James O’Neill is a Singer Songwriter who grew up in Williamstown. He attended Mount Greylock Regional High where he performed in productions of The Music Man and Meet Me in Saint Louis. Mount Greylock, in the early 2000s, struggling with state budget cuts started the Gap Fund which started the monthly talent show/fundraiser Java Jive where James discovered his love for performance. It wasn’t until James attended Clark University in Worcester where James studied music theory and discovered his own acoustic rock sound. While at Clark James studied classical and jazz giving his music progressive and jazzy moments. James’s biggest influences are Jeff Buckley, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, James Taylor, and The Beatles.
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BOOM is dedicated to increasing the viability and visibility of original music in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are a non-profit company, part of Columbia Arts Team.
Our mission is to highlight, showcase, and cultivate the original music scene in Berkshire County and environs. This includes promoting local venues that feature local original music; providing access to information about the music business, songwriting, and other important subjects of interest to area musicians; and coordinating resources within the region, including local media, in order to promote local original music and encourage the patronage and support of the community at large.
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