Gabrial James returns to Big Hart!
Gabe is a solo acoustic singer/songwriter originally from Grand Rapids, now living in the Spring Lake/Grand Haven area. He got his start in music at the age of 10, enrolling in St. Cecilia Music Society of Grand Rapids under renowned conductor and professor of music, Anton Armstrong. St. Cecilia provided him the opportunity to perform with the Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago symphonies, seasonal concerts as well as numerous collaborations with other local choirs and musical outfits.
From 2003-2010, he hosted one of the longest running open mic nights in west Michigan at Billy’s Lounge in the Eastown district of Grand Rapids.
In 2002, he began to pursue his dream of playing music full time, and since then has been playing all over Michigan, and a few venues in northern, Indiana, averaging 200 shows per year.
His style of music pulls from many different genres including classic and folk rock, indie folk, alt country, soul and blues. Whether he’s playing an original composition, deep track, or a well known cover song, his smooth touch will make you sit up and pay attention.