Birthday Greeting to James Robert Johnston – born April 25, 1980

James Robert Johnston (born April 25, 1980) is a bassist, vocalist, and songwriter, best known for his work with Scottish group Biffy Clyro. He is also known as Jim or Jimbo and sometimes signs his name as such.

Early life

Johnston was born and raised in Kilmarnock with his twin brother Ben (who became the drummer for Biffy Clyro), and his younger brother, Adam Johnston (who is now Biffy Clyro’s drum tech). The first gig he ever attended was Rancid at Glasgow Barrowlands in 1995, when he was fifteen.


Biffy Clyro

Having previously played bass with school-friend Simon Neil and brother Ben Johnston in a band called Screwfish in 1995, the trio moved to Glasgow, and were soon discovered by manager Dee Bahl, and then signed to Beggars Banquet, in 2001.


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