It’s been 10 years since the Englishman James Hunter burst onto the scene and topped the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and fans—including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he’s toured extensively around the world on the club, theatre, and festival circuits, steadily growing a dedicated audience. His records have cemented Hunter’s reputation as a soul powerhouse, heralded for his talents both as a live performer and perhaps even more so as a songwriter. His words are truly his own, but his writing “shares the masterful architecture and the inspired creativity of Smokey Robinson” and his inherently natural voice evokes the talents of Ray Charles or Sam Cooke. From driving stompers, to bubbling rumbas, and from easy rockers, to swinging soul numbers, his music drips with rawness and feeling and cuts straight to the soul of the man who James Hunter fans have come to love. His timeless musical creations are forever songs crafted with immaculate care and ingenuity and sang with an effortless balance of tenderness and grit, making him just as popular on the stage now, as when he first emerged.