bannerJames Colah is an keyboard player, producer, arranger, composer

untitled shoot-0285-Edit FacebookJames Colah is from London, England and is an accomplished keyboard player, producer, arranger, composer and session man with an impressive resumé in the music industry.

He began his music studies at the age of four with a classical training which progressed to a dynamic and creative flare for composition and performance, much of which is undertaken at his own south London studios.

He has composed, performed, recorded and produced music for more than 300 artists of various genres with the philosophy, “As long as you have a germ of a melody which you can hum, I can develop it into something which is sure to please.”

His achievements and experience span many diverse areas of the music business including being signed to CBS ( Sony / BMG Records ) with his two identical triplet brothers at an early age, resulting in a European tour.

James Colah (Part 1) Short Keyboard Solo

untitled shoot-0251-Edit small cinema film effectHe has also toured with many other high profile acts including supporting, ‘Tears For Fears’ in America and Canada and the classic soul band, ‘The Foundations’ throughout Europe.

James co-wrote and performed the title music for the BBC’s, ‘Terry Wogan’s Friday Night Show‘ and was featured in the prestigious, ‘ Keyboard Playermagazine. He has also worked for production companies in the media and national corporations including other projects for the BBC in the UK.

In a three decade career to date, he has worked as a musical director or session man with a range of high profile international artists which include : Edwin Starr, Ballet Rambert Dance Company, Virgin Records, Sheena Easton, Haysi Fantaysi, Pendragon and EMI.

James continues to maintain his standard of excellence by developing as a musician/composer/producer and has recently steered his talents into the genre of ‘ Smooth Jazz ‘. He’s currently working on his first solo smooth jazz album release under the name of ‘The James Colah Project’


To date has released eight highly successful singles: Come with me (The James Colah Project), To Be With You (The James Colah Project), Touched By The Light (The James Colah Project), Better Days (The James Colah Project), Ocean Tide (The Parlett-Colah Project), Moment in Time (The Parlett-Colah Project), Blissful (The Parlett-Colah Project), Luna Stars (The Bobi-Colah Project).

untitled shoot-0228-Edit film effect FacebookHis smooth jazz music has enjoyed rave reviews and is on the playlists of over 100 international radio stations around the world including Jimi King’s Show and The Project for whom he has been a featured artist and which also resulted in him doing radio interviews jingle production and voice-over id’s.

In April 2012, James was invited to perform as a special guest at Spaghettini’s, Seal Beach, CA, USA. James was honoured by winning the 2011 Coffee Talk Jazz RadioInternational Songwriter Award Luna StarsThe Bobi-Colah Project.

Reached #1 in the CDBaby Contemporary Jazz Chart and #1 in the CDBaby Ambient Chart Come with me – The James Colah Project, reached #1 in the CDBaby Lounge Chart#2 in the CDBaby Smooth Jazz Chart.

#4 in the CDBaby Instrumental Chart and #7 in the CDBaby Jazz Chart  – Ocean Tide from The Parlett-Colah Project has made history for being the only song on the KJAZZ Radio UK ‘Top 10’ to have remained on the listener voted chart for 6 months of which 6 weeks were at #1. Ocean Tide is a global hit as voted by the KJAZZ Radio UK global audience.


James Colah, Take me higher, Cover art - med-res

Facebook page
the world premier airing of my new single,
Take Me Higher
The James Colah Project
Saturday, 10 August, 2013
12 noon (GMT)

!cid_7B72D10D-777A-4E0C-A03D-2B2DC05B66D6 editedLondon based writer, producer and keyboards player James Colah is back. He has already released seven highly successful singles from ‘The James Colah Project.’ On his new track ‘Take me higher’ (due for release mid August, 2013) for the first time James is on lead vocals. His vocals are delivered with passion and conviction and include some very nice chord arrangements. The track is a  retro-funky, upbeat & oh-so-catchy number with a hint of George Benson about it. I think this groove is aimed straight at the dance floor – its got the potential to crossover which will appeal to both underground and mainstream audiences. Guaranteed to get air play across the pond in Europe/US/Australia. This tune will be firmly planted on my playlist.

Dj Niceness (Neo2soul Promotions/ Jazzysoul/RhythmAndSoulRadio)

edited DSC_0092Twitter