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James Harriman is an energetic covers artist based in in Bath. James plays covers from the 60's to the present day with his own twist.
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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 graduated with a Pass With Distinction Masters Degree 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

I perform a rounded set of classic songs providing a set that has something in it for everybody at your event. Below is an average example setlist from a gig with songs that I would play, followed by a further list of my repertoire. I can also try to learn songs for you if needed. You can let me pick the setlist created from my many years of performing, or pick up to 20 songs from the additional list below to fit your event*.
Set 1 –
Shut Up And Dance (Walk The Moon)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)
Cecilia (Simon and Garfunkel)
Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
What's Up (4 Non Blondes)
9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Red Red Wine (UB40)
Monkey Man (The Specials/Toots And The Maytals)
Wanna Be Like You (Disney/The Jungle Book)
No Diggity (Blackstreet)
Set 2 –
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Shake Rattle And Roll (Bill Haley & His Comets)
Jonny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Twist & Shout (The Beatles)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns 'N' Roses)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
I’m A Believer (The Monkeys)
Shape Of You/You Need Me/Audience Requests (Ed Sheeran/Song Requests)
Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Other Songs Included In Sets/Repertoire Include: -
•Rock And Pop 00's•
Dakota (Stereophonics)
Stacey's Mom (Fountains Of Wayne)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Arctic Monkey's)
Recovery (Frank Turner)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
Fill My Little World (The Feeling)
I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Cheifs)
Substitute (Frank Turner)
Teenagers (My Chemical Romance)
Kings Of Leon (Sex On Fire)
In My Place (Coldplay)
Hey Ya! (Outkast)
Black Horse And A Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
This Is The Life (Amy McDonald)
Pumped Up Kicks (Foster The People)
•Rock And Pop 60's-80's•
Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver)
500 Miles (Proclaimers)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Believe (Cher)
Show Me Love (Robin S)
Livin La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics)
In The Summertime
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Don't Bring Me Down (E.L.O)
Come On Feel The Noise (Slade/Quiet Riot)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Horse With No Name (America)
Heroes (David Bowie)
Don't Marry Her (The Beautiful South)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Down Down (Status Quo)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Rotterdam (Or Anywhere) (The Beautiful South)
Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys)
YMCA (The Village People)
Sit Down (James)
A New England (Billy Bragg)
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (Monty Python/Eric Idle)
•Modern(ish) Chart Hits•
Happy (Pherell)
Bad Guy (Billie Eilish)
Ladbroke Grove (AJ Tracey)
Royals (Lorde)
Wake Me Up (Avicii)
Old Town Road (Lil Nas X)
Do It Like A Dude (Jessie J)
Blank Space (Taylor Swift)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Airplanes (BOB)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)
Sexy And I Know It (LMFAO)
Forget You (Ce Lo Green)
I Got A Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
Sing (Ed Sheeran)
•Ballads/Slower/Acoustic Songs•
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Streets of London (Ralph McTell)
Easy (Commodores/Lionel Richie)
ChimChimeney (Disney/Mary Poppins)
Knocking On Heavens Door (Bob Dylan/Guns N Roses)
Someone Like You (Adele)
Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Life On Mars (David Bowie)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Mad World (Tears For Fears/Gary Jules)
Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed)
L.O.V.E (Nat King Cole)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele/Bob Dylan)
Your Beautiful (James Blunt)
Careless Whisper (George Micheal)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Girl Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Only You (Yazoo)
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Half The World Away (Oasis)
Hello (Adele)
Champagne Supernova (Oasis)
Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
Never Gonna Give You Up (Acoustic Version) (Rick Astley)
(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You (Elvis)
•Occasion/Seasonal Songs•
Happy Birthday (Traditional)
•Cider/Beer Festival•
I Am A Cider Drinker (The Wurzels)
Combine Harvester (The Wurzels)
Drunken Sailor (Traditional)
•St Patricks Day•
The Wild Rover (Traditional)
The Irish Rover (Traditional)
Science Fiction, Double Feature (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Sweet Transvestite (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Time Warp (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Monster Mash (Bobby Pickett)
Zombie (The Cranberries)
Creep (Radiohead)
Heathens (Twenty One Pilots)
Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues)
Santa Baby (Eartha Kitt/Kylie Minogue)
Do They Know It's Christmas? (Band Aid)
Last Christmas (Wham)
Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney)
Feliz Navidad (Jose Feliciano)
Stop The Cavalry (Jona Lewie)
Merry Xmas Everybody (Slade)
Blue Christmas (Elvis)
Lonely This Christmas (Mud)
I'l Be Home For Christmas (Bing Crosby/Micheal Bublé)
Jingle Bells (Traditional)
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Traditional)
*Please note I will need two weeks notice for customised setlists, and four weeks for new song requests that are not on this list.
Customer questions

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?

Last year i took to a stage at the Bath Festival Finale Weekend last year. Shortly after I finished Mabel and Clean Bandit hit the main stage. It was great fun.

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.


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
Chilled Back Hour Set
1 x 60 Minute set of stripped back covers music, Ideal for background music during food, or for small gatherings.
Acoustic Dinner Music
1 x 60 minute performance as dinner is being served. Can be performed stripped back and slow, or full on high energy.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Set is more relaxed and includes love songs such as "Only You", "Thinking Out Loud", "Hallelujah", and "Perfect" as well as stripped back reworked versions of pop hits. Song requests can be requested in advance.
Drinks reception
Two High Energy 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.
NEW!Virtual services
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.
Zoom bomb
I'll jump into your Zoom call and surprise your friends and colleagues with a cover song of your choice from my song list on my profile! (additional songs can be ordered)
Bespoke music video
I'll produce a music video with studio sound recording equipment and a video. I can customise the video with your own branding and even changes to the lyrics if you want!
Digital music party
I'll host an hour's entertainment for your virtual party. Includes a 'Spot The Intro' quiz, Plus a 30 minute covers set. Guaranteed belly laughs!


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Kim J, 4 months ago

James was the perfect end to the party singing classic singalong songs and he had a great personality. He got along with our guests and entertained us with his great voice and he was polite and funny. We would definitely book him again!

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Milo B, 11 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, 1 year ago

Everything was great.

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Sydney W, 1 year 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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Ashleigh G, 1 year ago

James was a great live music addition to our Beer Festival fundraiser alongside our DJ. He planned sets in advance to match the evening and crowd and was also happy to take requests. Very professional in matching the music and engagement level to the crowd during the event. Everyone really enjoyed his music and would definitely recommend and look to book again for the future ☺️

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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.

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