Welcome / fáilte

Hi, I’m James, and you’ve found my corner of the Internet. 👋

I’m the CEO and Co-Founder of Encore, one of the world’s largest online booking platforms for musicians.

I’m also a musician myself and a competitive Ironman triathlete.

Here’s you’ll find my writing and musings on all of the above, as well as details on the various projects I’m working on and the speaking and advisory services I offer.

My first Ironman (Part 1 of 2)

I completed my first Ironman last weekend. Finally! Why does writing those words fill me with such an intense amount…

2 months into my Ironman Training Regime (#RoadToIronman series)

Last year, I was supposed to race in Ironman Wales – an epic triathlon race that was naturally cancelled due…

How to perform live music on Clubhouse

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been performing live “piano bar” sessions on Clubhouse from 10pm to 1am on…

Completing an Ironman – Why Bother?

Answering a question that I get asked a LOT.

Forward Thinking Founders Podcast interview

Had a lot of fun being interviewed by Mat Sherman on his podcast, Forward Thinking Founders, about: 📈 how the first week…

My 2019 in Triathlon – From Zero to Half Ironman in 9 months

In the last twelve months, I’ve gone from having absolutely no triathlon experience and barely being able to swim a…

Athens

A humbling experience. One of the greatest and the worst runs of my life. Flying until 25km and on track…