Justin James Sinclair (Brother James) is a vibrant soul whose pursuit of a meaningful life spills out into song. Growing up in an all-musician family on a steady diet of The Beatles and Queen, Justin learned the drums at the age of 10, began writing songs on piano and guitar at the age of 13, and stepped into street-performing at the age of 14 equipped with a ukulele and a kazoo.
When Justin’s songs started packing venues in Santa Barbara during his Junior year of high school, he and his best friend crowdfunded an album as The Portion. Since releasing that album Justin has been honing his craft as a music composition major at Biola University in order to love and help and serve others with music. He’s begun by serving Biola and his Church Redeemer as a worship leader, songwriter, and producer, and serving his local community as an artist, Brother James. His homeshows have been said to turn strangers into family, and he’s opened for the likes of Dominic Balli and The Brilliance.
Having recently finished his degree in music, Justin is walking away with the tools necessary to effectively illuminate beauty and truth, and with new stories and songs that are bursting with honesty, passion, and goodness. He released a new record with The Portion, “One”, in the Spring and is currently working on releasing a new record of Brother James tunes alongside a short film, a new project with the Young Sinclairs, and several potential businesses to aid other small independent artists. Scroll down for a full catalog of Justin’s work.