As a producer, musician and songwriter, James Yarde's influences are many and include reggae, Afro-beat and jazz, while his roots lie firmly in soul, hip hop and R&B genres. Recent collaborations on and off stage have included Ty, The Olatuja Project and The WiseChildren, of which he is at the helm. James is currently working on material for Esco Williams' debut LP and for his own LP project which will feature an array of artists and musicians.