|Genres Alternative rock|
Parents Robert B. Shapiro
|Years active 1993–present|
Siblings Nina Gordon
Name Jim Shapiro
|Born March 19, 1965 (age 50) (1965-03-19) |
Origin Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Instruments Guitar, drums, vocals, bass guitar
Labels Minty Fresh Records, Geffen
Albums American Thighs, Eight Arms to Hold You, Tonight and the Rest of M, Ghost Notes, Resolver
James Gordon Shapiro (born March 19, 1965) is an American rock musician.
Shapiro is the brother of singer/guitarist Nina Gordon. He graduated from Yale University in 1987. Shapiro was the original drummer in the band Veruca Salt and co-wrote the track "Number One Blind" on their first album, American Thighs (1994). In 1997, he left the band after their second full-length album, Eight Arms to Hold You, was completed. He then formed his own band, Ultraswiss, in which he was the lead singer and played guitar.
On Gordon's solo first album, Tonight and the Rest of My Life (2000), Shapiro played mellotron and guitar.
Since 2002, Shapiro is the bassist in the Chicago band Hushdrops. In 2013, he returned to Veruca Salt.