Brendan James is an New York-based Irish singer-songwriter originally from Derry, New Hampshire, but currently residing in New York City. In the fall of 2007, Brendan self-released his EP The Ballroom Break-In produced by Mikal Blue, who has recorded with Colbie Caillat. The album charted on iTunes Top 100. The Ballroom Break-In is symbolic of the days when he first moved to New York -- he could not afford practice space so he would sneak into hotel ballrooms to practice on their pianos. After the success of his EP, James was signed to Decca Records.