James Little (1973-1975)
Entertainment Industry Agent
James was one of Hereford Sixth Form College’s first students. He studied A Levels in English, French and German.
Since leaving College, James has worked almost entirely in the entertainment industry. In the late Seventies, James, known as Jim Solar, was bass guitarist in the cult punk/new wave band Spizz Energi.
The band had a handful of Indie hits on Rough Trade Records and then A&M Records. Their most well known hit being Where’s Captain Kirk?
Spizz Energi toured all over Europe and North America.
Later James joined Sony Music as an A&R man working with various top acts of the day.
Wikipedia says, “Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division at a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and songwriters. Also acting as a liaison between artists and the record label or publishing company.”
Following this, James got into music video and commercials production at various companies in London, most notably Saatchi & Saatchi.
In 2005, James set up his own talent agency www.screen-talent.com in London with an affiliate office in Los Angeles.
He represents people who work behind the camera, such as designers, cinematographers and editors including a number of BAFTA and Oscar winners and nominees.
Jim Solar (James) in Spizz Energi (second in, from the right)