Featuring members of The Dead 60s
Scott Colothan

10:56 12th November 2009

Sir Paul McCartney's son James has started up a band which he says is influenced by The Beatles.

The 32-year-old's group is called The Light and features Charlie Turner and Bryan Johnson from the deceased Liverpool outfit The Dead 60s.

Speaking about the venture, McCartney tells The Sun: "I have been playing music since I was nine and writing along the way.

"I met my band about a year ago. Producer David Kahne introduced us and my dad helped.

"I am currently recording an album. The music was inspired by The Beatles, Nirvana, The Cure, PJ Harvey, Radiohead and all good music."

James performed and helped write tracks on two of his dad's solo long-players - 1997's 'Flaming Pie' and 2001's 'Driving Rain'.

Guess the rock star parents!

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