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James LaBrie

James LaBrie

Real/full name:
Kevin James LaBrie
60 (born May 5th, 1963)
Place of birth:
Canada (Penetanguishene, Ontario)


Started playing drums at age 5. By his mid-teens, he was a member of several bands as a front man that attempted singing and/or drumming. He stopped playing drums at age 17 and in 1981, at age 18, he moved to Toronto to further his musical pursuits.

After stints with various bands, LaBrie became the vocalist for the glam metal band Winter Rose, who released their self-titled album in 1989.


LaBrie's first name is Kevin. He switched to his middle name, James, when he joined Dream Theater.

He is the father of Chance LaBrie.

James revealed in an October 2021 interview with The Metal Voice that he was offered to replace Bruce Dickinson in Iron Maiden, but turned it down in order to focus on Dream Theater, so the gig went to Blaze Bayley of Wolfsbane instead.

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Dream Theater

Vocals (lead) (1991-present)

1992 Images and Words Vocals, Lyrics (track 3)
1992 Pull Me Under (Single) Vocals
1993 Live (Single) Vocals
1993 Images and Words: Live in Tokyo (Video) Vocals
1993 Another Day (Single) Vocals
1993 Live at the Marquee (Live album) Vocals (lead)
1994 The Silent Man (Single) Vocals
1994 Wach auf! (Split) Vocals
1994 Awake Songwriting (tracks 1-5, 7-10), Vocals, Lyrics (track 2)
1994 Lie (Single) Vocals
1995 Tears (Single) Vocals (lead)
1995 A Change of Seasons (EP) Vocals (lead)
1996 Fan Club Christmas CD 1996 (Compilation) Vocals
1997 Hollow Years (Single) Vocals
1997 Falling into Infinity Lyrics (track 10), Vocals
1997 Fan Club Christmas CD 1997 (Compilation) Vocals (lead)
1998 Touring into Infinity and Beyond (Single) Vocals
1998 Live Bonus Tracks (Single) Vocals
1998 Once in a Livetime (Live album) Vocals
1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory Lyrics (track 10), Vocals (lead)
2000 Through Her Eyes (Single) Vocals (lead)
2000 Fan Club Christmas CD 2000 (Compilation) Vocals (lead)
2001 Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York (Video) Vocals (lead)
2001 Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York (Video) Vocals
2001 Live Scenes from New York (Live album) Vocals (lead), Percussion
2002 The ATCO Demos (Demo) Vocals
2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence Vocals (lead), Lyrics (Disc 1: tracks 2, 5)
2003 Los Angeles, California 5/18/98 (Live album) Vocals
2003 Train of Thought Lyrics (track 5), Vocals
2003 Graspop Festival 2002 (Live album) Vocals
2004 Master of Puppets (Live album) Vocals
2004 Tokyo, Japan 10/28/95 (Live album) Vocals
2004 Live at Budokan (Video) Vocals (lead)
2004 Live at Budokan (Live album) Vocals
2004 A Sort of Homecoming (Fan Club CD 2004) (Compilation) Vocals (lead)
2005 A Walk Beside the Band (Video) Vocals
2005 The Number of the Beast (Live album) Vocals
2005 When Dream and Day Reunite (Live album) Vocals
2005 When Dream and Day Reunite (Video) Vocals
2005 Octavarium Lyrics (tracks 7, 8), Vocals (lead)
2006 Romavarium (Fan Club DVD 2006) (Video) Vocals
2006 Old Bridge, New Jersey 12/14/96 (Live album) Vocals
2006 Awake Demos 1994 (Demo) Vocals
2006 Dark Side of the Moon (Live album) Vocals
2006 Dark Side of the Moon (Video) Vocals
2006 Score - 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra (Live album) Vocals
2006 Score - 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra (Video) Vocals
2007 Forsaken (Single) Vocals
2007 Forsaken / Set the World on Fire (Split) Vocals (lead)
2007 Systematic Chaos Vocals (lead), Lyrics (track 6)
2007 New York City 3/4/93 (Live album) Vocals
2007 Made in Japan (Live album) Vocals
2007 Bucharest, Romania 7/4/02 (Video) Vocals
2008 Forsaken EP (EP) Vocals
2008 Chaos in Motion 2007-2008 (Video) Vocals
2009 Stargazer (Single) Vocals
2009 Tenement Funster / Flick of the Wrist / Lily of the Valley (Single) Vocals
2009 Odyssey (Single) Vocals
2009 Take Your Fingers from My Hair (Single) Vocals
2009 Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part II (Single) Vocals
2009 Black Clouds & Silver Linings Vocals (lead)
2009 Uncovered 2003-2005 (Live album) Vocals
2009 Santiago, Chile 12/6/05 (Video) Vocals
2009 Progressive Nation 2008 (Live album) Vocals
2009 Wither (EP) Vocals
2010 God of War: Blood & Metal (Split) Vocals
2011 On the Backs of Angels (Single) Vocals
2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events Songwriting (tracks 2, 3, 7), Lyrics (track 7), Vocals
2013 The Enemy Inside (Single) Vocals
2013 Along for the Ride (Single) Vocals
2013 Dream Theater Songwriting (tracks 2, 3, 5-7, 9), Vocals
2013 Live at Luna Park (Live album) Vocals
2013 Happy Holidays (Live album) Vocals
2014 Illumination Theory (EP) Vocals
2014 Breaking the Fourth Wall (Live from the Boston Opera House) (Live album) Vocals
2016 The Astonishing Vocals
2016 Our New World (Single) Vocals
2018 Untethered Angel (Single) Vocals
2019 Fall into the Light (Single) Vocals
2019 Paralyzed (Single) Vocals
2019 Distance over Time Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 7, 8, 10)
2020 Distant Memories - Live in London (Live album) Vocals
2021 Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Images and Words - Live in Japan, 2017 (Live album) Vocals
2021 The Alien (Single) Vocals
2021 Invisible Monster (Single) Vocals
2021 A View from the Top of the World Lyrics (tracks 1, 2), Vocals
2022 Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Awake Demos (1994) (Demo) Vocals (lead)
2022 ...and Beyond - Live in Japan, 2017 (Live album) Vocals (lead)
2022 Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Live in Berlin (2019) (Live album) Vocals (lead)
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James LaBrie

Vocals (2005-present)

2005 Elements of Persuasion Vocals
2008 Prime Cuts (Split) Vocals
2010 Static Impulse Vocals (lead)
2013 Impermanent Resonance Vocals
2014 I Will Not Break (EP) Vocals
2022 Devil in Drag (Single) Vocals
2022 Give and Take (Single) Vocals
2022 Am I Right (Single) Vocals
2022 Beautiful Shade of Grey Vocals

Symphony North


True Symphonic Rockestra

Rock Tenor (2006-present)

Coney Hatch

Vocals (1986-?)


Vocals (2003-2004)

2003 Unweaving the Rainbow Vocals



1999 Keep It to Yourself Vocals (backing), Vocals
2001 Warzone XIII (The Dream Theater Projects) (Split) Vocals
2001 Mullmuzzler 2 Vocals

Nightmare Cinema

As Abdul Matahari:
Vocals (1997-1999)

Winter Rose



2004 Day Eleven: Love (Single) Vocals (tracks 1-3)
2004 The Human Equation Vocals [as Me]
2005 Come Back to Me (Single) Vocals (track 1)
2016 The Theater Equation (Video) Vocals (as Me)
2017 The Source Vocals [as The Historian]

Eden's Curse

2011 No Holy Man (Single) Vocals
2011 Trinity Vocals (track 4)


2021 Escape of the Phoenix Vocals (track 5)

Explorers Club

1998 Age of Impact Vocals (lead) (tracks 3, 5)
2002 Raising the Mammoth Vocals (lead)

Fates Warning

1991 Parallels Vocals (backing) (track 2)

Jordan Rudess

2019 Wired for Madness Vocals (track 2)


2004 The Art of Live (Video) Vocals (Track 15)
2004 The Art of Live (Live album) Vocals (Track 15)


2009 Snowfall on Judgment Day Vocals (Track 7)

Shadow Gallery

1998 Tyranny Vocals (Track 8)

Timo Tolkki's Avalon

2021 The Enigma Birth Vocals (track 5)

James LaBrie

2005 Elements of Persuasion Producer
2010 Static Impulse Producer
2013 Impermanent Resonance Co-Producer
2022 Devil in Drag (Single) Producer
2022 Give and Take (Single) Producer
2022 Am I Right (Single) Producer
2022 Beautiful Shade of Grey Arrangements (vocal) (track 7), Lyrics (tracks 1-5, 7-9), Producer


1999 Keep It to Yourself Art concepts, Producer
2001 Mullmuzzler 2 Producer
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