1991 was the year James truly came of age in the UK. James is comprised of vocalist/lyricist Tim Booth, bass player Jim Glennie, guitarist Larry Gott, keyboardist Mark Hunter, Andy Diagram on trumpet, Dave Baynton-Power on drums and man of many instruments Saul Davies.
Originally signed to Factory Records in 1984, James released two cult indie hits in the UK, What’s The World (later to be covered by The Smiths) and Hymn From A Village plus the Village Fire EP. In 1985, the group put out two more UK albums, Stutter and Stripmine.
In 1989, James released a live album One Man Clapping and in June 1990 released their Fontana debut, Gold Mother, which featured four hit singles.
James has headlined major shows in the UK and played alongside the likes of David Bowie and The Cure. Their first self-titled Mercury release came out last year with the singles Sit Down and How Was It For You? (both heard first on Live 105) leading the way into the US charts.
Seven, the new album from James, set to be released next month, is the record that will make the world open their eyes. Seven draws James into the forefront of that small group of important new acts who have the talent, personality and breadth of material to move into real international acclaim and appeal.
Born of Frustration, their newest single, is already being played on Live 105. This summer James will be headlining a major US tour, playing more than seven dates. And today, you can witness their first as Live 105 proudly presents James to San Francisco.