Long time resident of musical obscurity, Jamie Acheson, is slowly but surely becoming one of South Africa’s most beloved writers of songs that no one has heard. Armed with his maverick ‘machete’, guitar style, he has been jestering on stages small, medium and large around the country over the span of two full-length, independently released albums.


‘The Butcher’s Knife’, in 2012 and ‘Into The Night’ from 2014. Having played, raged and toured here, there and everywhere with a line-up as a big band and also a little band, 2016 sees the return of Naming James as mostly a solo performer, but not limited to having the odd guest or two. This choice of fresh direction is so that the offering of new lyrical melodies can breathe and fulfill the promise to be some of his most imaginative songs yet…



Naming James – “Free”

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