|Birth Day:||September 29, 1989|
|Birth Place:||London, England|
Best known as the drummer of the pop punk rock band Hey Monday. He also co-founded the group alongside lead singer, Cassadee Pope, in 2008. He eventually left the band in 2009 to tour with the rock group The Scene Aesthetic.
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He began playing drums at a private school during his early years. He moved to the US at age 13, and became a fixture in the South Florida music scene.
He was born in London, the son of British interior designers Denis Mulhern and Jude Mulhern of Marzipan. He began playing drums at school in England, studying jazz and contemporary music before moving to the United States at age 13. Before Hey Monday's inception in 2007, James maintained a part in the South Florida music scene as a member of rock band Easton.
James was a founding member of Hey Monday (previously named Blake). He met Cassadee Pope through the local music scene in South Florida and they were friends for years before forming a project. The band were signed to Columbia Records via A&R Jay Harren. Hey Monday recorded their debut album Hold On Tight with producer duo "S*A*M* & Sluggo", better known as Sam Hollander and Dave Katz. The album was released by Columbia Records and Decaydance, a label owned by Pete Wentz. Their single "How You Love Me Now" was the first song to go to Top 40 radio. Hey Monday performed at Bamboozle Left and Bamboozle Festival in 2009. The band joined The Cab with This Providence, and A Rocket To The Moon on the "Why So Serious? Tour" and supported We the Kings, The Academy Is... and Carolina Liar on "Bill and Trav's Bogus Journey Tour". In support of their debut album, the band toured extensively with Fall Out Boy and The All American Rejects internationally on the Believers Never Die Tour.
In the beginning of 2012 a leaked demo of the yet to be announced project was posted on the internet by Property Of Zach. Pete Wentz, A&R of Hey Monday and a friend of James had been involved early on during the band's formation. The group released the album Last Night of Your Life on 15 May 2012. Their music video for "Dirt" was featured by Journey's Shoe in all retail locations for its release. Break Blossom supported A Day To Remember for a thanksgiving show in A Day To Remember's hometown Ocala, Thanksgiving of 2012; it would end up being the band's final show.
In October, 2014 James announced the release of his first volume for the publishing company Big Idea Music. The album titled "BIM045 Indie Chillwave" was featured on BMG's BBF.
James and Tavarez joined with Northeast producer Cobeshack in summer 2017 to develop a new "concept sound". The group developed Bad Man's imagery with British artist Russ Murphy, also known by Ruff Mercy, and set the release of the album Love Is Pure on Friday 13 July 2018. The group mastered the LP at Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA with Evren Göknar.
James released the song and music video "Fiend" starring Natalie Eleftheriadis and directed by Joseph Mercado in April 2018. The original song was produced and mixed by James and produced by Evren Göknar (who has worked with Tupac Shakur, KISS, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Good Charlotte, Mariah Carey, Iggy Pop, and NWA) at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California. The music video originally premiered on Apple Music and was featured and reviewed by Born Music in the UK calling it "singer-songwriter music taken to its most minimal extreme, the song is almost mist-like, having an almost air-like quality". The single and music video were distributed by Blossöm Records.
The urban indie rock project Extremely Bad Man from Julio Tavarez, Elliot James, Cobeshack, and Jeremy Michaels was announced in May 2018. The album is released by James' record label Blossöm Records. The LP features MC’s / artists Omenihu, Alexis Moraites, Paige Garabito, Joe Zizzo, Steve Scalfati, and Jallal.
Billboard first announced and premiered Always Lately in summer of 2019. "Smooth" was the first single released from the forthcoming album. Engineer Frank Arkwright mastered "Smooth" and "Filters" at Abbey Road Studios in London England. "Smooth" charted on Hype Machine in its initial release. "Smooth" is featured on Abbey Road Cuts by Abbey Road Studios on Spotify with The Beatles, Jonny Greenwood, Kate Tempest, Johnny Marr and Brian Eno. "Filters" the second single is co-produced by Cobeshack and the official music video is directed by Joseph Michael Mercado & Elliot James Mulhern. The choir sampled at the beginning of "Smooth" is an iPhone voice memo of his parents choir at Christmas. The record is released on 2 August 2019.
Currently, Elliot James is 31 years, 10 months and 7 days old. Elliot James will celebrate 32nd birthday on a Wednesday 29th of September 2021.
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