In January 2017, James announced he has decided to leave Royal Pirates due to recovery failure from a tragic accident. He has been away from the music scene ever since, however, James plans to make a comeback with hope.
Recently, James greeted fans on Kickstarter and asked for help with making his 1st EP and music video. He wrote, "An accident cut off my hand & ended my career as a bassist. I reattached it & now I'm digging for hope in the only thing I know: music."
James aims to gather $27,600 for his new album production (this is an all or nothing campaign, it will only be funded if it reaches the goal). The crowdfunding will run up to March 17. You can find detailed information about James' campaign here and hear his heartfelt message in the clip below.