New video for Something’s Calling

The video is actually a compilation of shots from throughout the past few years of Hunter’s life. “The first and last shots of the band were taken in a church hall on Lower Boston Rd. in Hanwell. It was intended as a video for the song ‘Gold Mine,’” he explains.

“Next are some shots of Colchester Castle Park. The castle was built by Normans from Roman masonry (Colchester was the first British suburb of Rome). Just this side of the bit of Roman wall where the willow appears was the site of a punch-up my father and I had with some drunken youths in 1992. The ringleader attacked me with a broken bottle and I adjusted the shape of his nose, resulting in arrest for all of us. My assailant was given the choice of jail time or paying me £100 compensation. He opted for prison just to spite me.”

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Enjoy our new video and some rave reviews for Hold On!.

“The UK’s greatest soul singer.” — MOJO

“Sounds like something that King Records would have issued in its heyday… from the crazy-good sax-powered pulse of “Free Your Mind” to the vintage ambiance of “This Is Where We Came In,” this is another steady diet of burners that cook and crooners that sway.” — Boston Globe

“Glad to have James Hunter as part of the Daptone Family. I love what he’s doing and hope to share the stage again and one day record a duet! That Brit got some SOUL in him!” — Sharon Jones

“Dynamite rhythm and blues…an absolute belter if you like your R&B raw, red-blooded and defiantly vintage.” — Uncut

“James Hunter makes tough old-school R&B with a bracing modern-day kick…Hunter’s ultra-tight band cooks with authority, but his swaggering, good-humored vocals and snappy tunes are the main attraction.” — Mother Jones

“Hunter’s heady, intoxicating blend of finger-popping jazz, gritty R&B and energetic, Sam Cooke inspired singing remains unique in contemporary music.” — American Songwriter

“As on all previous albums, Hunter unapologetically wraps his music in the past; but he’s no revivalist. He is an inspired craftsman who finds inspiration and creative meaning in these classic forms.” — All Music

“As funky and soulful as Jackie Wilson or as silky smooth as Sam Cooke. His songs sound like instant classics and his tight band is sensational.” — No Depression