Jamie Hince

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Jamie Hince
Hince performing in 2008
Hince performing in 2008
Background information
Birth nameJames William Hince
Also known asHotel
BornBuckinghamshire, England
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
  • Guitar
  • vocals

James William Hince[1] (born December 19, 1968)[2] is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for the indie rock duo The Kills.[3] He started his musical career in the bands Fiji, Scarfo, and Blyth Power. He co-founded The Kills with American singer Alison Mosshart in 2000. In The Kills, Hince is known as "Hotel".[4]

In the early 2010s, Hince lost the use of one finger on his left hand following an accident of his hand being shut in a car door. He had to relearn how to play the guitar without it.[5] In 2018, he was featured on Azealia Banks' song "Lorelei" from her second studio album, Fantasea II: The Second Wave.

Personal life[edit]

Hince grew up in Woolton Hill, Hampshire, England[6] together with an older sister, Sarah. He attended Goldsmiths where he studied playwriting.[4]

Hince was married to model Kate Moss. In 2008, The Sun reported that Hince and Moss became engaged during a trip to Amsterdam. Hince proposed to her in bed with a vintage 1920s ring worth more than £10,000. They married on 1 July 2011 at St Peter's Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire,[7] and separated in July 2015. They divorced in 2016.


With Blyth Power[edit]

  • The Barman and Other Stories (1988)
  • Up From the Country (1988)
  • Goodbye to All That (1988)
  • Alnwick and Tyne (1990)
  • Better to Bat (1990)

With Scarfo[edit]

  • Scarfo (November 1995)
  • Luxury Plane Crash (July 1997)

With Fiji[edit]

  • "Cattlecount" (CD single) (August 1999)
  • Glue Hotel Tapes (mini album) (1999)
  • "Pillshop" (7" single)

Studio albums with The Kills[edit]


  1. ^ "BMI | Repertoire Search". repertoire.bmi.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Jamie Hince". IMDb. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  3. ^ Britton, Amy (17 November 2011). Revolution Rock: The Albums Which Defined Two Ages. AuthorHouse. pp. 327–. ISBN 9781467887106. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b "An Interview With Jamie Hince of the Kills". Archived from the original on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  5. ^ Alex Heigl. "Jamie Hince of The Kills Talks Photography, Dogs and His New Album". Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  6. ^ Perry, Kevin (29 March 2012). "GQ&A: The Kills' Jamie Hince". Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Kate Moss: Kiss Me, Kate — Vogue". Vogue.com. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2014.