James Young

Mandolin, Vocals & Songwriting

James (Jay, J.) Young – In addition to working as a professional designer (plus being an art nerd), I also make music as a Boston-area Mandolin player, vocalist, & aspiring songwriter.

I play in the band Peter O’Halloran & The Hired Men, and also collaborate with The Dogmatics. Sometimes, I get to help Rum Bar Records design stuff.

Recent Music Projects

The Magic Room Theatre – Oct 15, 2021

The Magic Room Theatre – Oct 15, 2021

On Friday, October 21, 2021, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics at The Magic Room Theatre in Norwood, MA. The event is being billed as "Legends of Rock: Dogmatics, Gypsy Moths, Conor Henry and Kevin Michael". Get Tickets and Directions

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The New World Tavern – Aug 21, 2021

The New World Tavern – Aug 21, 2021

On Saturday, Aug 21, 2021, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics at The New World Tavern in Plymouth, MA. The Dogmatics The Shang Hi Los The New Frustrations Get tickets in advance and pick up a free compilation CD when you arrive at the venue.

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The Dogmatics Back Catalogue Artwork

The Dogmatics Back Catalogue Artwork

Over the last decade or so, I've had the chance to work with the band The Dogmatics on different illustration and design projects. These have included things like show posters, "merch" graphics (t-shirts, clothing, stickers, pins, etc.), and album artwork. Here's a...

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Band Logo Reboot and CD Label Design for The Lemon Drop Gang

Band Logo Reboot and CD Label Design for The Lemon Drop Gang

I collaborated with The Lemon Drop Gang on some of the design assets related to their recent full album and single releases on Rum Bar Records. I redesigned their band logo based on some past concepts, did some hand lettering for their single release "Georgie", and...

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The Hired Men Practice Recordings released on Rum Bar Records

The Hired Men Practice Recordings released on Rum Bar Records

Our band Peter O'Halloran & The Hired Men has been playing in some shape or form since around 2008. We perform at a small number of live venues each year due to the varied personal lives of all the members. Therefore we’ve never had the opportunity to get into a...

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“She’s the One” Music Video by The Dogmatics

“She’s the One” Music Video by The Dogmatics

This is a follow on to an earlier post about The Dogmatics latest EP on Rum Bar Records. The band recently released a video for the first single "She's the One". This was another fun effort to participate in. The excellent garage rock aesthetic was the creative...

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