Joshua Petaway was born July 2nd, 1998 in Denver, Colorado. He spent and grew up most of his life in Houston, Texas, and formed the alias James Adams. He is a classically trained singer and pianist, with a love for rock and hip-hop, and taught himself at the age of 12 to play guitar and bass as well. His music is an effortless fusion of hip hop power house of Hospin, Joyner Lucas, and Snow Tha Product to rock legends like Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, and Evanescence. This has helped him to channel his ideas, and allowed him to create an original sound all his own.