Bret James Johnson (born 18 December 1985) is an American singer-songwriter based in Orange County, CA.

Bret was born in Long Beach CA,where he grew up listening to his mentors hip hop records and was drawn to blues and soul (Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder), which eventually led to interests in Raggae, R&B and Rock . Though Bret took up the guitar and drums as a youngster, he eventually placed an emphasis on singing and songwriting, playing open mic nights with original material around the city.

In highschool, Bret was also the founder and lead guitarist for the internationally touring band A Heartwell Ending. His group in high school ended up touring and launching with other successful groups including A Day To Remember, We The Kings, I Am Ghost, A Skylit Drive and many more. After a 4 year stretch Bret decided to leave the band before they signed to MySpace records and relaunching as Call The Cops. Bret pursued his passions and started a new group as a singer under the name The Union Sound and was lucky enough to tour, open and perform with acts like Far East Movement, Shiny Toy Guns, Shwayze, 2 Live Crew and many more.

Bret James has also produced and written songs for several well known groups and is now in the process of writing and recording his personal debut album.