g, *1962 GB
Musician / Songwriter of Rock
Paul Gilbertson (born 29 March 1962) was the first guitarist of the British band James. He formed the original band and began its chaotic songwriting method of jamming. At an early performance at the Hacienda he played his guitar left handed. He advocated improvisation during live performances and during group recording sessions. Gilbertson was replaced in the band by Larry Gott. Paul Gilbertson is currently working as a taxi driver in South Manchester and has had no contact with the band for more than fifteen years.