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James is a tribute to Elvis Presley, performing his hits and more using the best quality backing tracks on the market today.
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James is an acclaimed English Elvis tribute artist, based in Devon in the U.K. Although James has been a variety singer for many years, he has been a life- long fan of Elvis Presley. When performing his tribute act, James tries to convey Elvis’s charisma and sense of playfulness on stage, which he combines with his own personality. Being a Sony Award-winning national and regional radio presenter for almost 20 years has given James the ability to really connect and engage with an audience. James captures Elvis’s sound and adopts his mannerisms and stage actions. To make his show sound and look its best, James’s act uses the finest quality Elvis backing tracks on the market today as well as jumpsuits made by B&K Enterprises in America who employ those who made Elvis’s own stage wear. You can even customise your set list by choosing from the extensive list of Elvis songs available in his Song List section. Since becoming an Elvis Tribute Artist, James’s show has gone from strength to strength. For private clients James has performed at events ranging from weddings and anniversaries to Captain’s Days at golf clubs and surprise birthday parties. His public events include festivals, charity dinners, bar room entertainment, legions and social clubs. James also has three long-term residencies as Elvis at popular live music venues in Plymouth, Okehampton and Torquay, Devon. He has wowed audiences at several popular holiday parks as well as on a cruise around the Mediterranean.

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James' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Vicky J
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant, good interaction with the customers, got everyone up on there feet, couldn't fault, thank you for a great night,

Reply from James
1 year ago

Thank you too!

Joanne C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

James was pleasant and helpful in his communication by email prior to the party. The performance was the outstanding and made my mums 80th birthday very special. I would have no hesitation in recommending him. Brilliant!

From other customers:

Sally W
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Saltash
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5 out of 5

Fantastic performance. Everyone commented on how good James was. It really added to our function having James there and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Kate A
5 years ago, for a Hotel / Restaurant event in Corfe Castle
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic! James looks and sounds amazing and he is a great showman, really got the crowd going. Would happily have him back again.

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James' Song list

(Marie's The Name of) His Latest Flame
(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I
(You're The) Devil In Disguise
A Big Hunk O'Love (Live 1972 and 1973)
A Little Less Conversation
All Shook Up
Always On My Mind
Amazing Grace
An American Trilogy
And I Love You So
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
Anything That's Part Of You
Any Way You Want Me
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do?
Big Boss Man (single version)
Big Boss Man (1974 show opener)
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
Blue Christmas
Blue Suede Shoes
Bossa Nova Baby
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Burning Love
Can't Help Falling In Love (live - show ending)
Can't Help Falling In Love (slow - studio version)
Clean Up Your Own Backyard
Danny Boy
Don't Cry Daddy (Live 1970)
Early Morning Rain
Faded Love (live 1973)
Fever (live 1973)
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
For The Good Times
Funny How Time Slips Away
Funny How Time Slips Away (live 1972)
G.I. Blues
Girl Of My Best Friend
Good Luck Charm
Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (live 1974)
Green, Green Grass Of Home
Heartbreak Hotel (live 1970)
Help Me
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Hound Dog (live 1969)
Hound Dog (live 1972)
Hound Dog (Live 1974 - extended middle)
How The Web Was Woven
I Can Help
I Can't Stop Loving You
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I Just Can't Help Believin'
I Really Don't Want To Know
If I Can Dream
If That Isn't Love
If You Love Me, Let me Know
I'm Leavin'
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
In The Ghetto (studio 1969)
In The Ghetto (live 1969/70)
It Hurts Me
It's Easy For You
It's Impossible
It's Midnight
It's Now Or Never
It's Over
I'll Be Home On Christmas Day
I'll Be There
I'll Remember You
Jailhouse Rock (live 1977)
Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel Medley
Johnny B Goode
Just Call Me Lonesome
Just Pretend
Kiss Me Quick
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Let It Be Me
Let Me Be There
Little Sister
Love Coming Down
Love Letters (Live 1977)
Love Me
Love Me Tender (live 1972)
Loving You
Make The World Go Away
Mess Of Blues
Moody Blue
Mr Songman
My Babe
My Boy
My Way
Mystery Train/Tiger Man Medley
Never Been To Spain
Never Ever
Oh, Come All Ye Faithfull
Only Believe (live 1971)
Peace In The Valley
Polk Salad Annie (fast 1972)
Promised Land (live 1974)
Proud Mary
Put Your Hand In The Hand
Release Me
Return To Sender
Runaway (live 1969)
See See Rider (opener)
See See Rider (Mid-set)
Separate Ways
She Wears My Ring
She's Not You
Silent Night
Soldier Boy
Spanish Eyes
Stranger In The Crowd
Stuck On You
Suspicious Minds (live 1973)
Sweet Caroline
Teddy Bear (original single version)
Teddy Bear (Live 1977)
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
That's Alright Mama (opener)
That's What You Get For Lovin' Me
The Green Green Grass Of Home
The Thrill Of Your Love
The Wonder Of You
There's A Honky Tonk Angel
Thinking About You
This Is Our Dance
Too Much
Treat Me Nice
Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
Until It's Time For You To Go (live 1972)
Viva Las Vegas
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Way Down
Welcome To My World
Where Could I Go, But To The Lord?
Where No One Stands Alone
Woman Without Love
Wooden Heart
Yesterday/Hey Jude
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
You're The Reason I'm Living
Your Cheatin' Heart

James' 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£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£600
Customer questions

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

I am flexible on timings and understand that things are subject to change. If anything does change in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

This is not something that I offer.

How much time do you need to set up?

I arrive around an hour and a half before I am due to perform in order to set up.

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

Absolutely! I have a large number of Elvis songs in my repertoire any of which may be chosen for me to perform. To follow the pattern of a typical Elvis concert from 1969 - 1977, I usually open with either C.C. Rider, That's Alright Mama or Blue Suede Shoes and close with Can't Help Falling In Love. The songs in between can be chosen by you if so desired.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I provide my own P.A. and, if required, lighting.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I have a large number of his songs in my repertoire but Elvis does have a huge back catalogue of music. Unfortunately not all of these are available in backing track form or are of substandard quality, however, if there is a song that doesn't appear in my list, I am happy to try and source a backing track although this is not guaranteed. A £30 fee applies.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My voice and my interaction with the audience is what I get complimented on the most. Like Elvis I have fun and enjoy what I do on stage without tipping over into parody. Everything I do on stage is in keeping with the spirit of a live performance by Elvis.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A small sample of venues I have played include, but are not limited to: White Acres Holiday Park Trecco Bay Holiday Park The Walrus, Plymouth The Winter Gardens, Blackpool I have also played many public houses, golf clubs, restaurants, hotels, community centres, Legions and clubs as well as halls for private events.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I'm an Elvis Presley tribute so, being a big fan of his, my act is obviously geared toward replicating his live appearances and songs. However, I also like to listen to a wide variety of music in my spare time.

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

Trecco Bay Holiday Park in Wales, where I will be playing again after being invited back. This will be usurped by a cruise that I am due to perform on in October 2019.
Tribute, Rock 'n' Roll, Rock, Covers, Pop
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Church service, Charity event
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