Gary James

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Harry James
Harry James with Cregan & Co at Bournemouth Pier Approach.jpg
Background information
Born (1960-12-14) December 14, 1960 (age 56)
Genres Hard rock, melodic rock
Instruments drums
Years active 1980s-–present
Associated acts Magnum

Gary Harry James, popularly known as 'Harry' James (born 14 December 1960 in England) is a British drummer best known for his work with hard rock band Thunder and melodic rock band Magnum.

James began playing drums at age 8, following in the footsteps of his father. He played his first gig in his early teens. Popular with rock fans as much for his cheerful persona as for his powerhouse drumming, he was previously a member of 1980s group Terraplane, along with future Thunder members Luke Morley and Danny Bowes.

He also plays drums with Snakecharmer, Cregan & Co and London blues-rock act Bad Influence. He has performed live on stage with The Ian Gillan Band, Graham Bonnet, Don Airey, Mick Ralphs, Paul Young and made a guest appearance playing drums for UK the prog rock band Breathing Space.

In the studio, as well as his extensive back catalogue with Thunder and Magnum, Harry has contributed to work by Don Airey, Russ Ballard, Shadowman (featuring FM's vocalist Steve Overland, Heartland's Steve Morris and Thunder's Chris Childs), Kate Aumonier, Carl Sentance, Bucket & Co and Hellfire Corner.

Harry is backed by Pearl, Paiste, Pro-Mark and Protection Racket.

Harry supports Crystal Palace.

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