- Endorsing Artist : Ernie Ball, LaBella Strings
- Detroit, MI
- Current Setup:
- 66' Precision Bass, 73' Jazz Bass, 60's Jazz unlined fretless, 66' Kent Hollowbody, 30's Kay Upright, Ampeg PF800, LDS 1x10, Ampeg BR100, 70's B-15 bottom, AMP 260, SWR Interstellar Overdrive Pre, 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. On most of Dennis Coffey's latest release and on all of Jermey Spencer's (Fleetwood Mac) latest dbl. album.
- Influences and Teachers:
- Christ, Dad, Jeff Dalton, Max Janowsky, Johnnie Bassett, 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