James Johnston

James Johnston is the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of influential UK band Gallon Drunk. He plays with Krautrock legends Faust, was a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds from 1994 to 2008, and has recorded and toured with a variety of other musicians including Lydia Lunch, Barry Adamson, Dot Allison. He also composes for film, and has acted in independent movies including Clean (2004) by Olivier Assayas. James performed on the Philippe Petit & Friends release 'Cordophony' in 2012.

Here's a little more information about James Johnston:

Johnston founded the London-based alternative rock band Gallon Drunk with Michael Delanian, Nick Coombe and Max Decharne in 1990. The group have been active, both recording and touring, to the present, releasing eight studio albums, compilations, and one live album.

Johnston and Terry Edwards provided the musical accompaniment for Derek Raymond's spoken word album Dora Suarez in 1994.

Johnston was a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds from 2003 to 2008, having originally toured as a guest guitarist with the band in 1994 on the Lollapalooza tour.

He has also recorded and toured with a wide variety of other musicians, including Barry Adamson and Faust.

Johnston has acted in a number of independent movies including Clean (2004) by Olivier Assayas, The Fall of the Louse of Usher by Ken Russell, as well as contributing scores to numerous film and television projects.

This is 'Fire Music (Pt.1)' by Gallon Drunk:

This is the wonderful film by Nick Abrahams (who does a lot of work with Sigur Ros most recently) for the Gallon Drunk cover of 'To Love Somebody':

You can stream, share and buy 'Cordophony' by Philippe Petit & Friends here: