James Hardy started singing at the age of 8 in the church' children's choir and continued singing over the next 7 years in the Youth, Men and Mass choir. At age 13 he was introduced to the world of Opera where he learned and studied the 3 Tenors with Luciano Pavarotti as his primary vocal inspiration
At 15 years old he and his mom briefly attended another ministry where he directed a small choir for their music department. In the summer of 1998 he attended the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music to study opera and it was there that he met his vocal teacher who (impressed with his raw talent and potential) spent the next 2 years teaching him the basic foundations and principles of singing correctly. At age 16 he acted and sung the lead role in his first musical rendition of the famous Christmas Russian Ballet "The Nutcracker".
James continued singing lead Tenor roles in various Opera Productions. In 2006 gala "Everyone loves Opera", in 2007 "Die Fledermaus", in 2008 "Cosi Fan Tutte" in "2009 "Don Giovanni", in 2013 "Opera Gala at the Dickens Fair" and another opera production of "Cosi Fan Tutte". He has also done a few entertainment venues singing with a few opera colleagues in a comedic version of the "3 Tenors".
Aside from his classical background, James has done various mix tape albums along with studio work training as an engineer and mixer. He has also trained singers in one on one sessions as well as groups, and praise teams at various churches and assisted in vocal training students in college during a semester. He has done backup vocals for various Christian Gospel Artists and Rappers at places such as Capital Records in Hollywood and does all of his own backup vocals for his songs. He has performed on various gospel TV shows and other Christian venues. Currently He also leads praise and worship for various ministries and on his spare time writes and creates his own lyrics and melodies to lift up the name of Jesus.
James has traveled to and sung in various parts of the World. Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Canada, Germany and Poland.
James Hardy has also displayed talents in other areas of entertainment. He was co-host on a part of a radio show from 2014 -2015. He has created and produced 2 films and is finishing up his 3rd film which is in a trilogy. He has also done interviews with many individuals who were running for politics and others of various professional fields and expertise.
James has currently been nominated for GCMA (Gospel Choice Music awards) and VOGMA (Voices of Gospel Music Awards). He is doing a radio tour and is now on the billboards.