Jim first picked up the guitar when he was 15, compelled by a burgeoning interest in classic rock. He and Donnie attended the same school, and Jim remembers his deVience counterpart - who played in several school outfits at the time - as making a huge impression on him as one of the first guitar players he ever saw play live.
Jim and Donnie were later joined at the school by Ben; they together formed the band Scarlet City and recorded and gigged in and around the London area until disbanding in 2009. Jim departed for university, and was asked to join deVience in 2013 on his return. Initially anxious about reuniting with his former bandmates after his hiatus from the scene, the ease in which he slotted into the deVience fold instantly set his mind to rest.
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