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Alex James

Bassist with Blur, TV Presenter, Songwriter & Journalist

Alex James is a musician, songwriter, journalist and cheesemaker and best known as the bass player and occasional vocalist of band Blur, one of the most successful and influential bands of the Britpop era, who performed at Hyde Park for the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony. In 2012 he appeared on The Bank Job and has been a participant in BBC One program 10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight. In 2014, he appeared as one of the celebrities on Through the Keyhole.

"Alex James is a rock 'n' roll rarity. He plays the bass. And he's quite intelligent"

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In detail

Halfway through his French degree in London, Alex James joined Blur and when the four musicians came together, something magical happened. He has also played with temporary bands, Fat Les, Me Me Me, WigWam and Bad Lieutenant. He writes a weekly column on all things food for the Sun, as well a regular column on farm and family life for the Sunday Telegraph. Bournemouth University presented James with an Honorary Doctorate in November 2010. He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Gloucestershire in November 2013.

What he offers you

As well as being a highly talented presenter and prolific writer, Alex James offers wry and witty commentary in an honest and almost humble manner on the absurdities and temptations of fame. He remains refreshingly unimpressed by wealth or fame. He is the perfect chronicler of his generation - witty, frank, and brimming with joie de vivre.

How he presents

Alex James is sharp and highly entertaining. He is a bright and passionate speaker and presenter who with wit and flair provides the most fascinating, as well as hilarious, document to date of the Blur years. His inquisitive nature makes him eminently and continuously likeable.


He presents in English.

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  • Life and Times of Alex James
  • Entrepreneurship


  • 2012
    All Cheeses Great and Small: A Life Less Blurry
  • 2007
    Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography

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