Stereo Kicks' James Graham makes singing comeback with Sam Smith cover

Published Wednesday, Nov 18 2015, 12:12 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Stereo Kicks star James Graham has made a singing comeback, covering Sam Smith's James Bond theme song 'Writing's On The Wall'.

Since Stereo Kicks announced to go their separate ways four months ago, the boys (James, Casey Johnson, Tom Mann, Charlie Jones, Chris Leonard, Reece Bibby, Barclay Beales and Jake Sims) have all been working on their own individual music projects.

Jake revealed his plans to go more urban, Casey and Tom have teamed up as a duo and now, James has given fans a taste of what he has been working on lately.

Keen to get his vocals back out there, the X Factor star has recorded covers for his fans to watch on YouTube, with his first seeing him take on Sam Smith.

And while it may have been a very brave choice to sing not only a song by Sam, but the new James Bond theme... it's safe to say James totally nails it. He sounds pretty incredible, right?

Taking to Twitter yesterday (17 November), James showed off his efforts and tweeting a link to his new video, he told fans: "Soooooo everyone here is my first official cover!! Hope you enjoy!"

After seeing his post, his former bandmates were quick to compliment him on the track.

Casey said: " AMAZING COVER!!! Smashed it James as always bro." While Reece tweeted: "Everyone go listen to @itsjamesgraham sing writing on the wall by @samsmithworld best singer I've ever met and deserves to go all the way."

James' cover isn't the first time he has performed solo, as shortly after Stereo Kicks announced their split, he took to the stage on his own to perform at an event held to celebrate music mogul Pete Waterman's lengthy career.

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Stereo Kicks shocked fans by announcing they had come to the end of the road back in July.

At the time, the boys revealed they had been struggling to get signed by a record label, so have decided to now go their separate ways.

Penning an open message for their legion of fans, the eight piece wrote: "We have learnt first-hand just how tough the industry is as an unsigned act. Unfortunately, due to these circumstances, we are no longer able to carry on as a band.

"We have considered endless ways of how we might try to make this work, but it is logistically impossible for us to continue as Stereo Kicks."

They aren't the only X Factor group who have had to call it quits since appearing on the show last year, as Only The Young announced earlier this month that they too have now split.

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