Blue FX Records
May 2021: Releases Blue FX Records 2021 Sampler Pack Album.
March 2021: releases album Page Turner" on Blue FX Records
August 2020: produces Winter Drift album by McKenna on Blue FX Records
July 2020: releases video single "Cloud Cover" on Youtube
April 2020: produces single "Moonshine" for Patrick McKenna on Blue Fx Records
January 2020: New album "Melancholy Nostalgia" released on Blue FX Records
July 2019: Released the hit single: "People Get Up"
June 2018: Released the hit single "Come On A My House"
March 2018: Released 10 song album "Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" as part of the international RPM Challenge.
March 2017: Released a mostly instrumental album "Chapters" as part of the international RPM Challenge, written and recorded in February 2017.
December 2016: Released In Flames LP on Blue FX Records (Discontinued and no longer available) .
June 2016: Released new single "Up in Flames" begin working on new full LP.
December 2015, Recorded the second album by Wrong Path "False Hope and Empty Promises" contributed several songs as writer.
August 2015, Recorded and produced Derek Astles album "Chili House Pay Phone", released on Blue FX Records.
July 2015, appeared on Chanticlear's album "Old Glories and War Stories" (bass guitar), and released it on Blue FX Records.
July 2015, Produced Wrong Paths debut album Code Blue, for Blue FX Records.
Summer 2015, song placements on The Esquire TV network, and the FYI network.
March 2015, Released 8 song digital album "Cheap Real Estate" as part of the annual RPM songwriters challenge.
January 2015, Releases EP Fever Dreams on Blue FX Records (discontinued and no longer available).
November 2014, Signs agreement with Music Library "Song and Film" to represent 20 songs and seek film/tv placements for them.
October 2014, Releases EP Pain Scale on Blue FX Records (discontinued and no longer available) .
June 2014, Releases EP "Beyond Reach" on Blue FX Records.
January 2014, Was voted Best Discovery of 2013 on the Nanobot Rock Reviews website. Nanobot reviewed 120 bands and artists throughout 2013, including Ian James for the Human Casualty album. Fans voted in the year end poll, and Ian finished first place in the voting!! http://nanobotrock.com/other/4528
June 2013, Releases album "Human Casualty" on Blue FX Records, featuring 11 new tracks and 3 bonus tracks. The song "No Harm" appeared on the Allston Pudding Mixtape Benefit for the One Fund, raising money for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. Several tracks garnered radio airplay world wide.
July + September 2012, The song Deeper Shade of House from the My Cascade Amplification album was placed in two episodes of "The Bad Girls Club Season 9, Mexico on the Oxygen Network.
July 2012: Releases album "Grand Delusions" on Blue FX Records, song All for Nothing garners airplay on 101.7FM WFNX. Also in 2012, Ian licensed 6 songs to the Epitome Music Library for flm and tv placements
April 2010: Releases a hip-hop EP "Hip-Tronica" on Blue FX Records,
November 2009: Releases the electronica album "My Cascade Amplification" on Blue FX Records.
February 2009: Joins the punk band Chanticlear as bass player.
August 2008: Signs one song deal with Platinum Music Library of the U.K. The song Poker Smoke is an instrumental hip-hop track. Platinum will seek film/tv placement opportunities for the song.
July 31, 2007: Releases Vol. 2, a 14 track CD on indie label Blue FX Records.
Spring 2007: Placed multiple songs in the DVD "Inner Balance", a movie featuring extrerme unicyling. Produced by Balance Productions.
February 2007: Joins Punk band S.W.A.G.G. as bass player.
October 2006: Placed multiple songs in an independent DVD covering the NorthAmerican Uni-Cycling Competiton and Convention in TN. Produced by Balance Productions.
September 2006: Independently released CD "Remnants" under the name Invasive, a collaboration with John Skolfield.
July 2006: voted artist for a day on ourprisoner.com reality web show. Ians music was played throughout the day.
Spring 2006: Placed song "Birthday" in two episodes of the boating show Port-O-Call, which aired on NESN (regional cable network reaching 13 million subscribers) as well as Comcast NY and Comcast PA.
Fall 2005: Song "Time" used on marketing CD-Rom produced by the Boston firm, Silverscape. September 2005: Released CD "World-Funk-Rhthym & Blues Vol. 1" on indie label Blue FX Reords.
June 2005: Placed multiple songs in four episodes of tv show "Urban Explorers", which aired on The Discovery Channel.