James spent his childhood years learning classical piano before dabbling in drums and bass in his teens, finally settling on his preferred instrument of guitar. As a guitarist, James has played live music in pubs and clubs in original and covers bands, as well as session and studio work, throughout Australia.A lifelong love and passion for Queen’s music provided James the opportunity to join the Australian production of We Will Rock You as an original band member in 2003, after a successful audition process before Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen. Since then, James has been a part of the following We Will Rock You tours: Australia 2003-05, Japan 2005, Japan 2006-07, UK and Ireland 2009-10, UK and Denmark 2010-12, 10th Anniversary European Arena Tour 2013.2014 saw James team up with The Music of Queen – Rock and Symphonic Spectacular for shows at the Sydney Opera House and in Western Australia. These concerts combined the power of a symphony orchestra with a five-piece rock band and four vocalists to perform Queen’s classic songs live on stage.James brings over 1700 performances worth of We Will Rock Youexperience to this tour and he is absolutely delighted to be part of the We Will Rock You family once again. James dedicates his performances to his children, Sean and Stephanie. For more information, please visit www.jamesbarbermusic.com.