"Songs with infectious melodies matched with intelligent, romantic lyrics” and “A voice suggesting Jeff Buckley, Pete Murray, Dave Matthews and Eddie Vedder" "the prodigiously talented singer/guitarist, James Sidebottom”
- Billy Pinnell (Music Australia Guide)
"Some serious blue eyed soul. So different. Fantastic."
- Marcia Hines (Australian Music Icon, Australian Idol Judge)
James Sidebottom has carved a successful music career in the Melbourne music scene, both with his funk outfit The Skylines and as a Solo Performer.
He was commended for his “blue eyed soul” vocals on Australian Idol, recognised as a songwriter finalist in the Telstra Road to Discovery and a finalist of the International Songwriting Competition. Working Dog Productions sought him out to compose an instrumental score for their feature film ‘Any Questions for Ben?’ and he has also featured at Queescliff Music Festival, Tamworth Music festival and St Kilda Music Festival.