This born and raised native Detroiter grew up on the stylings of Motown music. However, having grown up around choirs, James began singing and playing at an early age. His love for ensembles and directing choirs fostered a great love of film music. James later went on to take up Theory, Composition, Conducting, Computer Music, Voice, Jazz Piano, and Organ at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in addition to English Composition and Literature.
This multi-talented singer/songwriter/composer/instrumentalist excels in sound design, sound engineering, and arranging. While piano/keyboard is his main instrument, James dabbles with percussion, guitar, organ, and bass. Last but not least, James is the owner of Alton James Media—a Metro Detroit-based company that provides music and audio services for advertising, television, games, theatre, and film.