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James Christian

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James Christian
James Christian shot by Klaus Hellmerich
James Christian shot by Klaus Hellmerich
Background information
Birth nameJames John DeiCicchi
Born (1953-09-21) September 21, 1953 (age 70)
Milford, Connecticut, U.S.
GenresHard rock, progressive rock, glam metal, art rock, pop rock
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Years active1970–present
Websitehttp://www.jameschristianmusic.com/

James Christian is an American musician and songwriter who is perhaps best known for being the frontman of the band House of Lords.

Career[edit]

Christian began his musical career in the early 1970s, playing for various bands in the Connecticut club circuit, until being recruited by Jasper Wrath. By 1977, they released two albums for MGM Records before disbanding. Christian and some of his bandmates from Jasper Wrath then formed the band Eyes. In 1978, Eyes release the album, We're In It Together, which spawned a single he penned called "Candle in the Window." The single was so successful that he was invited by composer Judithe Randall to come to Los Angeles. After meeting Paul McCartney and Wings guitarist Laurence Juber among others, Christian decided to stay in California.

In 1987, he auditioned to join Quiet Riot after Kevin DuBrow left, but lost the position to Paul Shortino. He eventually joined the band LA Rocks. When their bassist left and was replaced by Chuck Wright, Wright introduced Christian to Gregg Giuffria. After a meeting with Gene Simmons, Christian replaced David Glen Eisley and the new group called House of Lords were born from the ashes of Giuffria.

By 1993, House of Lords disbanded after three albums and was offered to join Manic Eden but turned it down to work on his solo album, Rude Awakening, which was released in 1995. After touring in support of the album, Christian went on a hiatus.

In 2004, Christian returned to music, balancing his solo career and House of Lords.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Robin Beck. They married in 1996 and have a daughter named Olivia (born 1997).[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Rude Awakening (1995) (reissued 1998)[1]
  • Meet the Man (2004)
  • Lay It All on Me (2013)
  • Craving (2018)

with Jasper Wrath[edit]

with Eyes[edit]

  • We're in It Together (1978)[1]

with House of Lords[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Tim FeehanFull Contact (1990)
  • Lanny CordolaElectric Warrior and Acoustic Saint (lead vocals "Shadows Over My Heart" and "Summertime") (1992)
  • MagdallanBig Bang (1992)
  • PataPata (1993)
  • ImpellitteriAnswer to the Master (1994)
  • Robin BeckWonderland (2003) (Producer)[2]
  • Robin Beck – Livin' on a Dream (2007) (co-producer)[2]
  • Voices of Rock MMVII (2007) (Lead vocal on Voodoo Woman)[3]
  • Ranfa - "Little hard blues" (2007) Duet vocalist in track "Little hard blues"
  • Moonstone Project – Rebel on the Run (2009) (Lead vocals on all but one track)[4]
  • AliasNever Say Never (2009) (background vocals)
  • Robin Beck – The Great Escape (2011) (Producer and duet vocalist Till The End Of Time)[2][5]
  • FionaUnbroken (2011) (Producer)[2]
  • From Tom Galley The Creator of Phenomena - Awakening (2012) (Lead vocals on track 4) [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Albums". Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "James as a producer". Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Voices Of Rock MMVII". Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Moonstone Project". Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "James as guest vocalist". Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "From Tom Galley The Creator Of PHENOMENA - Awakening". Retrieved August 18, 2015.

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