King of the Road
14th October 2004. JAMES KILBANE "KING OF THE ROAD" Introducing James Kilbane, from Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. James became a household name in Ireland when he won the hearts of the nation on the Irish television show, "You're A Star", Irelands equivalent to "American Idol". Throughout the hit show James' incredible voice was heard by the Irish nation and he became a great favourite with the public reaching the final. "He's a diamond in the rough" (Phil Coulter) "James's numbers are country-infused folk tracks that sound distinctly Irish." (Bianca Luykx's, TV Now Magazine) Since the show James (34) has been concentrating on his musical career. In many ways losing out in the final has worked to his advantage as it has given him greater freedom. James spent a large part of last summer locked in a studio recording 13 songs for his beautiful, exciting debut album "King Of The Road". As well as performing in Ireland, he has performed in England, a number of Country Festivals in Europe and he has made a numerous trips to America where he performed at the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival singing a mix of Country, Irish Folk and Gospel music. He continues to be a regular artist on Irish television and radio. The powerful voice and magic that James Kilbane holds can be heard and seen in this work. Wherever he goes, audiences are held spellbound by the magic of James Kilbane.