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Background information
Origin Whalley Range, Manchester, England
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
New Wave
Years active 1982—2001
Label(s) Decca Music Group
Sanctuary Records
Mercury Records
Sire Records
Fontana Records
Rough Trade Records
Website Website
Tim Booth
Jim Glennie
Larry Gott
Saul Davies
Mark Hunter
David Baynton-Power
Andy Diagram
Former members
Adrian Oxaal
Paul Gilbertson
Gavan Whelan
Michael Kulas

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James Overview


James are an English rock band from Manchester. They formed in 1982 and were active throughout the 1980s, but most successful during the 1990s. Their hit singles include "Sit Down" and "Laid". 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.

The Morning After (2010) The Night Before (2010) Hey Ma (2008) Getting Away With It... Live (2002) Pleased To Meet You (2001) Millionaires (1999) Whiplash (1997) Wah Wah (1994) Laid (1993) Seven (1992)

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James Announce December UK Tour

April 20, 2010
James have announced details of December UK tour, which gets underway with two dates in London. The band will play the Hammersmith Apollo on December 9 and Brixton Academy on December 10.  Read more 

James: 'Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter Because Of iTunes'

April 15, 2010
James frontman Tim Booth says the band are releasing two mini-albums instead of a full record partially to cater for the shorter attention spans of music consumers in the digital age. The indie veterans release their first mini-album, 'The Night Before', on Monday (April 19th) and will follow this up with 'The Morning After' later this year.  Read more 

James Announce Mini Album Tracklisting, Release Date

March 15, 2010
James are to release the first of two mini albums next month, it's been announced. 'The Night Before' features seven new songs and was produced by Lee 'Muddy' Baker.  Read more 

James, Bombay Bicycle Club Join Isle Of Wight Festival Line-Up

March 10, 2010
Bombay Bicycle Club have been added to the line-up for this summer's Isle of Wight festival. The event, which takes place at Seaclose Park from July 11-13, will also feature James and Ocean Colour Scene.  Read more 

James Announce April 2010 UK Tour, Mini Album Details

December 1, 2009
James have unveiled details of a UK tour for next April which includes a date at London's Royal Albert Hall. Dubbed 'The Mirrorball Tour', the band will play 10 dates across the land in support of their new mini album 'The Night Before' out in spring.  Read more 

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