James Burke is an artist and a musician and is known as being the face for Calvin Klein Jeans as well as writing and performing the soundtrack to the movie ONE. James Burke was born in England, but he now lives in New York East Village.
He said that whilst he was shooting the campaign for Calvin Klein they still didn’t have that one single track for it. He took his band to the studio where they then recorded for several days. They played it and they liked it.
This was the start of ONE and it became the cover song for the CK One spring/summer 2009 campaign which James Burke also starred in. his time now is split between concerts and photography sets.
James Burke’s distinguishing features are his hair, his nose ring and his tattoos. His favorite designers are Dior, McQueen and Calvin Klein. His favorite music is punk, country, rock and electro. His favorite foods include Italian foods like ravioli, lasagna and gelato. His favorite drinks are Guinness, Jameson and Peroni. His favorite movies are House of 1000 Corpses by Rob Zombie, A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick, Blow Up by Michelangelo Antonioni and Electrrotama. His favorite books include Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovic Nabokov, Diary of a Drug by Aleister Crowley and Saucerful Secrets – The Pink Floyed Odissey.
James Burke has signed with Models 1 London and Wilhelmina New York.
James Burke was born in England in 1985. In 2005, he met Kate Moss on Necker, which is the Caribbean island that is owned by Sir Richard Branson.
In 2006, James Burke went on a romantic holiday with Kate Moss and was exposed for cheating on Jessie Leonard who was his girlfriend then. Later in 2006 he was spotted kissing Lindsay Lohan in a New York nightclub and the two dated for a while. In October of 2006 he started to date Courtney Love and his old band Carte Blanche broke up.
In 2007 he began the band Bloody Social.
In the beginning of 2007, James Burke started to date Sienna Miller after they met at her Film, Factory Girl launch party.
In February of 2007 he appeared in print ads for Calvin Klein Jeans with Lara Stone. He then went with Sienna Miller to get a tattoo of “Aleaiacta est” which means the die is cast on his upper arm.
In June of 2007 at the Nylon magazine and Myspace International Music Issue Concert event, he played with his band, Bloody Social.
In 2008 he appeared in an Interview editorial with Raquel Zimmermann that was photographed by Terry Richardson.
In 2009, James Burke signed a contract with fragrance Calvin Klein One.