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James Burrows

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About James Burrows

Fun-loving Guitarist and Singer with over 20 years of experience in performing at Weddings, Corporate Events, and Touring with Artists.
Singing guitarist
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London Based Session Singer/Guitarist, Producer, Keyboard Player with over 20 years experience. Highlights so far include supporting John Legend at the 02, Headlining the Jazz Cafe, 02 Academy Islington, and a multitude of incredible events. James has a strong passion for performing music live and loves to make every event a memorable experience. Regardless of the style or event, James can cater to your needs and sound with a professional and positive attitude. Transport and professional P.A / lighting available.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Pop, Electronic, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Americana, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Covers, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Christmas, Film / TV music, Electronica, Ibiza club, House, Deep house, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Karaoke, Ambient pop, Tribute, Ska
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding proposal, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Theatre / Show, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Church service, Cruise
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Transcription, Ableton Live, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
Budapest - George Ezra
Busy Earnin - Jungle
Cake by the ocean - DNCE
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Counting Stars - One Republic
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake
Dancing the Moonlight - Toploader
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Pharrell - Happy
Hump De Bump - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Me Again - John Newman
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Mambo No.5 - Lou Bega
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Rude - Magic!
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Take Your Momma - Scissor Sisters
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This love - Maroon 5
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Mark Ronson
Wake Me Up - Avicii
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
PYT - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Rock With You - Michale Jackson
Blame It on the boogie - Michael Jackson
Brick House - Lionel Richie
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Give it Up - KC and the Sunshine Band
Hold On I'm Coming - Sam and Dave
Kiss - Prince
I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
Long Train Runnin - The Doobie Brothers
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Beggin - Frankie Valli
Play That Funk Music - Wild Cherry
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Soul Man - Sam and Dave
Street Life - Randy Crawfor
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Dancing in the streets - Martha and the Vandellas
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Heard it through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
It's Your Thing - Isley Brothers
Just the two of us - Bill Withers
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Son of a Preacher man - Dusty Springfield
Stuck in the middle with you - Stealers Wheel
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Bruno Mars - 24k Magic
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Cheerleader - OMI
Hotline Bling - Drake
One Dance - Drake
Ignition - R Kelly
Last Nite - The Strokes
Moves LIke Jagger
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Sorry - Justin Beiber
These Days - Rudimental
Troublemaker - Olly Murs
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
In the midnight hour - Wilson Picket
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Oh What A Night - Frankie Valli
All Of Me - John Legend
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
My Generation - The Who
Go Your Own Way - Coldplay
I need a dollar - aloe Blac
If you ever want to be in love - James Bay
Naive - The Kooks
Hold Back the River - James Bay
Troublemaker - Olly Murs
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Party Like its 1999 - prince
Hall and Oates - You Make My Dream
George Michael - Wake Me Up
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love my charisma and upbeat song choice and personality that I bring to each of my performances.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at a wide range of venues including The 02 Arena, 02 Academy Islington, The Jazz Cafe, and Ronnie Scotts

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The top artists that currently influence me are Emily King, Sinead Harnett, John Mayer, and Jungle

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

The most high profile gig I have performed to this date has been Supporting John Legend and his band at the 02 Arena as art of Blue's Fest.

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the feel free to let me know and I would be than happy to accommodate.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as the PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the first set.

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

My setlists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, 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?

Yes, absolutely! I bring all the equipment need. Microphones, PA instruments, and everything required to achieve a great sound for either myself or my band will be provided for the event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal time etc.


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)£50
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£310


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From customers:

Izzie, 2 years ago

Just a quick email to say thank you SO much for Saturday. Everyone had such a fantastic time and there's been heaps of awesome feedback from our guests about you.

Mary, 2 years ago

I really wanted to thank you so much for an awesome performance on the 25th of June at my party in Steventon. Everyone has commented on how completely brilliant you were.... I consider that we were blessed to have had the great fortune to have had you play at the event, and really appreciate the extra couple of numbers you managed to fit in for us.