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Callum James

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About Callum

Hi I’m Callum. Whether it's romantic ballads, indie bangers, or acoustic anthems you're after. I’m here to help soundtrack your event.
Singing guitarist
Leeds
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A seasoned acoustic singer and guitarist with a musical journey spanning over a decade. With a passion for creating unforgettable musical experiences, Callum is available for hire at a diverse range of events. His extensive professional background in the music industry has seen him grace major festivals, captivate audiences on national radio, and leave a melodic imprint up and down the UK. Callum's versatility and experience as a performer allows him to tailor his performance to suit the unique preferences of his clients. Whether it's relaxed coffee shop classics, acoustic indie bangers, or romantic acoustic pop ballads, Callum effortlessly adapts to create the perfect soundtrack for any occasion. With a commitment to making every performance a seamless and memorable part of his clients' events, Callum ensures a stress-free experience. His ability to match special moments with the ideal musical backdrop adds an extra layer of magic to weddings, parties, and gatherings. By choosing Callum James, you can trust that your event will be elevated to a new level of musical sophistication, leaving a lasting impression on all who attend.

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Callum's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Melanie A
10 days ago
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5 out of 5

Couldn’t recommend Callum enough from the first communication from booking, to leading upto the event and everything on the night . A brilliant performer but also reliable and friendly too, I couldn’t recommend enough, thank you Callum for making the night.

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Helen D
24 days ago
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4.8 out of 5

Callum exceeded himself at our event and helped lots of people make really special memories for my parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations. The fact that he aims to arrive 1.5 hours before booking is commendable, as he did get stuck in traffic (a relative was also stuck in it and completely beyond his control!) but on his arrival, he was calm, professional, still set up on time, and has a lovely presence. His music is absolutely wonderful, and he adapted to performing so beautifully for our family and friends. We would 100% book him again for another event. A wonderful musician and a wonderful young man. Thank you so much Callum, and all the very best in your life and career. Until next time!

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Bill S
25 days ago
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5 out of 5

super musician with all the necessary social skills to make our event special. can not recommend him highly enough.

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Helen S
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic singer/guitarist. Callum when above and beyond our expectations. We hired Callum for an 80th birthday who sang from a playlist we'd supplied , everyone commented on his performance. Would certainly recommend to anybody and I would definitely hire him again for any event. Thanks Callum you made our party for Mum extra special.

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Olivia H
6 months ago, for a Wedding in High St
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5 out of 5

We were fortunate to have Callum perform at our wedding, and his talent turned our day into pure magic. Callum's professionalism, early arrival, and meticulous planning made the entire process stress-free, which as a first-time bride let me tell you was greatly appreciated. What stood out most was how he collaborated with us to craft a setlist perfect for our special day. His performance created a unique and personalized wedding experience that resonated with joy and love. From the ceremony to the first dance, Callum's music added a special touch that our guests couldn't stop raving about. If you're looking for a skilled acoustic singer and guitarist who not only delivers exceptional performances but also collaborates to create a tailored setlist, Callum is the one. His commitment to creating a seamless and joyous occasion is unmatched. Thank you, Callum, for making our wedding extraordinary! Best, Olivia

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Gloria P
8 months ago, for a Birthday party in 24 Leeds Rd
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5 out of 5

We had the pleasure of having Callum perform at my dear husband Colin's 85th birthday party, and I cannot praise him enough. His performance helped hallmark a milestone moment for my family. From our initial contact, Callum's professionalism was evident. What was special was that he took the time to understand the essence of the celebration, which meant a great deal to me and my family. His music became the talk and heartbeat of the party, and the joy it brought to Colin and our guests was visible. It was more than just a performance; it was a musical celebration. If you're in search of a talented acoustic singer and guitarist who can turn any occasion into a memorable experience, Callum is the one. I have no reservations in recommending him to everyone I know!

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Callum's Song list

Bruno Mars - Marry You
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
The Kooks - Naive
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Edward Sharpe - Home
Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
Coldplay - Yellow
Oasis - Live Forever
Christina Perry - A Thousand Years
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Oasis - Half the world away
John Legend - All of me
The Cure - Friday I’m in love
David Bowie - Changes
Elton John - Rocket man
Elton John - Your song
Radiohead - Karma police
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
The Beatles - Here comes the sun
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
The Beatles - Come Together
The Waterboys - The whole of the moon
The Waterboys - How Long Will I Love You
Oasis - She’s Electric
Yazoo - Only you
The Human League - Together in electric dreams
Jason Mraz - I’m yours
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
Ed Sheeran - Hearts don't break around here
Jack Johnson - Better together
Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl
Tom Petty - Free falling
Tom Petty - American Girl
Talking Heads - This must be the place
The Beatles - Across the universe
The Beach Boys - God only knows
Oasis - Don’t look back in anger
John Denver - Take me home country roads
Ed Sheeran - Castle on the hill
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Bruce Springsteen - I’m on fire
Ronan Keating - Life is a rollercoaster
Adele - To make you feel my love
Tracy Chapman - Fast car
Catfish and The Bottlemen - 7
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the dark
Kodaline - High hopes
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Ben E King - Stand by me
McFly - All about you
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
Elvis Presley - Can't help falling in love
Don Mclean - American pie
Passenger - Let her go
George Ezra - Budapest
George Ezra - Hold My Girl
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Oasis - She's Electric
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Counting Stars - One Republic
Counting Crows - Accidentally In Love
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Jack Johnson - Upside Down
The The - This Is The Day
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
Crowded House - Weather With You
U2 - With or Without You
U2 - Running to stand still
Paolo Nutini - Candy
Harry Styles - Late Night Talking
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
James Bay - Hold Back the River
James Bay - Let it Go

Callum's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£45
Up to 1 hour£230
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love the immersive experience my performances bring. Beyond just music, I am present, enjoying every note, and encouraging guests to loosen up and relish the moment. My availability, personability, and genuine care for each event shine through, creating a unique, enjoyable atmosphere.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I'm committed to flexibility for your event's success. If timings change, inform me, and I'll adjust seamlessly as best I can. I strive to make your experience exceptional and appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Of course. I can play music of your choice before the set and during a break. If you want something more bespoke please feel free to send a Spotify playlist of your creation.

How much time do you need to set up?

I aim to be at the venue 1.5 hours before the time of the performance. It usually takes me 1 hour to load in and set up. I can have my PA set up and playing music for guests 30 minutes before the performance.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Absolutely! I value a personalized approach to music. Let's schedule a free consultation to go through your song preferences and tailor the set list to your taste. I also offer an exclusive service—choose three additional songs of your choice to make your event truly bespoke. Looking forward to creating a memorable experience together!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I want to make your day as stress-free as possible. Let me bring all the equipment, and set up/pack down. You simply enjoy the music and make the day memorable.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes! I offer an exclusive service—choose three additional songs of your choice to make your event truly bespoke. Looking forward to creating a memorable experience together!
Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Pop, Americana, Indie, Pop rock, Folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Church service
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Other skills:
Producer, Songwriter, Lyricist
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