James Hunter Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Nov, 2017
Facts of James Hunter
Date of Birth: 1962 , October-2
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United Arab Emirates
Name James Hunter
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Colchester,
Religion Christain
Ethnicity White
Profession Musicians
Net Worth $90 million
Famous for Howlin' Wilf
Married to Jacqueline
Albums : People Gonna Talk, Minute by Minute, The Hard Way,
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The Grammy Award-winner, James Hunter, is one of the few British blue-eyed R&B musicians and soul singers to emerge in the late 20th century. In the 1980s, he started his music career under the name, Howlin Wilf.  He has also released several collaborative.

Early Life and Career  

James Hunter was born on October 2, 1962, in Colchester, Essex, England. He was raised by his parent in his birthplace Colchester and has also done his schooling from there. Regarding his nationality, Hunter is a British and as far as his ethnicity, Hunter is a White British.

James has been active in the music industry since the 1980s and has given some hit songs for the industry. He began his music career with bands called Howlin' Wilf and the Vee-Jays. He released their debut album in 1986 under the name ‘Cry Wilf.’ He later released three more with his band.

Hunter made his debut in 1994 titled ‘Believe What I Say’ featuring Dorris Tory and Van Morrison. He spent much of the 1990s playing in small clubs in the UK, like the 100 Club on Oxford Street in London and the Weavers Pub in Islington ‘North London’.

Hunter’s soulful style caught the attention of Van Morrison, who also featured on one of Hunter's albums, ‘Believe What I Say,' in 1996. After that, he got the chance to sing backing vocals on Morrison’s 1994 live album; 'A Night in San Francisco' as well as his 1995 studio recording ‘Days Like This.’

Hunter’s 2006 breakthrough album ‘People Gonna Talk’ was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Album at the 49th Grammy Awards ceremony.

Personal Life

The R&B musician and soul singer, James Hunter, is a married man. Hunter married twice. Hunter spent his martial life with his first wife Jacqueline for a long time; Unfortunately, she died of cancer in the year 2011.

Following her death, Hunter married another woman; however, he hasn’t mentioned his new wife’s name. He posted many pictures of them on his Instagram. 

Besides, Hunter is an avid lover of animals as he has posted several pictures with his dog and cat on his Instagram.

Net Worth

James Hunter has earned a hefty amount of net money from his music career; however, Hunter’s exact figure of net worth isn’t made public. One of his music partners, Van Morrison, has an estimated a net worth of $90 million as of 2017.


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