James Lindsay comes from Inverurie in the heart of Aberdeenshire. He began playing music in secondary school and quickly got involved with the local music scene as a Bass guitarist and Double Bassist and at the same time gaining an interest in composing and arranging. In 2007 James went onto further study at Strathclyde University in Glasgow to undertake their BA Applied Music Degree. The move provided him the opportunity to get involved with the burgeoning folk, funk and jazz scenes in the city while at the same time studying classical technique at university.
Since then James has built up an impressive roster of achievements as a bass player and arranger including trips to Canada, Europe and all over the UK. As well as this he has become known as a versatile session bass player, equally at home with Folk, Jazz, Rock, Funk and Classical styles. When not playing with Man’s Ruin, James likes to keep himself busy regularly playing with other musical acts including Breabach, Hamish Napier Quintet, Daniel Thorpe Trio, The Shetland Bus and Skalder. He also works as part of the Live Music Now Organisation with the Bill Flemming Jazz Quartet.