James McVey is a name which is associated with The Vamps. He is the lead vocalist and the guitarist of the band The Vamps. He is also the main person who had initiated the formation of this band which then rose to fame with their melodious singles.
How did this all come together and become such a success? Were there any hurdles and if so how were these overcome? Let us find out all the minute details of this band during its founding years?
James McVey’s Early Life and Birth
James McVey’s full name is James Daniel McVey. Born on 30 April 1994, he is currently 23 years old. He was born in Bournemouth, England in the UK. James also has a sister who is younger to him and is called Sophie. There is not much known about his parents. James has also not revealed to anyone about his school and college days. His childhood days are in the dark with very little having been released in print.
James McVey’s singing Career
It is definite that James McVey was quite passionate about music from his childhood days. He had once spoken about his musical influences and said that he was fascinated and inspired by musical icons such as Taylor Swift, Owl City, The Kooks, and Never Shout Never. He had released his solo EP on iTunes before he had created the band. He had some experience in this field before he set about to make the band.
He also has a YouTube Channel where he uploads his created solo covers. He was the only member of the band who was managed before he formed the band. The Company managing him was Prestige Management.
The formation of the band
In 2011, James decided that he wanted to form the band. It was through the medium of the YouTube that James McVey met his first member namely Bradley Simpson or simply Brad. Bradley like James McVey was a singer and a guitarist. The same year, the two wrote songs together. Their hunt for more bandmates was on and then it was via Facebook that James and Brad got the third member of the band namely Tristan Evans in 2012. He became the band’s drummer. It was through a mutual friend that the band got their last member namely Connor Ball who became their bassist.
The group first started posting their song covers on their YouTube channel and these were liked by their fans. Their fan base started growing and their band gained fame and popularity. They got a decent deal with Mercury Records and they agreed and signed it. Their first single was ‘Can we dance’ and it met with great success. It was released on YouTube in October 2013 and the single gathered more than 1 million views in a matter of 2 weeks. It also ranked on position number 2 on UK’s music charts for singles.
Later in 2014, the group released their debut album which was named Meet the Vamps. This was also a hit with music lovers worldwide and in the UK. This was followed by their second album named Wake Up. This also was well received by the band’s fans and other music listeners globally. In 2016, the band and Norwegian DJ Matoma came together to write and make music. The band’s third album called Night and Day was released in July 2017. The success of this British pop-rock band is high and they are now amongst the top bands in the UK. The band has also done live concerts and performances and tours. They have also launched their own record label called Steady Records.
James McVey’s love life
James had a romantic involvement with Sophie Turner but later they split. He is said to be single now and is not dating anyone. He is also not married and has no children.
His lifestyle and likes
He is extremely tall with a height of 6 feet and has a cat called Mickey. He also has a unique pet which is a guinea pig. His name is not known. He hates spiders the most and loves to work out in the gym. To stay fit is his motto. On his Twitter handle, he has described himself as ‘young, wild, free, paintball demon, shy, cat lover’. He is obsessed with ‘World of Warcraft’. He had once said that he likes naked juice and his favorite color is red.