Alex James

Alex James | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Alex James | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Musician, Writer, Farmer
Gain valuable insights into the music industry and discover the secrets of successful songwriting with Alex James, speaker, musician, writer, and farmer.
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Alex James | Speaker Biography

Bassist for Brit-pop band Blur
Award-winning songwriter
Prominent cheese enthusiast and farmer

Alex James (born c. 1970) is a musician, writer, and farmer associated with the Brit-pop band Blur. He studied French at Goldsmiths, where he met bandmates Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn, forming Blur in 1989. Their career spanned two decades, producing acclaimed albums like Parklife and The Great Escape, earning awards and an Ivor Novello Award for songwriting.

After leaving Blur, James pursued various interests. He became a farmer with a passion for cheesemaking and began writing for publications like The Independent and The Observer. His first book, 'Bit of a Blur', was published in 2006, offering an insightful account of his life as a rock star.

In 2008, James received an honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths, University of London, recognizing his contributions to music and culture. He also developed an interest in space science, serving as a Visiting Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Europe's largest space research facility.

His second autobiography, 'All Cheeses Great and Small', was released in 2012, detailing his experiences post-Blur, including his purchase of a farm in the Cotswolds and his emergence as a prominent cheese enthusiast in Britain.

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Book Alex James as a speaker to inspire your team with his multifaceted journey from rock stardom to successful farming and writing. His unique experiences in music, agriculture, and science offer valuable insights into creativity, adaptability, and passion. Alex's engaging storytelling will leave your audience motivated and entertained.

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