What can you say about a singer/songwriter for whom performing
comes as easily as breathing?
TJ James became involved in music at an early age and has
been performing professionally since 1995. TJ began his career as a busker, in and around Canberra and
developed into one of the city’s most recognised and
In addition to performing at many local venues TJ has supported
a number of prominent Australian contemporary music artists,
including Wendy Mathews and Rick Price. Tim has received
amazing acclaim from a number of industry people.
In 2001, TJ released his debut EP "Able Bodied" and supported its promotion with performances
interstate. 2003 saw the release of TJ’s self titled
album "TJ James", which continued his evolution as a songwriter artist.
2007 saw his latest CD "Another World" released to
TJ has sold over 2,000 CD's in all with CD's in profit. No
mean feat for someone who to date has had no representation or
publishing support. TJ markets his own albums online and at his performances.
TJ was born with Cerebral Palsy, but that is just an
inconvenience to TJ who sees himself as a musician and family
man first and foremost. As he often says, "people don't
buy Stevie Wonder's songs because he is blind and I don't want
them to buy mine just because I have a disability".
However, TJ often works to support Cerebral Palsy support
organisations across Australia and overseas. These organisations receive a percentage of TJ’s record
sales, while assisting with the promotion of his music.
In recognition of his work, in 2005 TJ was invited to perform
at the Australian Cerebral Palsy Association’s national
conference in South Australia.
TJ and his family now reside in Sydney as that
provides him more opportunities and potential at this stage of