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James Harriman is an energetic covers artist working in Bath. James plays covers from the 60's to the present day with his own twist.

James Harriman has been involved in music and performing since he was young and has many years of professional gigging experience. James has performed at many high profile events including The Birmingham Weekender and the and The Bath Festival Finale Weekend. James prides himself in his high energy live shows. James uses a Live Looping and a Vocal Processing pedals to create a performance unlike any other. James is currently studying a Masters in Commercial Music at Bath Spa University and is living in Bath. James can play sets of covers, original material, or a mix both. James has a large varied repertoire in his sets ranging from 60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and Jazz to Modern Rap and Pop, He always puts in the “Crowd Pleasers” such as Wonderwall, Sweet Child Of Mine, Livin’ On a Prayer. James' main aim is to ensure that the audience have a good time!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Covers, Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Top 40, Rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Disco, Soul, Motown, Vintage, Funk, Christmas, Electronic, House, Ibiza club, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk rock, Originals
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Producer, Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Live looping, Sound technician, Audio engineer
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Song list

This is an example setlist from a 2 x 1 hour Beer Festival gig, It does not cover my entire repertoire, but gives you an example of what to expect when booking me.
Set 1 –
Shut Up And Dance
Tainted Love
All About That Bass
Galway Girl
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
9 to 5
I Will Survive
Red Red Wine/Monkey Man
Wanna Be Like You
No Diggity
Set 2 –
Folsom Prison Blues
Jailhouse Rock
Shake Rattle And Roll
Jonny B Goode
Twist & Shout
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Livin’ On A Prayer
Sweet Child Of Mine
Mr Brightside
Let’s Get It On/Thinking Out Loud
Sweet Caroline
I’m A Believer
Don’t Look Back In Anger
Shape Of You/You Need Me
500 Miles
Customer questions

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

I try to be as flexible as possible and I am happy to work with you if planned timings change but please be aware this may affect the set length if changes are made on the day.

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

I have a playlist of classic party songs that I play before and after each set, I can offer this service for free and the music runs off a phone. If you would be interested in something a bit more engaging/personalised, I can offer a professional DJ service for an additional fee that can be negotiated, feel free to enquire for more details.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up an hour before the performance, however due to the technical nature of the performance and amount of gear we have this may vary. I can provide background music or a DJ service as soon as the PA system is set up. See 'Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?' for more details.

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

The set I play has been developed over many years of playing different venues, and I tailor each setlist to the specific event. I have spent a lot of time considering what songs work best at what points in a night. However, If you would like a specific order, or want different I would be 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, for most gigs I will bring my PA System, Pedalboard, Guitars, Mics and Stands. Lighting may or not be provided as part of the cost (enquire or see quote for details).

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there is a chance I still know it. My set varies from event to event, and I have over 3 hours of repertoire. If there is a special song you'd like me to perform or learn please feel free to contact me. I will do my best to perform it at your event.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The crowd interaction and engagement. I aim to make sure everyone is having a good time.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have worked with Companies such as Greene King, Backyard Brewhouse and Flan O'Brien's. I have performed at too many venues to count, but personal favourites have included the Silverstone Stage at the Barclaycard Arena, The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham and Moles in Bath. Not forgetting all the awesome festivals.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am influenced in two ways. My Live Looping is influenced by artists such as Beardyman, Walk Off The Earth, KT Tunstall and of course Ed Sheeran. My crowd interaction is inspired by legends of crowd control such as Freddie Mercury, Frank Turner and Reel Big Fish. I've seen these artists (in person or on video) and picked up little bits from each of them.

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

I recently performed on the Silverstone Stage at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham as people were going in to see a famous classic rock act (who I cannot name in promotional material due to contractual agreements). I also worked with Free Radio and provided music on the Forum Stage at the LG Arena in 2014 as people were entering for Free Radio Live.


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£175
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£350
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your evening reception
New Years Eve Booking. Includes 2x45 min live sets, Hand playlisted music before and in between performance. Plus professional DJ set after performance for up to 3 hours. Plus basic Lighting Rig. Prices may vary depending on travel, accommodation and various other costs. DJ set can be extended for additional cost. Bigger listing Rig can be provided for additional cost.
Available services
DJ set


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Milo B, 5 months ago

James, was absolutely incredible, he played at my annual Christmas house party and he literally took the show away. He's the best musician I've had yet and I think will be hard to beat! The music was absolutely fantastic, he had a great song set, played some songs that I requested. The best things was his energy, he really knew how to get the crowd going. So many friend asked me where I found this guy and wanted his number. I can fully recommend him, although I really don't want to as I want to keep him all for my parties.... He was very easy to organise and get everything arranged so it suited my party. Thanks a million James, you really made the evening! Cheers

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Martha O, 7 months ago

Everything was great.

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Sydney W, 9 months ago

Throughout the whole experience James was amazing, came with plenty of time to spare for setting up etc. He absolutely got the party going, continuing to entertain with his performance, along with getting everyone involved. We are extremely delighted with James and have had raving reviews from each attendee. Thank you very much again James you were ace! I would recommend James to anyone looking for a brilliant entertaining night!

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Carol H, 1 year ago

From booking until the party communication from James was superb. James had the party going from the start and his set piece was perfect for our guests. James's attention to what people wanted was faultless. James voice and personality was incredible. Would book again without doubt.

Alexander J, 4 years ago

“James Harriman has got to be the most entertaining act we've ever had at the grainstore live sessions”