AL JAMES BAND
NAPA VALLEY'S PREMIER LIVE BAND
AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING AS...
SOLO • DUO • TRIO • QUARTET
Al James – vocals, guitar, songwriter
Singer, guitarist, composer Al James hails from Seaside, California. His music has been an integral element of his life and his rootsy, soulful delivery has an eclectic vibe flavored by influences from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Wonder. His renditions of others and his own compositions have a flair and energy of their own . . . reflective, upbeat and innovating. Als vocal stylings and dynamism on stage are infectious in appeal and energy.
Daniel Vee Lewis – bassist
Daniel Vee Lewis has played and recorded with countless Santa Cruz artists for over 35 years. Through the eighties and nineties Daniel played with world beat pioneers Special Fun and with MCA recording artist World Entertainment War, managed by Bill Graham. He has also played bass with The Joint Chiefs Band, and cofounded Dreambeach with Pipa Piñon.
He is currently performing with Al James Band and the Lewis & James Duo in Napa Valley. Daniel also leads and performs in the 70s Classic Rock band Locomotive Breath in Santa Cruz.
Bill Walker — guitarist
Guitarist Bill Walker is a veteran of the Northern California music scene, who is known for his versatility, tone, and lyrical playing style. A 20+ year veteran of the Al James band, Bill loves Al’s unique blend of rock and soul music and the camaraderie and chemistry the band brings to the party.
A genre hopping chameleon, Bill is at home in a wide variety of music genres. also playing locally with pop diva Joy Bonner, Americana Singer/songwriter Steven Graves, World Music mavens Brothers of the Sun, and as a solo act.
Gary Machado — drums
Gary Machado, (drums), is from the Central Coast and has been bringing his groove for great bands such as: Minor Williams, Dennis Murphy, The IPOs, Mighty Mike Shermer, The Joint Chiefs, Lisa Taylor and many more! He is known for his "pocket" and versatility.
SOME OF THE VENUES & EVENTS WE PLAY AT
Archer Hotel, Napa
Pope Valley Winery, Pope Valley
Chimney Rock Winery, Napa
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Napa
Yao Ming Winery, St. Helena
Farmstead Winery, St. Helena
Yountville Music Series, Yountville
Art, Sip and Stroll: Arrowood Winery, Glen Ellen
Black Stallion Winery, Napa
Monterey Blues Festival, Monterey
Mission Inn, Carmel