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Branden and James

Cello & Vocal Duo

Branden and James
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Rarely giving a song title away in their shows, BRANDEN & JAMES’s versatility will keep you at the edge of your seat, wondering what they’ll play next. As accomplished classical musicians, they will deliver “dazzling cello and soaring tenor vocals” as stated by NPR music.

Finalist on America’s Got Talent, and former Metropolitan Opera tenor, BRANDEN combines his vocals with Australian cellist, JAMES, the duo’s arranger, to deliver familiar songs in such a way it’s as if you’re hearing them for the first time. They both are accomplished pianists, which adds even more variety to their show: picture The Piano Guys meets Josh Groban.

Aside from the virtuosic cello and vocal prowess that passionately radiates out of them, their wit and charm will make them an instant audience favorite, as they have been all over the world since their inception in 2016.

Theme Show "Rock the Opera" also available:

Holiday Show Option Available!

>> Career Highlights

• BRANDEN, finalist, America’s Got Talent Season 8. Award-winning author of Lyrics Of My Life distributed by Simon & Schuster

• JAMES, arranger, concert pianist, cellist to stars such as Idina Menzel, Bernadette Peters & Olivia Newton-John

• BRANDEN has been on two world tours with The 12 Tenors, and has sung as soloist at The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Carnegie Hall alongside Sarah MacLachlan, Radio City Music Hall, and The Hollywood Bowl

• JAMES served Director of Strings at Immanuel College in Adelaide, Australia before pursuing his full-time career as a solo cellist

• BRANDEN & JAMES were named best unsigned artists in 2020 by Music Connection magazine for their work on their debut album, Chasing Dreams

>> Testimonials

“Don't miss this show, it was amazing. Love the mix of classic and pop, plus a little comedy between songs. These guys have it all.... music talent, great voices and easy on the eyes. If you are a music lover you will appreciate everything they have to offer and leave with a smile on your face.”
-Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Branden & James are first-class entertainment.”
-Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Great performance with a variety of music. I highly recommend this show.”
-Sagautuck, Michigan

“From start to finish, Branden & James’ performances are a musical thrill-ride.”
-Puerto Vallarta Daily News

“Everyone in the building felt the music when they played. Some songs so beautiful that it brought many to tear, and some music made you just want to get up and dance with someone.”
-Brookdale Senior Living

“Gorgeous, modern arrangements and powerful vocals paired with original compositions and a unique chemistry.”
-Classical-Crossover Magazine

>> Basic Set-Up Needs

>> Sample Introduction

Below is a sample introduction you may use when introducing this act to your audience:

"It is our pleasure to welcome onto stage, international cello & vocal duo from America’s Got Talent, BRANDEN & JAMES. "

>> Pricing Information

Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.

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