James Everett – Can’t Take The World

“The well-known James Everett has followed a different path with this production, leaving back the Cinematic sound in which we were used to. Balanced Chamber Pop, packed with strong feelings and the artist's personal touch. Thumbs up for the heartwarming vocals and artistic clip too.”




James is a composer, producer, and writer of scores and music for film and TV. His first feature "Bad Day For The Cut", Directed by Chris Baugh, was a highlight at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and well received. He then went on to score "The Dig" (Directed by Ryan and Andy Tohill) which premiered at The 2018 Galway Film Fleadh and won best film. Since then he has scored much more including the documentary "The Dakota Entrapment Tapes" by award-winning Director Trevor Birney and the BBC drama "Counsel". James' most recent score for the film "Back Medicine" (Directed by Colum Eastwood)was released in 2021.

Before becoming a film composer James wrote and produced EDM and commercial club music. He has remixed and produced artists P!nk, Flo-Rida, Samantha Mumba, Cascada and worked with a number of DJs and Producers. He produced and co-wrote the 2006 Hit "Dancing In The Dark" performed by Jessy De Smet. He was one half of the Hard Trance act 'Electroheadz', whose singles were played by world-renowned DJs worldwide. Their biggest single "No Sleep", sampled The Beastie Boys track "No Sleep Till Brooklyn".

In 2011 James took the music career change to bring him where he is today... his passion for film. He scored his first short "Mr Happy" in 2013 and from there scored numerous short films and adverts before his first feature in 2016.

James plays a variety of instruments on his scores including the piano, guitar, clarinet, and electric cello.

In 2022 James will release his first non Film/Tv related single, "Can't Take The World" featuring local artist Ryan Simpson.

Throughout 2022 James plans on working with multiple artists on original songs!

Reviewed by Nagamag on March 15, 2022