Heart to Heart is a very fitting title for the brand new album by James Kilbane that is just on release. Heart to Heart is the 5th studio album release by the popular Irish native and this is one of James strongest works to date.
Following his previous 3 inspirationally themed albums Close to You, Divine Love and Lifes Miracle, now in Heart to Heart we see James returning to his traditional roots of home grown Country Gospel. There are several new songs mixed with many familiar classic favourites that create an album of catching melodies. This album promises to follow in the infectious formula that has won his music both Gospel and Country admiration over recent years at home shores and internationally.
The making and recording of Heart to Heart stretches far across the world. From the blue skies and history of Ephesus in Turkey to where work began for the new Marian anthem titled Marys House, Our Lady of Ephesus. The work then stretched to Roscommon, Dublin and the Curragh of Kildare in Ireland were the album recording took place, to Music City, Nashville, Tennessee were James contributed to the writing and sourcing of several new songs. Thousands of miles, talent and hours have gone into the creation of this beautiful album that is now on release. Several all time classic songs are included as Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross, The Wedding Song are joined by new first time releases as Face to Face, Sweet Mary Sing and James stirring song writing collaboration in Forgiveness. All in all there is something for all tastes on this creative new album. Heart to Heart is well worth checking out! It is welcoming to find in Heart to Heart that James Kilbane is continuing to grow and explore new pastures.
1. The Old Rugged Cross
2. Amazing Grace
3. The Wedding Song (There Is Love)
4. Bring Flowers Of The Rarest
5. Roses For Our Lady
6. Marys House (Our Lady of Ephesus)
7. Sweet Mary Sing
8. Face To Face, With Amazing Grace
10. Why Me Lord
11. As I Kneel Before You
12. Softly And Tenderly
James Kilbane was born in London, England in 1970, and in his childhood he returned to the tranquil Achill Island, Mayo, Ireland. James married his teenage love, Christina in 1989 and their family home is on Achill with their teenage children Diana and Daniel.
James in his first 37 years has had an exceptional life to date. From a child, he struggled with learning difficulties, which he overcame and went on to study and earn two qualifications, one in Business and the second a Degree in Heritage studies. However James' singing was his earliest career, started at the age of seven when he gave his first solo performance in his local choir. James then started competing in singing competitions form the age of ten, winning many County titles.
Having been a member of several choirs and bands throughout his teenage years, James eventually became lead singer with his own band "Dollar Brand" until his success in the hit TV show You're A Star. You're A Star is the Irish version of American Idol, Pop Idol or X Factor. In this Irish television series, there were thousands of entrants from Ireland, America and England. After five months of television performances, James with his unique and incredible voice went all the way to the final where week after week he won the hearts of his nation.