James Murnion was born and raised in Helena, Montana. In 2008, he began attending the University of Montana where he would eventually form the Pre-law Society with Brittany Harris. James obtained his bachelor's degree in philosophy in 2011. Before returning to school, he further pursued his music hobby, playing numerous festivals and shows throughout Montana and the greater northwest region. James currently attends the University of Montana School of Law in the class of 2016.