An Encounter with James Cook of Delphic

Posted by The G on October 2, 2010 under Encounters with G | 3 Comments to Read

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James Cook - Lead Singer of Delphic and G

Earlier this year, I caught the band Delphic’s first gig in New York (possibly their first ever gig in the US) and I loved it.  I met the band before they hit the stage and they were all so nice to me.  I’ve been listening to their album “Acolyte” a lot since that show and it has definitely secured a spot in my top ten favorite albums of 2010 list.  Naturally, when I found out Delphic was coming back to New York, I knew I had to be there.  They played at Terminal 5 on October 1, 2010 supporting Temper Trap. Delphic’s set was epic and the crowd was really into it as well.  A review, images and video of my favorite track “Red Lights” will be coming soon so stay tuned.

Mid-way through watching Temper Trap, I felt I’d seen all I needed to see and decided to focus on getting my “Acolyte” CD autographed.  As my good fortune would have it, I ran right into lead singer James Cook almost immediately after I set out on my pursuit.  He was making a call and as I walked past him, my brain recognized him so I waved.  He waved back with that “I know you from somewhere look.”  As soon as he was off the phone, we chatted for a bit and he was so nice!  He remembered taking a photo with me once before and even remembered that I write a music and arts blog!  I got the chance to gush at how much I love Delphic and he was extremely gracious.  He told me about the making of the CD cover and what the next leg of their tour entails.  He took a photo with both myself as well as my friend and signed our cds.  As he handed mine back, he said “This is for you Geoffrey, according to D.”  I said “but my website is called ‘according to G.’  He said “‘D’ is for Delphic.”

I think I am in love!  In a totally platonic way, of course.  James, a million thanks again for putting on such a great show with your mates and for being such a truly nice person!  I wish the sun, moon and stars for you and for Delphic.

In other Delphic news, go to their official site and by signing up on their mailing list, you can download a free 4-track EP that features 1 unreleased song, 1 extended version (that’s 12 minutes of heaven), and 2 remixes the band has done for Phoenix and Everything Everything.  Get this EP while supplies last.

According 2 Delphic! "Acolyte" is out now! GET IT!!!!!

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  • Delphic live at Terminal 5 | According to G said,

    […] done for other artists (Phoenix, Everything Everything). I highly recommend it! As you’ve already read, I met lead singer James Cook after the set and he was a delightful person! This was a night for […]

  • George said,

    Great story G! Really cool.

  • Mary said,

    Aww, that’s so sweet!

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