Jean-Jacques Burnel (born 21 February 1952 in London) also known as J.J. Burnel, is an Anglo-French musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist with the British rock band, The Stranglers. Burnel was born in London, to French parents on 21 February 1952. He moved with his parents to Godalming in Surrey when he was about twelve. Burnel originally trained as a classical guitarist, but adopted the bass guitar as his instrument within the Stranglers. He has also sung lead vocals on approximately 25% of their songs.