In 2006, at the age of 17, James Byous came to Los Angeles to chase his dream of being a musician. He arrived by way of scholarship and student loans to an acting school, his ultimate goal to play and sing his own songs on his guitar and be discovered. After school, James would go and play his guitar on the street corners of Hollywood to make money. When he graduated acting school, James became disheartened by the audition process and began working a series of odd jobs before eventually becoming homeless. Living on friends’ couches and out of his van, James kept his dream alive and continues to sing his heart out on the streets of Los Angeles to this day.