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date: 27 November 2022

James, Steven Alexander, (Alex) free

James, Steven Alexander, (Alex) free

Born Bournemouth 21 Nov. 1968; s of Jason Bernard James and Kelly Joyce James; m 2003, Claire Louise Neate; three s two d (incl. twin s)

musician, journalist, cheesemaker


Bournemouth Sch.; Goldsmiths Coll., Univ. of London (Hon. Fellow, 2008)


Bass guitarist in Blur, 1989–; other musical projects incl. Me, Me, Me (with Stephen Duffy) and band, Fat Les; writer and producer with Marianne Faithfull, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Florence and the Machine, Bernard Sumner and Kevin Rowland (Dexys); Contributing Ed. Food, Fabulous mag.; weekly columnist: Alex James on Food, The Sun, 2010–14; Mucking In…, The Sunday Telegraph, 2011–16; weekly radio show, Date Night, Classic FM, 2008–17; producer of award-winning artisan cheeses; host, annual food and music festival, The Big Feastival, 2011–. Hon. DArts: Bournemouth, 2010; Gloucestershire, 2013


Bit of a Blur (autobiog.), 2007; All Cheeses Great and Small (autobiog.), 2012


building, napping


Groucho, 5 Hertford Street