James Skelly

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James Skelly
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Live with The Coral, Shepherds Bush Empire 2010
Background information
Birth name James Alexander Skelly
Born August 1980 (age 36)
Birkenhead, England
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1996–present
Labels Skeleton Key
Associated acts The Coral
Website jamesskellyandtheintenders.com

James Alexander Skelly[1] (born August 1980) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. Best known as the frontman of The Coral, he embarked on a solo career when the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2012. The band regrouped in 2015.

Skelly released his debut solo album, Love Undercover, in June 2013 on Skeleton Key Records, a label he co-founded with Neville Skelly and brother Ian.[2][3] Skelly was backed by The Intenders, made up of Ian Skelly, Paul Duffy, Nick Power and former members of Tramp Attack and The Sundowners.[4] Skelly has also gone into record production, work with artists including Blossoms,[5][6] She Drew The Gun,[7] Cut Glass Kings (previously The Circles)[8] and The Sundowners.[9]




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  2. ^ Andy Gill (31 May 2013). "Album review: James Skelly & The Intenders, Love Undercover (Skeleton". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  3. ^ Nme.Com (2013-06-03). "NME Reviews - James Skelly & The Invaders - 'Love Undercover'". Nme.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  4. ^ "James Skelly & The Intenders". Skeleton Key Records. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  5. ^ Sarah Walters (9 March 2016). "The Record Store Day 2016 releases every Manchester music collector should own". Manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  6. ^ "Who? What? Why? Where? When? Blossoms - Q MagazineQ Magazine". Qthemusic.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  7. ^ "She Drew The Gun reveal Coral (James Skelly) produced debut album coming 22.04". Ventsmagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  8. ^ Steve Janes. "Cut Glass Kings Share Debut Single". WithGuitars.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  9. ^ "Sundowners | IanSkelly". Ianskelly.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10.