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The Rock-itt : November 2011
A few issues back I received a demo CD from James Lange, front man for Beaches’ band “The Lange Theory.” After spending a relaxed Sunday afternoon lying back on the sofa listening to this demo, I decided to do a small exposé on the band and in doing so introduce them to our Rock-itt music buffs. But a week later the songs from that demo were still playing inside my head, which prompted me to contact the band and ask if they would like to be our feature band for November. They agreed and so here they are front cover and all. James, Mitch, Dean and Billy......... “The Lange Theory” James Lange started playing guitar at the age of 9 and was singing long before he can rem ember. He first began performing with Mitch in year 6, though at the time Mitch was on drums and only later found his calling when he started playing sweet and sexy melodic lines on the bass. Taking out the year 6 talent quest was an extreme confidence boost for them both, and the music dream was born. In James’ first performance at high school he began to feel extremely nervous in front of all the older kids. Angus Stone saw his face, as pale as could be and stepped in to help with the vocals, which was much needed and appreciated. Then in year 11/12 James was accepted into the Talent Development Program, where his skills and personality flourished in the midst of so many amazing musicians. In Year 12 he was asked to write a song with John Foremen and three other students from around NSW, for the national Music Count Us In Program. “Meeting and performing our song with Peter Garrett and John Farnham in front of hundreds of thousands of school children around Australia,” James says, “was a dream come true”. Throughout that year he began jamming with Billy, and soon