James Arthur is a singer who was going to make it no matter what it took. From alternative and indie bands in his early days to commercial pop stardom via the telly, he's explored every route there is to get his music to the ears of the public – and you'll find that it was definitely worth the effort when you buy or sell James Arthur tickets on StubHub. He's morphed into a smooth and original R&B and soul singer, with a very strong pop vein flowing through his songs.
An indie band journeyman from North Yorkshire
James Arthur showed musical determination from the very start, forming a string of now unheard-of alternative and indie bands when he first began his efforts to bring the music in his head to the world's attention. If you were knocking around North Yorkshire at the time you may have come across a few of his many bands. He began as the singer for a local Cleveland and Redcar band known as Moonlight Drive, which was shortly followed by Cue The Drama, based closer to home in Marske-by-the-Sea. After that there followed Save Arcade and Emerald Skye. Throughout this period Arthur wrote furiously, penning many songs that got these bands airplay on local and regional radio stations. He eventually became frustrated at these bands' lack of ability to break out to national attention, and changed the formula by assembling musical outfits around himself. This resulted in the James Arthur Project and the James Arthur Band. By this time he had switched to soul-influenced pop and was using YouTube and SoundCloud as his main channels of distribution. Soon he had his breakthrough and became a star in his own right, and now you can book James Arthur tickets to see him live!
Winning the "X-Factor" and shooting to stardom
Like so many aspiring singer-songwriters before him, James Arthur eventually threw fortune to the musical gods and opted to have a shot at taking the main highway to musical success: reality TV. He entered the "X-Factor" and stunned audiences and judges alike with his rendition of "Impossible" by R&B pop star Shontelle. This went on to become a massive chart hit in the UK – it was the fastest selling of all the singles that had been released after winning "X-Factor" up to that point. He had also performed a cover of "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO on the show, and this new-found mainstream pop sensibility became another feature of his music from then on. He went on to become one of the biggest R&B stars in the UK, fighting it out with the likes of Eminem for pop chart dominance. Make sure you book your James Arthur tickets as soon as you see them on StubHub – you don't want to miss out on this awesome performer!
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