People Who Could Fly is pleased to announce the addition of James Mills as lead vocalist!
Great things are in progress as James and PWCF prepare to release the first full-length People Who Could Fly LP.
A little about James Mills:
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, James learned to play guitar and sing in 2004 and started writing music immediately. Now he is a multi-instrumentalist skilled in guitar, vocals, piano, bass, drums / percussion, composition, and audio production. His musicianship has been a key part of the several bands he has started and performed in. Over the years, James has had the opportunity to share the stage with such icons as Weezer, The Aggrolites, Authority Zero, The Slackers, Badfish, Strung Out, Scotty Don’t, Ryanhood, Angels & Airwaves, The Frantic, and The Jealous Sound. In 2005, he formed a ska-punk group called Evil Fudd, which played shows regularly and gained a great deal of attention and prestige in Tucson. Evil Fudd’s music was featured on 92.1FM KFMA, 91.3FM KXCI, and 103.9FM KDGE. He released his first album in 2008, which sold 750 physical copies and numerous ITunes downloads. Shortly thereafter, he played guitar with Weezer at the Arizona State Fair, joined by Angels and Airwaves. After Evil Fudd’s hiatus in 2009, James played guitar and backing vocals in a few other punk / ska bands, and opened for Sublime tribute group BadFish. At this point, James realized that he couldn’t be in any band position other than lead singer / songwriter. Using songs he had been writing since Evil Fudd’s hiatus in 2009, James formed Retro Future as an extension of his solo career. The band has been featured on 91.3FM KXCI and has received contract proposals from record labels. In 2013, James graduated from the University of Arizona with a marketing degree, and released his second album with Evil Fudd. Upon moving to Phoenix in January of 2014, James was contacted by People Who Could Fly to audition for the part of lead vocals. The band’s chemistry has been stellar, and the tight instrumentation of PWCF has been the perfect compliment to James’ dedication, energy and performance.
James’ influences include The Pixies, Weezer, At the Drive-In, Jaguar Love, The Killers, Muse, and Phoenix.