James Lavelle and His Family of Artists

James Lavelle, of Mo’ Wax Records and UNKLE fame, was not the first member of his family to enter the music industry and in fact followed in the footsteps of his father and father’s father in his devotion to music, and the families appreciation of art.

Gabriel Lavelle

Born Anthony Joseph Gabriel Lavelle, in Galway Ireland on 19 March 1895, Gabriel Lavelle had originally qualified as a civil engineer and took up singing as a hobby. While working construction at Birmingham Town Hall, Gabriel’s humming was overheard by