- Endorsing Artist : Ernie Ball, LaBella Strings
- Detroit, MI
- Current Setup:
- 66' Precision Bass, 73' Jazz Bass, 60's Jazz unlined fretless, 3 band StingRay 4, 70's 5 string style Jazz w/EMGs, 30's Kay Upright, Eden WT405, LDS 1x10, Eden 1x12, Eden XLT 4x10, Ampeg 810, REDDI DI, Wolfbox 4, and many other handmade DI's under the direction of Motown engineer, Ed Wolfrum.
- Gigs, Bands, & Ensembles:
- Bass player for all tracks on the American Bible Challenge game show, The Brothers Groove, Saint Cecilia, Zap Toro and various sessions, jingles with a handful of theater through Local 5 Detroit. Toured with The Lion King and has performed with David Sanborn, Bob James, Kid Rock, Arturo Sandoval and Patti Smith.
- Influences and Teachers:
- Christ, Jamerson, Jaco, Duck Dunn, David Hood, Tommy Cogbill, Ron Carter, Jerry Jermont, Chuck Rainey, Louis Johnson, Tony Levin, Neil Stubenhaus, and most all 4 string players that play from the gut.
James Simonson is not a member of any public groups