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Hey guys! Welcome to my Official Website! Be sure to check back in to see weekly updates on what James is up to.

It’s coming


So I’ve been working hard on the new single release. But life has gotten a little hectic at the moment. Performing 8 shows last week was a bit of a marathon and to top it off the last few were all performed while nursing a bad flu. But thats hasn’t slowed the pace of the upcoming release. I’m back into the studio tomorrow to do the final edits and then its time to get it mixed then out to the world. Stay tuned.  Also finally can announce the confirmation of PBR for the coming months. Also next week I will be announcing an up coming tour with a few of my good friends. Stay tuned.

Sunny Queensland


Well this week I have been lucky enough to get to spend the weekend in beautiful sunny north QLD in Cairns. After a stint of miserable weather here in brisbane it was a nice change. It was great to be able to spend some time just getting away and writing. I’ve been spending lots of time in the studio lately with a good friend of mine Michael McCartney and we are both really vibed on the new track that we have just finished. Stay tuned for that. On other news my other band up here in brisbane Redtie Band had a very successful week performing at the annual Roses in the ocean event. helping raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention. if you want to see more of Redtie Band check out. and if you’ve got a wedding or an event coming up we could even come and perform. If your on the gold coast next weekend be sure to come and see me and the whole band at Twin Towns. Its going to be a big one. 4 shows 4th to the 7th of September





Doing What I Do Best




james johnston and atlas james johnston and chloe papandrea

So after all the craziness of the X factor things have been powering on. Its been great to have been booking so many shows all across the country.I have a special announcement coming up shortly in regards to some major shows across Australia with 2 off my very good friends off the show. I’m not going to give away to much just yet but just stay tuned I think you will be happy to see who it is. And as always Ive been finding time to get into the studio and work on the new single. Can’t wait to show you all what Ive been working on.

Stay tuned and thanks for all the support





The end is only the beginning!


Hey Guys!

So X factor is over for me… but good news is I’m only just getting started!!

I want to start by saying thank you to everyone for the massive support throughout the last few weeks. It really has been quite overwhelming to know there is so many people out there following my music journey. It’s been great to see so many people come out of the woodworks that have seen me perform all across Australia and offer their support for this stage in my career.

I’ve learnt a lot in the past 5 years working hard to pursue my dreams and I’ve been lucky enough to make my living from music throughout that process and the X factor experience has only furthered my passion for what I love. If you should know one thing about me, it’s that I don’t give up (I’m kind of stubborn like that). I’m back in the studio recording in the coming weeks, with the new single set for release in early September. I have just signed a national publicist and radio promoter to get my new music out across the country. I’m booking shows currently all across Australia and even overseas and I’ve just launched my very own entertainment business here in Brisbane called so I would love for you to check that out.

I had the time of my life on the X Factor journey, and getting to visit New York and sing in front of Jennifer Lopez was by far a major highlight! I only hope that I get to continue to have such incredible experiences moving forward. 

Thanks again for all the love, it means the world! :))

james NY



Hold On We’re Going Home – James Johnston – Drake Cover


Hey guys,

Here’s my video the latest song performance on X Factor. Make sure you grab your copy on Itunes and Spotify.

Thanks so much for everybody’s support. I hope you enjoy it!

James Johnston

The competition is heating up




So after last nights performance myself and the under 25 boys are off to a bit of a rough start. With some harsh comets from the judges we certainly have our work cut out for us at the next performance rounds. I was back out on the road this week with a performance at north haven bowling club down near my home town. It was a great to night and was fantastic to see some old and new faces at the show. I am in the process of putting together some shows atm for the next few months with some of the other guys off x factor in all major centres so stay tuned.



Back in the studio


So this week has been a bit of a roller coaster, from booking in a heap of shows to being back in the studio it really has been an exciting ride since being back on the Tv. Pre production has started on the new single and I couldn’t be happier with the way it’s all coming together. Its a bit of new direction for me with an underlying folk country feel coming through with the new sound.
The support from everyone has been incredible, from getting back in touch with old fans and having some new faces to chat to it has been great having so much support going into this new chapter of my career. I am loving to getting to speak to all of you on Facebook, twitter etc so keep it coming and stay tuned for some new updates on my new music.


James Johnston

X Factor Performance


Just in case you missed it here is last night performance from the x factor Australia. Make sure you sign up to get my free download at  

James on the X Factor 2014



X factor Australia

X factor Australia

So it has finally be announced. This year I will be competing on the X Factor Australia. I can’t wait to share the journey with you all as I go through the show. There is also a lot  to look forward to in the coming weeks, from brand new youtube videos to brand new original material plus lots more its all happening. Be sure to check back on this site regularly to see the latest news and updates and follow James on his journey on channel 7 and be watching the x factor. As always, Thanks for the support. James

Exciting News + clue?


So in the next week I will be announcing some exciting news in the world of James Johnston. Something I haven’t been able to share up until now. So stay tuned for that. But this week has been a busy one. I’ve been preparing to hop back into the studio, so frantically writing and recording demos to try and get the new sound. Ive also got the latest edits of the new youtube clips I will be releasing in the coming weeks back, and I couldn’t be happier with what elijah has created. So there is plenty happening.

Make sure you stay tuned and sign up to my mailing list to get exclusive updates and offers from me personally.

Much love.



here is a little clue:


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