James completed his Bachelor of Arts at the York University and studied the Jazz Music Program in Humber College. He won the Best Original Song Award and Overall Championship in the 2009 Parsons Original Songwriting Contest held in Hong Kong. His published works include the Twins Live in Concert 2010 theme song “Everyone Bounce” and Andy Hui’s “Man World”. He has obtained the Best Composer, Best Musical Arrangements and Overall Champion awards of the 2nd Canadian Chinese Songwriting Contest in 2009.
Apart from composing, James has over 15 years of experience teaching the guitar, and his students achieved excellent results in the Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. He has also performed guitar live for years with famous artists, and worked with famous music producers, Tony-A and Andrew Tuason, in concerts throughout Canada and U.S.A.
James was invited to be the adjudicator of the 3rd and 5th Canadian Chinese Songwriting Contests and Toronto New Talent Singing Awards from 2010 to 2012.