Growing up in Apple River, IL, lead singer James Robinson credits his dad with many of his fundamental music influences, from listening to classic rock and metal together to playing in his first band as a guitarist in which his dad was the vocalist. During high school, he began to work on his own vocal skills and also started writing music, and then continued to perform as both a guitarist/bassist and vocalist in multiple bands throughout college. After college, he started his own band, Silent Redemption, as the lead singer. James brings an extensive vocal range to 9th Planet Out, alternating between beautiful melodic tones and deep metal screams. Outside of his bands, he enjoys music production and mixing, history, and learning about the complexities of large engineering projects.