|Birth name||James Hamish Stuart|
|Born||8 October 1949|
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Origin||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Member of||Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band|
James Hamish Stuart (born 8 October 1949) is a British guitarist, bassist, singer, composer and record producer. He was an original member of the Average White Band.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Stuart attended Queens Park School in Glasgow and left to form his first professional band 'The Dream Police'.
Stuart joined Paul McCartney’s band (where he switched between guitar and bass as necessary with McCartney) for McCartney's 1989 comeback album, Flowers in the Dirt, and appearing on several other albums and McCartney's world tours of 1989 and 1993.
After collaborating on numerous albums for other artists, he recorded his first solo album, Sooner or Later, in 1999, 17 years after leaving the Average White Band, which he released on his own record label, Sulphuric Records.
Apart from playing with his own group, the Hamish Stuart Band, and with his fellow Glaswegian guitarist and friend Jim Mullen, Stuart has also produced Gordon Haskell and the Swedish singer-songwriter Meja.
In 2006, Stuart toured as the bass player with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. He joined Starr again for a 2008 tour, where he performed "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Work to Do". He once again toured with the band in 2019 playing "Pick Up the Pieces", "Work to Do", and "Cut the Cake". Although the tour paused because of COVID-19 precautions, it resumed in 2022, completing tour dates initially planned for 2020.
In 2007, he produced and appeared as a guest vocalist on the album All About the Music, by The AllStars collective.
In July 2015, Stuart reunited with his AWB bandmates Malcolm "Molly" Duncan and Steve Ferrone to form The 360 Band. This is in essence one third of the original Average White Band. They released an album titled Three Sixty in 2017 and have been performing live together along with supporting musicians.
With Average White Band
- 1973 Show Your Hand (re-issued in 1975 as Put It Where You Want It)
- 1974 AWB
- 1975 Cut the Cake
- 1976 Soul Searching
- 1976 Person to Person (live)
- 1977 AWB/Live at Montreux
- 1977 Benny & Us
- 1978 Warmer Communications
- 1979 Feel No Fret
- 1979 Shine
- 1982 Cupid's in Fashion
With Chaka Khan
- Chaka (1978)
- Naughty (1980)
- What Cha' Gonna Do for Me (1981)
- Chaka Khan (1982)
- I Feel for You (1984)
With Paul McCartney
- Flowers in the Dirt (1989)
- Tripping the Live Fantastic (1990)
- Unplugged (1991)
- Off the Ground (1993)
- Paul is Live (1993)
With Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
- 1976 – "A Love of Your Own" – Ned Doheny
- 1976 – Up – Dick Morrissey & Jim Mullen
- 1977 – The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux
- 1984 – Vocalist on the song "Love & Happiness" from the album Straight to the Heart
- 1999 – Sooner or Later
- 2000 – Jimjam – Jim Mullen
- 2017 – Three Sixty – The 360 Band
- 2018 – James Brown Is Annie II – James Brown Is Annie
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