About

   ONE MAN WITH THE SOUND OF MANY:   James David Murray, commonly known as "Hayden James – The Amazing One Man Rock Band," has worn numerous hats in the entertainment industry for over three and a half decades, from music invention, development, and production to live performance support and a lot of everything in between. His imeasurable love for extraordinary musical performance with a positive and high-energy delivery, while maintaining a very thankful demeanor for the fortunate gift of musical performance, lends to an understanding of the relative and very equal importance both the audience and performance elements share. Athough dubbed a “Rock Band” Hayden James actually covers many genres and eras with a repretoire of over 1200 popular songs he plays to the audience and has something for everybody.

   
   Born and raised in Northwest Ohio and a multi-instrumentalist who sings and plays guitar, bass guitar, piano/keyboards, drums, percussion, mandolin, ukulele, and harmonica, he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1994 where he spent most of 22 years as a full-time musician. In 2009, he decided to put all of his talents on display in a one-man show! A homemade drum set played with his feet and right hand, a customized 12-string guitar, a foot tambourine, harmonica, and vocals make up the one-man show. A firm believer in everything being played in real time, Hayden doesn't utilize any loop/recorder or vocal harmonizing machines, so everything you hear is being played and sung live, with no backing tracks or machine recordings remaining true to the traditional one-man band act. Hayden performs all across the Midwest and Southern United States bringing smiles and amazement to people of all ages!   
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CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE:

With over 10 album credits to his name Hayden has written, worked and/or performed with some of the best in the business including legendary songwriter Mark Anthony Warner - writer/guitarist (Hollywood Stars, Alice Cooper, Kiss, The Runaways), Grammy Award Winning songwriter Duane Hitchings - keyboardist (Cactus, Rod Stewart), Grammy Award Winning songwriter Bobby Boyd (God Bless the Broken Road, In Pictures), Dave Marshall – guitarist (Fionna, Vince Neil Band, Slaughter, Michael Jackson), Jeff LaBar – guitarist (Cinderella, Rufus Fontain, Freakshow), Eric Brittingham - bassist (Cinderella, Bret Michaels Band), Ronnie Honeycutt – vocalist/writer (Jackyl, Rufus Fontain), Kenny Olson – guitarist (Kid Rock), Kurt Pietro – drummer (Skinny Molly, Blackfoot), Jamie Rogan – drummer (Billy Currington), Kevin Welch – singer/songwriter (Millionaire, Life Down Here On Earth), Claudia ScottThom Bresh – World Reknowned Guitarist, Clinton Gregory, JC Jones, Afroman and more. 

Hayden worked as a radio personality at Nashville Radio in Nashville, TN from 2006 to 2008 and Reality Radio in Riverside,CA in 2009 hosting "Rockin' the House w/Hayden James" on both internet stations. At the shows height it reached  millions of listeners world-wide.
 

Hayden was a founding member and bassist of the three piece Ohio Rock group "Somewhere In Athens". The band released three singles, one video and charted #1 on ReverbNation's Cleveland Rock charts for 12 weeks in a row before disbanding.
 

He was bassist and member for the following acts: Sorrows End, Neon Bond, Dirty Dame, Bad Apple, Circus, Sticky Kim, Driver Wild, JC Jones, Charlotte, Buzz Maintenance,  Clinton Gregory, Still Unnamed, Junkyard Funk, Rufus Fontain, and Somewhere in Athens.

Hayden James is currently residing in Northwest Ohio writing, recording, touring and performing as a One Man Band.