Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Is a member of boy band Blue with Antony Costa, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe. The group parted ways in 2005. In April 2009, the group reformed to perform for a charity gig which was 95.8 Capital FM's Summertime Ball which took place at London's Emirates Stadium on June 7 2009.Born at 4:55 AM
Has a daughter, Tianie-Finn, who was born on February 26, 2005. She weighed 8lbs.
As a child he was in a lot of school plays and got amazing reviews from the local newspapers.
His record company asked him to record a song from the soundtrack of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Women In White Musical. The song was 'I Believe My Heart', which was a duet with opera/pop singer Keedie Babb, it reached number 2 in the charts.
He was a guest call taker for the phone lines of the donations to The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live.
Whilst in Blue along with Antony Costa, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe he dueted with some of the world's most amazing artists including Elton John, Angie Stone, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and Tom Jones.
In 2007 he took up the challenge of competing in ITV's Dancing on Ice where he became a finalist and participated in the following sell out tour in arenas across the UK.
In addition to pursuing his music talents, he is a regular host of BBC's The National Lottery and has presented on ITV'S Soapstar Superstar, Capital FM's Party in the Park, City Hospital, T4, The Clothes Show, GMTV's Entertainment Today and on Capital Radio where he hosted Duncan's JukeBox.

Personal Quotes
I like all types of music, I respect people who are all-round entertainers like Robbie Williams and George Michael.

In a nutshell
Duncan from Blue (or, to give him his full title, Duncan James who used to be in Blue) is one of those rare talents. An all-round entertainer with endless charm and public appeal. Except, it seems, when it comes around to releasing a solo album.
Brought up by his mother and grandparents, Duncan first arrived in the spotlight with boyband Blue. They were edgy, they were pop, they were... not very good. They did alright, though, for a while and scored 11 top 10 singles. But after a few years the guys decided to go their separate ways. However, in 2009 there was an announcement which sent shockwaves through those who cared ? Blue were going to reform! Since then, nothing much has happened. What a letdown!
What does one do when their band breaks up? Get a solo career, of course! To give him credit, he did manage a number 2 single with 'I Believe My Heart', a duet with Keedie. But from that point on the only way was down. His first 'proper' solo single, 'Sooner or Later', charted at number 35 before tumbling straight out of the charts. Not to worry, the second single came along and hit the dizzy heights of number 59. It wasn't long until Duncan got dumped. From his record label, that is.
Luckily, in this multichannel age, there's always plenty of awful TV programmes looking for presenters and Duncan seized this golden opportunity. He presented ITV2's 'backstage' coverage of Soapstar Superstar, popped up on the National Lottery draws (mostly midweek) and has even appeared in one episode of The Bill.
In July 2009 James shocked the collective world by declaring himself as one of those bisexuals in an interview with the News of the World. After a few minutes taking in the news, the world resumed as normal.
At the moment Duncan has a starring role in the new West End musical, Legally Blonde. Yes, that's right. It exists. We're not sure how long into 2010 it'll survive for, but we're taking bets now...

Did you know?

James has a daughter called Tianie-Finne (no, that's not a typo).
 One quarter of the British boy band Blue, Duncan James was born April 7, 1978, in Salisbury, England, and raised by his grandparents in Dorset. After high school, James moved to London to pursue a career in music, where he met up with friends and future bandmates Anthony Costa, Simon Webbe, and Lee Ryan. In May 2001 Blue released their first single, and over the next four years the group sold millions of albums both in Great Britain and across Europe. In 2005, though no official announcement was ever made, Blue split up, and each of the members began working on solo projects (though a single by James -- actually a duet with Keedie -- I Believe My Heart, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White, had already come out in England in 2004). In the spring of 2006 James' true first single, Sooner or Later, was released, followed soon after by the full-length Future Past. Though the album didn't chart as high in Britain as Blue's had, it did do well in places like Italy and Belgium, where he (and his former band) had a strong, mostly female, fan base. ~ Marisa Brown, All Music Guide

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