James Murdoch is a co-founding member of Canadian country music group, The Dungarees, serving as a principle songwriter and vocalist since 2012.
James won “Song of The Year” at the 2018, Alberta Country Music Awards for his song, Don’t Hold Back which has received half a million streams on DSPs.
With 20 years working in the music and film industry, James has a broad understanding of the many facets of the music business, including writing, publishing, performance, production and management.
James’ songwriting landed him a publishing deal in 2004 with Peer Music. His songs have been featured on Hollywood movies, TV series and he has scored soundtracks and theme songs for multiple TV shows and films. He earned a 2017 Best Multimedia Composer nomination at the Western Canadian Music Awards for his soundtrack of Past The Pavement.
In 2016, The Dungarees took home first place in the inaugural Project Wild.
The Dungarees have performed at keystone, country music festivals across Canada and Australia and opened for Dwight Yoakam, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. Their single, I’m Down charted on the Billboard Top-50 followed by their follow up single, Anywhere With You, produced by Grammy winning producer, Paul Worley. The band recently received their 3rd consecutive Top-10 at country radio in Australia.
He has released 4 solo albums and has garnered critical acclaim across Canada and Europe. His 3rd album, In Transit, produced by Hawksley Workman was nominated for three Western Canadian Music Awards (Outstanding Pop Recording, Video of the Year, Best Album Design).
James has toured playing bass with pop-country star, Adam Gregory, the roots-rock band, Dustin Bentall & The Smokes and country-balladeer, Ridley Bent.
industry role: Artist/Band