Why Sweat Me
JAMES EEDAYs new 2006 release 'WHY SWEAT ME' is a collection of cross over reggae & Dance hall that will surely please music lovers across the board. One of CD BABY's own premier original artists JAMES brings his highly anticipated, newly released album to his fans across the globe from the U.S.A. to the U.K. This multitalented southern California singer/songwriter showcases his smooth vocals, guitar and keyboard abilities with a crucial blend of tracks ranging from styles influenced by the likes of 'Bob Marley' such as his hit title track 'SWEAT ME' to his own R&B/Hip Hop flavored original hybrids like his new highly touted single 'TOGETHER'--already well received by fans and radio. CD BABY is proud to bring you this immediately accessible yet pleasingly familiar artist known not only for his beautiful singing voice and well respected urban 'toasting' skills (Jamaican style rap) but also for his captivating song writing style and diverse instrumental virtuosity as well. If you like reggae & dance hall soul music, this new album is undoubtedly a 'must have' for your music collection. BIO AND BACKGROUND Japanese/American front man of the Southern California dance hall band URBYN FYRE & EEDAY is warmly familiar & radio friendly while staying true to roots & street style. He is able to switch from a captivating melodic singing voice to Jamaican style rap (toasting). He has a Bob Marley vibe with influences from Steely Dan to Stevie Wonder. CA native & skilled keyboardist & guitarist heralding from Dick Grove's School of Music, JAMES has performed in many highly regarded rooms from The Roxbury to the Beverly Hills Hotel & The Coach House to name a few. He has performed w/such artists as Sugar Ray, Steel Pulse, Pato Bantan and Eek-A-Mouse & was honored to play for Sheryl Crow & producer Bill Bottrell at his estate in Glendale, CA. JAMES is able to connect with his audience in an almost spiritual way, whether in his Marley-style idiom of RISE UP (featured in the Disney movie 'The Jennie Project') or his smooth soul/R&B presentation of TOGETHER. He is one of the few artists who has been able to successfully combine a melodic vocal style with dance hall reggae to create a hook & sound all his own. He also recently began performing as a solo singer/songwriter to rave reviews & has already received airplay on KROQs Native Wayne Show, KSBR & KCRW as well as had his music in films such as Breaking the Rules, Nuns On The Run, Jamaica Beat, In Too Deep, Sandcastle & the Larry Sanders Show. He was also recently granted an interview and rotation for his newly released album WHY SWEAT ME on XRADIO.BIZ & won the 11th Annual USA Songwriting Competition for his original song COME MY WAY in the world music category. He co wrote and performed the single MOVE YA FEET with producer Frank Fitzpatrick featured in the 2007 Disney Movie JUMP IN starring Corbin Bleu from High School Musical. With friend and guitarist Rodney Sheppard (SUGAR RAY) JAMES also recently formed a new band (EEDAY) whose debut performance was featured on EXTRA TV hosted by Mark McGrath in 2008. In 2010 JAMES' original song 'Om Namo' is featured on Volume 1 of the CD entitled 'Yoga Revolution' with co-artists Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Seal, Peter Gabriel & Ziggy Marley.