Harry James Music

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Harry is a vibrant soloist working across the UK. Music Degree Graduate from Newcastle University.
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Distilling all of my tastes and digging for golden nuggets of the best live tunes. Live music gives people agency, gets them off their feet and shakes the blues away. I write original music as well as perform quirky covers with live looping to add layers to the mix. Please message if you'd like to hear more!

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Danni E
5 years ago, for a Private event in Oval Park
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5 out of 5

They were so helpful, excellent service & such a fantastic variety of talented singers I used Need Music to find an acoustic singer for my engagement party and I have to say they are brilliant. They were so helpful, excellent service & such a fantastic variety of talented singers/musicians so much so that I found it really hard to choose. In the end we chose Harry Smethurst and he was amazing, everyone commented on how fantastic he was & asked how we booked him etc. Will defo be recommending Need Music & Harry, thanks for such a brilliant night! Danni Gibson Engagement Party Spennymoor 28/05/18

One S
6 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Gateshead NE8
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5 out of 5

Amazing interaction with customers - Harry was really great yesterday, with amazing interaction with customers, he also had great feedback from customers in the pub.” Megan, Bar Manager at The One Eyed Stag 26/02/18

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Harry's Song list

Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Andy Williams - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Chaka Kahn - Ain't Nobody
George Ezra - Budapest
Erasure - A Little Respect
James - Sit Down
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
Coldplay - The Scientist
The Temptations - My Girl
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Stereophonics - Dakota
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full of Lead
Kasabian - LSF
Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
Andy Williams - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
The View - Same Jeans
Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha
KC & The Sunshine Band - Baby Give It Up
The Human League - Don't You Want Me Baby
Duran Duran - Rio

Harry's Prices

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£350


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Customer questions

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

Please contact me for any requests for changing the details of booking - Happy to accommodate to the best of my ability

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

Additional DJ set cost detailed below.

How much time do you need to set up?

~30 mins setup.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I have all of my own PA setup, transportation.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Always a party atmosphere, able to adapt to suit clientele! Mixing and Mashups a-plenty!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Soul, Easy listening, Originals, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Ambient pop, Light music, Motown, Funk, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Producer, Sound technician, Songwriter, Audio engineer, Fluent improviser, Live looping
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