James has also lived in San Diego, California and Tokyo, Japan. During his worldwide travels he has worked as a carpenter, a salesman and an English teacher.
Growing up in Cornwall, James has been a surfer since childhood. He has travelled the globe searching for waves, surfing at famous spots in Mexico, California, Japan, France, India and Sri Lanka.
James is the drummer in a band called War Horn. His drumming idols are Led Zeppelin's mighty John Bonham and Animal from The Muppets.