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Hale musician plays at Paralympics launch
HIGH profile gigs are becoming something of a habit for Hale musician James Coulson.
The 21-year-old, from Westminster Road, was chosen to play in the Olympic village before and after the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games.
It was a case of deja vu for the singer songwriter, who performed at the launch party for the Olympics in July after Games officials saw him on stage at Loughborough University.
Speaking before the event, which took place on Wednesday, James, who hopes to release his debut single later this year, said he’d be playing original material accompanied by university pal Ryan Barratt.
A rugby player, James said he’s been impressed by the dedication of the Paralympic athletes.
He said: “Both myself and Ryan play rugby at very good standards and we train a lot, but these guys train harder than we do and the things they can achieve is ridiculous. We really, really want to go and watch the wheelchair rugby. Apparently it’s a bit of a rough sport so we’d love to go and watch it.”
James describes his songs as “upbeat acoustic” and said he hopes to release his debut single, Romeo and Juliet, at Christmas, with the album, Liquor Roads, released in February. But he has no plans to give up his studies and will return to Loughborough to begin a Master’s degree in International Finance. His single and album will be available on the Vibe n Lime record label.