Inglorious is an English-based Hard Rock band. Formed in February 2014 in London, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who sang for a time with Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth. Nathan James had become well known through TV shows The Voice and Superstar. Their success has been particularly assisted by UK digital radio station Planet Rock. They released the album II on 12 May 2017.
The band began formation in February 2014, when vocalist Nathan James, who made a name for himself having appeared on reality TV shows and singing for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth, was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make rock music in a very honest fashion. He joined up with rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Drew Lowe, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. After gaining attention on YouTube with their live version of Deep Purple's classic 'Burn', Drew Lowe left the band and was replaced with Birmingham guitarist Jack Edwards. Jack was then quickly released and replaced by Swedish guitarist Andreas Eriksson. Andreas joined the band a few weeks before the recording of their self-titled debut, Inglorious, which was released in 2016. The band with help of radio station Planet Rock gathered a large social media following and toured Europe with The Winery Dogs, The Dead Daisies and as support act for American comedy hard rock band Steel Panther. After the tour, on the 17th of December 2016, Wil Taylor announced via instagram that he had left the band on December the 13th after writing and recording the second album with Inglorious. In an interesting turn of events, Drew Lowe, the band's original guitarist, rejoined the group as Taylor's replacement.
Inglorious's members were primarily inspired by 70s Hard Rock bands such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones. Singer Nathan James feels most heavily influenced by Whitesnake singer David Coverdale.