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James Broughton (musician)

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Background information
Birth nameJames Broughton
BornSwallow Cliff wiltshire England
GenresPop, Rock, Folk
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Artist, Producer
InstrumentsVocals, Guitars, Piano, Percussion
Years active2000-present

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James Broughton (born 26 November 1986) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Personal Life[edit]

He was born in Swallowcliffe , Wiltshire the middle child of seven to a musical family, by the age of 12 he had already written several songs he attended the Ringwood Waldorf School 1987 to 1993, the Queen Elizabeth School in Wimborne Dorset.[1]


In 2000 James formed his first band The Viff, James notably played shows alongside Babyshambles,,independently setting up and completing a European tour, playing at many festivals across the UK and after winning a regional Battle of the bands competition he became a regular live guest and performer on Dorset and Hampshires 2CRFMs breakfast show. The Viff aka Arangatang released a CD Album 'Life and its side Effects' singles 'Inhibitions' and 'When I Wake Up' but the band split in 2010. [2] [3]

In 2013 Broughton formed James and The Peach, he released the bands first single 'Don’t Leave Me Now' but a few weeks later the bands was derailed with the untimely sudden death of his sister Zara Broughton co-founder and performer in the band.[4] [5]

In 2015 Broughton and Monkey World independently released the charity charity single single and music video 'I Say Save Orangu-tans' reaching Number 4 in the UK Itunes charts.[1] [6] [7] [8]

In 2018 it has been announced in Rizer Magerzine that JamesBroughton went into hiding at Chapel studios and has recorded his debut solo album scheduled for released in 2019 featuring Robbie McIntosh (Pretenders, Paul McCartney, John Mayer & Norah Jones) Gus Robertson (Razorlight) and Steve Smith (Gordon Haskell & Sandi Thom).[1]

I Say Save Orang-utans[edit]

In 2003 James Broughton offered to donate, record and produce his song ‘I Say Save Orang-utans’ to Jim Cronin(the late founder of Monkey World for charity fundraising and to help raise awareness on the plight of endangered Orang-utans [1][6][7][8]



    • Life & Its Side Effects (The Viff, Cd album release 2005)
    • When I Wake Up (The Viff,digital single release 2005)
    • Inhibitions (The Viff, digital single release 2008)
    • Don't Leave Me Now (James & The Peach,digital single release2013)
    • I Say Save Orang-Utans (James Broughton, digital single and Video release 2015)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "2018 - News Flash - James Broughton and Robbie McIntosh (Pretenders, Paul McCartney)!", rizermagazine.com
  2. "Supporting Babyshambles in Manchester MEN Arena". www.theguardian.com. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2007.
  3. "The Viff & Babyshambles Twisters Bournemouth". DorsetEcho. 26 April 2006.
  4. "Tribute". Mirror UK. 8 June 2013.
  5. "Zara Broughton. Gone but never forgotten", www.rightchordmusic.co.uk
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Chart succes Todays UK Charts’ , www.musicweek.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 "I say, save orang-utans': the charity single", www.bournemouthecho.co.uk
  8. 8.0 8.1 "James broughton & Monkey World Chart Success", www.wessexfm.com
  9. "Endangered Species Trust'". Retrieved 2018-07-12.

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