Jason James (musician)

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Jason James
Ursynalia 2013, Bullet For My Valentine C03.jpg
Background information
Birth name Jason James
Born (1981-01-13) 13 January 1981 (age 37)
Bridgend, South Wales
Genres Heavy metal, metalcore, thrash metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar
Years active 1998-present
Associated acts Bullet for My Valentine, N.U.K.E

Jason "Jay" James (born 13 January 1981) is a Welsh musician, singer, songwriter, and bassist. He is best known for being the former bassist and backing vocalist for the Welsh heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine from 2003-2015. He was also a bassist and vocalist for the defunct metal band N.U.K.E.

Bullet for My Valentine (2003-2015)[edit]

On 9 February 2015, Bullet for My Valentine announced that James was leaving the band with the following statement:

"It is with regret that Bullet For My Valentine has to announce that Jay James is no longer a member of the band.
Jay has been a part of this band for well over 12 years and part of our lives forever, and we're gonna miss him as much as we know you guys are too.
We wanna wish him all the best and success with whatever he chooses to do next and will always be grateful for his contribution and sacrifices he made for this band.
We'll announce a replacement for Jay when we feel the time is right, but until then we're gonna be busy and focused recording our next record and making sure it's the best album we've ever made."




  • Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo bass guitars (black)
  • Sandberg Terra Basses

Amps and Cabinets[edit]

  • Ampeg SVT Classic
  • Mesa Boogie Big Block Amps
  • Mesa Boogie 8x10 and 4x10 cabinets

Effects and more[edit]

  • MXR Bass DI+ M-80 box
  • switchable Sennheiser radio packs
  • Furman Power Conditioner
  • Korg DTR Rack tuner
  • Morley ABY box
  • Avalon Direct Box

Personal life[edit]

He is a father of two children: a daughter Abigail and a son Joshua. He is expecting his third child in October 2017 with his girlfriend, Natalie. [2]


Bullet for My Valentine[edit]


  1. ^ "Jason James Bass Rig Gear and Equipment". Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bullet for My Valentine interview". Retrieved 29 October 2013.