Jason 'Jay' James
, (born 13 January 1981), is a Welsh
musician best known for being the bassist
and backing vocalist for Welsh heavy metal
band Bullet for My Valentine
. He performs with Matt Tuck
(lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget
(lead guitar, backing vocals), and Michael Thomas
(drums). James has been with the band since 2003 and replaced former bassist Nick Crandle
James sometimes takes the role of lead vocals where he sings and/or screams
the majority of the lyrics. Examples of this are in the songs "Last to Know" (Scream Aim Fire
) and "No Control" (Hand of Blood
). His vocals are usually screams although he does sometimes sing.
Before his time in Bullet For My Valentine, James was the bassist and screamer in the Bridgend metal
Back in his hometown, James is a single father. His daughter's name is Abigail.