Jonathan James was born Jonathan James Whild Hill in Rinteln, Germany in 1991. Jonathan James spent his early years in Germany, Malaysia, China and Switzerland. He now lives just outside Leeds in the UK. Jonathan James was a member of Velocity (vocalist/guitarist) between 2006 and 2007. Velocity took part in Band-it (www.Band-it.com) a competition for young bands in Switzerland in 2006 and 2007.