James Crofts

UK Bassist Official Site

James Crofts has been a professional bassist for the last 17 years. After studying at The Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, he started to pursue his musical career playing bass for original artist Rob Reynolds.

In 2001 James joined Bon Giovi and toured with the band for over 7 years. He left the band to pursue other projects including working with two ABBA shows touring around the world, engineering with Black Cat Audio, working with Transcend Media Group (management & record label), Kazbar Systems (recording studio design and build) and bassist with Aaron Luther. In 2015 James rejoined Bon Giovi as Hugh McDonald.

James is also a session musician recording bass for original artists from his home studio. You can book James for online sessions. Please click here for more information.

If you are looking for a bass tutor James is now taking on new students. Please visit his lessons page and book your Skype lesson today (30 minute and 1 hour lessons are available).

NEW FOR 2018

James is pleased to be currently working on not one but two very exciting projects for artists of very different genres – this will not only involve playing bass but assisting with videography to produce new promo videos, photography for new band artwork, along with web design & social media for both artists.

WRONG JOVI – James and his team have recently spent time with the band, filming for their 2018 Tour Trailer, producing their new advertising posters & will continue to work with the band on their social media presence & NEW merchandise sales.

THE GEORGE MICHAEL STORY – James has been involved with this new exciting project from the very beginning. Now the project has reached the public domain, it is already gaining a huge audience across social media, via the new website www.thegeorgemichaelstory.com and will very soon be hitting venues across the UK throughout 2018, where James will play bass & along with his team, assist with the day to day running of the show including merchandise sales & PR. Check out the new ‘Tour Trailer’ below:


Past Projects

Bassist & Vocals:

Live Wire
Northants Jazz 2
God’s Spell
Soul Provida
Music Live London & NEC
The Surrey Swingers
Souled Out
Rob Reynolds
Cirrica Live/ Web Cast
By Jovi
Chris George Band
49 Giraffes
Motley Crew
ABBA Fever
ABBA Generations
Rocky Shades Wrathchild
Arron Luther
Bon Giovi
Birmingham Guitar Show 2017
London Bass Guitar Show 2017

Live Sound:

Superior Sound Services
Black Cat Audio
Jaimie Ullah
Geno Washington
Pauline Black
Eddie Floyd
The Blockheads
Katy Setterfield as Dusty Springfield

Studio Sessions & Teaching:

Live Wire (Jazz/ Funk Band)
Soul Provida
Big Bear Productions Studio Sessions
Souled Out
Passion Street
Rocky Shades Wrathchild
Arron Luther
Bass WorkShops and Clinics
Bass Tuition Private Lessons
Bass Tuition Milton Keynes Rock School

Up & Coming Tour Dates

No upcoming shows scheduled

James Crofts Bassist YouTube Channel