James Maddock

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James Maddock is a British singer-songwriter and performing musician. Originally from Countesthorpe, Leicester, Maddock has been based in New York City since 2003.
His first album was 'Tied Weight' in 1982. Musicians were, James 'Bam Bam' Barker - drums, keys, percussion. Martyn Lewis - Electric guitar, backing vox. Gary Twist - bass. James played acoustic and electric guitars, mouth organ, and vocals. Produced by Paul Wetherspoon.
One of his earlier bands, Fire Next Time, which played up-tempo left-wing soul a la the Redskins, released a well-received album North to South on Polydor Records in 1988. The band consisted of James, Nick Muir, Ray Weston, and James O' Malley. String arrangements by Anne Dudley. Produced by Hugh Jones. O' Malley would later follow Maddock into the band Wood. Singles from the album were 'Stay With Me Now' and 'Too Close', both issued in 7" and 12" formats in 1988. A non album single, "I Can't Go Back' was issued in 1987. The band on this single were James, Geoff Sapsford, James O' Malley and Martin Hughes.