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Background information
Origin Whalley Range, Manchester, UK
Genres Alternative rock, Britpop, Baggy, Madchester, post-punk
Labels Factory, Sire, Rough Trade, Fontana, Mercury, Sanctuary, Decca, Cooking Vinyl
Years active 1982-2001, 2007-present
Current members Jim Glennie
Tim Booth
Larry Gott
David Baynton-Power
Saul Davies
Mark Hunter
Andy Diagram

James are an English rock band from Manchester. The formed in 1982, but were most successful during the 1990s.

The band were a support act for Duran Duran in 1994.

Background informationEdit

James were formed in 1982 in Whalley Range, Manchester, when Paul Gilbertson persuaded 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, Volume Distortion, before settling on the name of Model Team International, then shortened to Model Team. After a brief period under the name Tribal Outlook, the band renamed themselves James in August 1982.

Their best-known singles include "Come Home", "Sit Down", "She's a Star" and "Laid", which also became a hit on American college radio. Following the departure of lead singer Tim Booth in 2001, the band became inactive, but reunited in January 2007 for a new album and international tour.

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