Facts about James Righton

James Righton is amongst English musicians possessing huge talents. He is capable of composing songs, singing, and playing various instruments such as guitar and piano.

James Righton

Early life

James was born on August 25, 1983, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Right from his childhood, music was like a basic necessity to him. His father, Nicholas Righton, a musician, kept on encouraging him to play musical instruments. Obedient as he was, he perfected working with piano, keyboard, and guitar. At that point, music kinds of stuff clicked into his mind where he decided to make music his career.

James has the ability to composed songs the best English songs. Being in the same field since his childhood, he got lots of experience and support to guide him on producing the best content.

At times, Righton didn’t like that his dad kept telling him to join song choirs. Instead, he would have loved to spend some time thinking about his life and other things that pleased him, including swimming, riding, and dancing.


James Righton attended Stratford-upon-Avon High School. At school, he could perform in various bands regularly. He then became a music teacher; hence, music became part of his life.


James with wife keira

In 2011, James engrossed Keira Knightley, where they began dating. They experienced ecstatic moments for two years before deciding to marry. The couple wedded on May 4, 2013, in Mazan, Vaucluse, in South France. The reception ceremony was got hosted in Keira’s motherhouse.

The couple has always been blissful since then. They welcomed their firstborn on May 26, 2015, where they decided to name her Edie Righton. In four years, they welcomed their secondborn named Delilah Righton in August 2019.

Keira Knightley bought her fame by acting in numerous films. He has been very successful whereby she has won several awards including, the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, British Academy Film Award, among many others.

Net worth

James has several occupations on which he earns a living. $6,000 is his approximated net worth in the music industry. However, the young gentleman has other sources of income. Typically, the amount from the music industry alone is capable of earning him and his family a good lifestyle.

Physical appearance

He is a handsome young man who has brown hair, blue eyes, and brown skin. In most times, he weighs 77kilograms, and his height is 5 feet 9 inches.


Together with his two friends, James Righton agreed to be the founders of Klaxons band in 2005. The band became very successful, earning them the fame they required to succeed. However, the journey wasn’t easy for them. They had to toil moving from one location to the other.

In 2014, the band announced their final tour that became successful. The three friends released several albums including, Myths of the near future, Surfing the void, love Frequency, among few others.

In 2016, James signed a contract with the shock machine where he started performing on stage independently. He got multiple fine reviews on appreciating his job well done. Regularly, James collaborated with other artists.

He was later disabled from the klaxon band, where he released two albums in 2014.

In 2018, James composed a song meant to be used in the series named Benjamin film. His giant efforts enabled him to get few contracts to work on.

In 2017, he released an eponymous album while on the live stage.

Awards and collaborations.

On co-writing All Rights Reversed, James won Grammy Award in 2007, on which he performed We Are the Night, written by The Chemical Brothers. He also co-wrote on Deeper by Riton, on which it was performed by gospel Choir.

In 2019, he co-wrote on The Third Degree performed by Honeyblood’s in the Plain Sight album.

In 2020, he co-wrote on This Moment Forever the album known as The Prettiest Curse performed by Hinds Band.

He also served some roles on Don’t Tell Me to Smile, written by Soko.

After being inspired, James didn’t turn back. He worked to achieve his dreams. Other people get inspired and lack the skills to handle their challenges.

From his statements in an interview, he disclosed that there are plenty of challenges in the industry. Depending on the purpose of enrolling in the music industry, one will handle every obstacle.

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