Robert James is essentially recognised as a guitarist and songwriter. With the release of his first solo album "Suzannah Suite", his emotive voice and orchestration skills have come to the fore. His unique guitar style is evident on the recordings of seminal Australian band GANGgajang. Their song, "Sounds Of Then" (This Is Australia) has become an Australian classic. His guitar playing has coloured dozens of other albums by Australian artists, as have his songs -most notably several albums by Wendy Matthews.