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Birth Place: Whalley Range, Manchester, England
Years Active: 1981–2001, 2007–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Britpop, Madchester

James is a British rock band from Manchester, England. They formed in 1982 and were active throughout the 1980s, but most successful during the 1990s. Following the departure of lead singer Tim Booth in 2001, the band became inactive but re-formed in January 2007, returning for a new album and international tour. To the date, the band has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. James was formed in 1982 in Whalley Range, Manchester, when Paul Gilbertson convinced his friend Jim Glennie to buy a bass guitar and form a band with him. Their line-up solidified with the acquisition of Gavan Whelan on drums. They played a string of gigs under the names Venereal and The Diseases and, later, Volu... Continue Bio >>


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