Jason James (musician)
|Birth name||Jason James|
13 January 1981 |
Bridgend, South Wales
|Genres||Heavy metal, metalcore, thrash metal, hard rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass guitar|
|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.
- Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo bass guitars (black)
- Sandberg Terra Basses
Amps and Cabinets
- Ampeg SVT Classic
- Mesa Boogie Big Block Amps
- Mesa Boogie 8x10 and 4x10 cabinets
Effects and more
- MXR Bass DI+ M-80 box
- switchable Sennheiser radio packs
- Furman Power Conditioner
- Korg DTR Rack tuner
- Morley ABY box
- Avalon Direct Box
He is a single father of two children: a son Joshua aged 5, and a daughter Abigail aged 9.
Bullet for My Valentine
- Jeff Killed John (2003)
- "Bullet for My Valentine EP" (2004)
- Hand of Blood (2004)
- The Poison (2005)
- The Poison - Live at Brixton EP (2006)
- "Rare Cuts EP" (2007)
- Scream Aim Fire (2008)
- Fever (2010)
- Temper Temper (2013)
- Venom (2015) ("Raising Hell" and "Ace of Spades" on Deluxe editions only)
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."