James Cobb is an 18-year-old tenor from the Woking area. He studies with Veronica Veysey-Campbell at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. As well as performing as a soloist, James sings in various choirs. He is a member of the National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain and has sung with them at many locations and performed solos at Tonbridge Chapel and Truro Cathedral. James is in his final year at Reed's School Cobham, where he is an academic and music scholar. With the school choir, James has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, St. Paul's Cathedral and St. John's Smith Square. In 2015/2016, James won the "Most Promising Young Singer" award at the Woking Music Festival and also won a summer school bursary from the committee. The bursary allowed James to attend a vocal course in Aberystwyth which is offered by invitation only. Here James had lessons with singers of all ages and at different stages of their careers which he found inspirational.
In February 2016, James also reached the final of the Gordon Turner Memorial Prize which is held at RCMJD but adjudicated independently. Here James was judged to be the only vocal finalist and one of the top six musicians from all disciplines at the college under the age of 18.