James Stelfox

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James "Stel" Stelfox
James Stelfox playing at the Isle Of Wight Festival in 2008
Background information
Birth name James Paul Stelfox
Born (1976-03-23) 23 March 1976 (age 42)
Warrington, England
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Bassist, record producer
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Starsailor

James Paul Stelfox[1] (born 23 March 1976 in Warrington) is an English musician, best known as the bassist for Starsailor. Stelfox produced Kingsway's debut EP with John Kettle.[2]


Stelfox first met Ben Byrne ten years prior to Starsailor forming. They became friends since junior school and they went to Leigh Campus of Wigan and Leigh College, where they finally met Barry Westhead and James Walsh.[3]

Stelfox and Byrne started playing in the north west of England for a number of years. After their singer fell ill, James Walsh decided to join them (before, he was on a school choir).[4]

In 2008, he became a father again, when his partner gave birth to a girl, named Ella.

Stelfox's musically influenced by Neil Young, Paul McCartney and Massive Attack.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://repertoire.bmi.com/writer.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&querytype=WriterID&keyid=828924&keyname=STELFOX+JAMES+PAUL&CAE=293724540&Affiliation=PRS
  2. ^ Stelfox produces new band. Retrieved 28 April 2009[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Starsailor fans "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-07-22.  starsailor biography at ssfans.com: the #1 Starsailor fansite. Retrieved 22 July 2008.
  4. ^ Virgin Radio [1] Starsailor Biography. Retrieved 22 July 2008.
  5. ^ Starsailor fans [2] starsailor whos who. Retrieved 22 July 2008.