Real Name: James Hillier-Blount
Height: 5' 8
Hair: Dark Brown
Born: February 22, 1977 in Tidworth, Wiltshire.
Discovered: Growing up in a family that was big army buffs and not into much music, the only music James heard was "Happy Birthday" and "Silent Night." His father considered all music, even classical, to be unnecessary noise.
Although James was not one to rock the family boat, he didn?t really think he was going to join the army ? it sort of crept up on him. He went to University and studied Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering and Sociology, spending most lectures asleep on the floor at the back. In much the same way, he ended up in the army. In essence, one day he was sleeping off a hangover at the back of a sociology lecture hall and the next thing he knew he was in Kosovo with a gun and a guitar strapped to the side of a tank, wondering who he could possibly sleep with to get out of this war.
James came to Los Angeles in September 2003 to record with Tom Rothrock et al. "Goodbye My Lover", was recorded in his landladies? bathroom.
From birth in a military hospital in Tidworth, to Harrow School, to Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering, to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, to The Household Cavalry, to Kosovo, to Buckingham Palace, to a recording studio in Los Angeles; James has enough experience for many albums to come.
Back To Bedlam (2004)
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From Back To Bedlam:
"Goodbye My Lover"
Romance: Rumored to be dating one of the Pussycat Dolls.
Quotes: "If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life." - James Blunt
"I thought we were going to fly planes, but we just pulled metals apart – the brochure was very misleading." - James Blunt on his Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering choice.
"To begin with there was the comparisons to David Gray and Damien Rice because they were singer-songwriters. But what's funny is that if you listen to those two they don't sound anything like each other. It's so weird I should be compared to those two, but people need some association. But I'm really glad I've been given a voice by my parents that sounds different. I'm very lucky for that." - James Blunt