James Ritchie is a singer-songwriter originally from Linlithgow, Scotland. He takes his writing inspiration from a wide range of music, namely artists such as The Beatles, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Dougie MacLean and the Eagles to name a few. Spending his life between Scotland, Germany and Italy, the rich musical culture of these nations has also helped to shape his written works. His music is mostly created in the styles of indie folk, singer-songwriter, acoustic blues and rock. Initially, James' first love with music was when he met the piano at age 6, which he learned for ten years. Discovering the guitar aged fifteen, he has been writing and playing music as a career since then.
Work is currently underway for the release of a new album, expected early in 2020. James' debut album - 'In My Shoes' (Released 5th July 2018) - was recorded at Cavelab Studios in Perugia, Italy. The album is available in most major music stores worldwide. It consists of nine original songs with a variety of styles.
The album was also featured in twice on NPR in the USA on 'The Thistle and Shamrock. To check it out