James and the Jewellery Store have fast built themselves a reputation as one of London?s most intense live acts.
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Their songs feature a foreboding crew of chaste waifs and fallen strays, high society toffs and card-sharping cads- all set against a backdrop of accordions and Spanish-style guitar.
Twisting together 1950''s love ballads, dark folk, and motifs from vaudeville and French and German Cabaret, James and the Jewellery Store reference a myriad of literary classics from the courtly-love of the Romantic poets to the dust bowls of 20th Century American Social Realism.
Live and on record, hearing the songs of James and the Jewellery Store is like stepping into a dimly lit theatre, wanting to look away - but being glued right to your seat.