James Pusey is a musician/guitarist currently living in London, UK. As a freelance player he has worked either live or in the studio with :
Omar, G4, Michael Bolton, Paloma Faith, Lesley Garret, Dionne Warwick, Aleisha Dixon, Shakin Stevens, Robin Gibb (Bee Gees), Stephen Gately (Boyzone), Booty Luv, John Barrowman, Connie Fisher, Kerry Ellis, Jodie Prenger, Odyssey, Bucks Fizz, Brian Conley, Anthony Costa (Blue), Alvin Stardust, Noel Sullivan (Hearsay), Journey South (X-Factor), Nikki Evan (X-Factor), Donny Osmond, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Bournes Dorian Gray, Hairspray The Highschool Musical, P + O, Cunard, BBC, UK tours of What A Feelling, Boogie Nights, West End productions of Dirty Dancing, Grease, Joseph, Fiddler On The Roof, Dancing In The Streets, Daddy Cool, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Never Forget, Whistle Down The Wind, Cabaret, Rent, Fame, Spamalot, Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
He is a sitar student of Pandit Arvind Parikh (senior-most disciple of Ustad Vilayat Khan) and travels to Mumbai, India whenever possible for tuition.
Has also studied sitar with Dharambir Singh and Mehboob Nadeem and attended workshops/summer schools with khyal vocalists Rajan and Sajan Mishra, sarod player Buddhadev Das Gupta, tabla player Sharda Sahai and sitarist Budhaditya Mukherjee.
Although a trained classical sitarist, James is involved with Jazz and a number of fusion projects and non-Indian studio work.