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James "JJ" Gilmour is a Scottish singer-songwriter who is perhaps best known as a member of the Glasgow-based rock band The Silencers.

JJ Gilmour
Birth nameJames Gilmour
BornGlasgow, Scotland
OriginCoatbridge, Scotland
GenresRock, Folk
Years active1989–present
Associated actsThe Silencers, East 17

Originally from Coatbridge in Scotland, Gilmour started his professional music career as a member of the Dundee-based band Joe Public. Two years later in 1989, he joined the mainstream music circuit by joining The Silencers, who were already enjoying success in Europe and touring with The Pretenders.[1] After an invite by frontman Jimme O'Neill to join them, and making his debut on their album Dance to the Holy Man, Gilmour became a leading member of the band. Gilmour provided lead vocals for the band's song "I Can Feel It", from the album Seconds of Pleasure, which the band would perform as a live broadcast on Hogmanay 1994 from Stirling Castle.

After seven successful years with The Silencers, JJ Gilmour left the band in order to pursue a solo career.[2] He briefly would become the frontman of British boyband East 17 for a few months in 1996.

In 2002, he released a solo album entitled Sunnyside (P.A.L) and in 2012, an album entitled Slocomotion.[3]

For some time, he resided in Jersey, Channel Islands.


  1. ^ "Silencers, please for JJ Gilmour e-mail". The Scotsman. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  2. ^ "JJ Gilmour gets back to his roots with special museum gog". Motherwell Times. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  3. ^ "My Life in Five Songs: JJ Gilmour". BBC News. Retrieved 24 April 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)