My Music DNA: Nathan James of Inglorious

Showcasing material from their first ever covers album, Heroine, Inglorious are headlining their own show at Swansea’s Sin City on September 25.

Heroine sees the band featuring Nathan James, Phil Beaver, Danny De La Cruz, Dan Stevens, and Vinnie Colla, tackling covers by a varied selection of female artists whom they respect and admire including Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, and Christina Aguilera. The band will be donating a pound from the sale of every copy sold on their webstore to Women’s Aid.

Nathan James recently discussed his music inspirations with Andy Howells.

What was the first song that made an impact on you?

It was probably the Circle of Life from The Lion King. I remember being so moved by it that I cried as a kid. It is so beautiful and powerful. I was about 6 years old and watched it at the cinema.

What was the first single you bought?

The first single was Michael Jackson’s Earth Song. I bought it cos I loved the song and the video blew my mind. Michael was incredible and later I went on to be part of the thriller live tour. His music has really made an impact on my life.

What was the first album you owned?

My Uncle Robert gave me Queen’s Greatest Hits when I was about 13 and I played it to death. I couldn’t believe how high Freddie could sing and how amazing Brian May was. The whole thing blew my mind.

What is your constant go to track?

You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette. I love how angry she is when she sings it. It really gets me pumped up. Especially before a show.

What is y our constant go to album?

Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morrisette. I genuinely think this album is the greatest debut album of all time. She has a unique voice. Writes almost conversationally. It’s super personal and there’s not one dud song.

Who is your latest music discovery?

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia. It’s such a feel-good album. She has a cool voice and I just really feel happy when it’s playing. It’s sound tracked my lockdown last year.

What is your own track that best defines you as an artist?

She Won’t Let You Go. It’s ballsy, big riffs, singalong chorus, guitar solo. It’s everything a rock and roll song should have. I’m very proud of it and I hope people check it out.

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