James Calleo
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James Calleo

Hoboken, NJ | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Hoboken, NJ | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Folk Rock


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“Take the best of James Taylor and the spirit of the Grateful Dead and you have the wonder that is James Calleo.” Dave Entwistle, Booker at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ - David Entwistle

"TLN Spotlight Series"

"James Calleo is a gifted songwriter who covers universal topics of being, understanding and love. - The Latest Noise

"Hoboken’s James Calleo Releases Self-Titled Album"

Calleo’s music, inspired by his travels around the country and the world, is deceptively mellow; most songs start of with easygoing guitar strumming and then slowly build into something multi-layered and surprising. They sway and swagger confidently, and at the release party you could almost see people unconsciously start to respond—swaying in place at first, then forgetting where they were and giving in, finding themselves in the midst of a dancefloor. - Hoboken Life


Still working on that hot first release.



​   James Calleo is a band comprised of a rotating cast behind singer/songwriter James Calleo. Founded in 2016, James has been years upon years in the making. Emotional songs, at times vocally reminiscent of Jeff Buckley, bring together the challenges and triumphs of this songwriters life. Whether it was growing up in Japan and New Jersey, living amongst Texas Country in San Marcos, battling the rainy season in Tacoma, Washington, hitchhiking the Pacific Coast Highway, backpacking through India, the plethora of experience has created this music. James found solace back in his home state of New Jersey. In the past two years he has become an active member of the Hoboken music scene, playing at local clubs like Maxwells Tavern. James is currently recording their debut album with his yoga teacher and Grammy Award winner, Ben Wisch. The eight song debut is full of layers and added color creating a very warm and organic atmosphere that can be taken anywhere. Acoustically written, and electrically driven. 

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