James Harriman

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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!

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James' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sara H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

James was brilliant can’t recommend him enough. We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Thank you James for going above and beyond.

Jo H
2 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

James was excellent. He was a bit behind schedule but stayed on later which more than made up for it. We had a mixed age group from 18 to 76 and all of them were up dancing. He did a great improv bit at the end where he asked everyone to shout out their cheesy requests and then he sung them, this went down really well and I’m impressed he knew so many songs within seconds. I’d book James again in a heartbeat and recommend anyone else to.

Reply from James
2 years ago

It was a lovely event. Hope to work with you again soon!

Kim J
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

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!

Reply from James
2 years ago

What a lovely comment, thank you. I hope to work with you again soon!

Milo B
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

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

Reply from James
2 years ago

This was a super fun show and you were great hosts. They do say London folk know how to party! I hope to work with you again sometime soon!

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Marketa M
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in High St
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5 out of 5

James is a brilliant musician and entertainer. His first gig (covers set) was so popular, we booked him to perform in our pub repeatedly! He was on time and acted professionally every time. Definitely recommend him to any private functions and/or venues!

Ashleigh G
4 years ago, for a Charity event in Middlemore Ln W
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5 out of 5

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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James' 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 full 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)
Full Song List -
•Modern(ish) Chart Hits•
Airplanes (BOB)
All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)
Baby (Justin Bieber)
Bad Guy (Billie Eilish)
Blank Space (Taylor Swift)
Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)
Dance Monkey (Tones And I)
Do It Like A Dude (Jessie J)
Forget You (Ce Lo Green)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pherell)
I Got A Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Mike Posner)
Ladbroke Grove (AJ Tracey)
Old Town Road (Lil Nas X)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
Royals (Lorde)
Sexy And I Know It (LMFAO)
Shape Of You/You Need Me/Audience Requests (Ed Sheeran/Song Requests)
Shut Up And Dance (Walk The Moon)
Sing (Ed Sheeran)
Thank You, Next (Ariana Grande)
Wake Me Up (Avicii)
Watermelon Sugar (Harry Styles)
We Can’t Stop (Miley Cyrus)
•Rock And Pop 00's/10’s•
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
Black Horse And A Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
Dakota (Stereophonics)
Emperor’s New Clothes
Fill My Little World (The Feeling)
Girls And Boys (Good Charlotte)
Grace Kelly (Mika)
Hey Ya! (Outkast)
Hot 'N' Cold (Katy Perry)
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Arctic Monkey's)
I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Cheifs)
I Write Sins Not Tragedies (Panic At The Disco)
In My Place (Coldplay)
Kings Of Leon (Sex On Fire)
Lightning Bolt (Jake Bugg)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Pumped Up Kicks (Foster The People)
Recovery (Frank Turner)
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Beyonce)
Stacey's Mom (Fountains Of Wayne)
Still In To You (Paramore)
Substitute (Frank Turner)
Sugar We’re Goin’ Down (Fall Out Boy)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
Teenagers (My Chemical Romance)
This Is The Life (Amy McDonald)
This Love (Maroon 5)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
Wherever You Will Go (The Calling)
•Rock And Pop 80's-90's•
500 Miles (Proclaimers)
A Little Respect (Erasure)
A New England (Billy Bragg)
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (Monty Python/Eric Idle)
Believe (Cher)
Don't Marry Her (The Beautiful South)
Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Livin La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)
Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
No Diggity (Blackstreet)
Red Red Wine (UB40)
Rotterdam (Or Anywhere) (The Beautiful South)
Show Me Love (Robin S)
Sit Down (James)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns 'N' Roses)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
What's Up (4 Non Blondes)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
•Rock And Pop 50's-70's•
9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons)
Cecilia (Simon and Garfunkel)
Come On Feel The Noise (Slade/Quiet Riot)
Dancing Queen (ABBA)
Don't Bring Me Down (E.L.O)
Down Down (Status Quo)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys)
Heroes (David Bowie)
Horse With No Name (America)
I’m A Believer (The Monkeys)
In The Summertime
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Jonny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
Monkey Man (The Specials/Toots And The Maytals)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Shake Rattle And Roll (Bill Haley & His Comets)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)​
Take A Chance On Me (ABBA)
Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver)
Twist & Shout (The Beatles)
YMCA (The Village People)
•Ballads/Slower/Acoustic Songs•
(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You (Elvis)
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Careless Whisper (George Micheal)
Champagne Supernova (Oasis)
Chim Chimeney (Disney/Mary Poppins)
Easy (Commodores/Lionel Richie)
Girl Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Half The World Away (Oasis)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Hello (Adele)
Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
I Got This Email (Will Varley)
I’m Home When You Hold Me (Beans On Toast)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
Knocking On Heavens Door (Bob Dylan/Guns N Roses)
L.O.V.E (Nat King Cole)
Life On Mars (David Bowie)
Mad World (Tears For Fears/Gary Jules)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele/Bob Dylan)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Never Gonna Give You Up (Acoustic Version) (Rick Astley)
Only You (Yazoo)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Ripetide (Vance Joy)
Someone Like You (Adele)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane/Lilly Allen)
Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Streets of London (Ralph McTell)
The Scientist (Coldplay)
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Wake Me Up When September Ends (Green Day)
Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed)
Your Beautiful (James Blunt)
•St Patricks Day/Irish Songs/Folk Songs•
All For Me Grog (Traditional)
Barett's Privateers (Traditional/Shanty)
Country Life (Show Of Hands)
Dirty Old Town (The Pogues)
Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
Gold (Once)
Haul Away Joe (Traditional/Shanty)
Johnny Jump Up (Traditional)
Johnny Leave Her (Traditional/Shanty)
Leaving Of Liverpool (Traditional)
Star Of The County Down (Traditional)
The Chandlers Wife (Traditional/Once)
The Irish Rover (Traditional)
The Night Pat Murphy Died (Traditional)
The Parting Glass (Traditional)
The Wild Rover (Traditional)
Wellerman (The Longest Johns)
Whiskey In The Jar (Tradional)
•Cider/Beer Festival•
Combine Harvester (The Wurzels)
Drunken Sailor (Traditional)
I Am A Cider Drinker (The Wurzels)
•Musical Theatre•
All That Jazz (Chicago)
Any Dream Will Do (Joseph)
Caberet (Caberet)
Greased Lightnin’ (Grease)
Spoonful Of Sugar (May Poppins)
Wanna Be Like You (Disney/The Jungle Book)
•Birthday Songs•
Happy Birthday (Traditional)
​Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen (Neil Sedaka)
In Da Club (50 Cent)
Birthday (Anne Marie)
Happy Birthday (The Click Five)
Creep (Radiohead)
Heathens (Twenty One Pilots)
Monster Mash (Bobby Pickett)
Science Fiction, Double Feature (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Sweet Transvestite (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Time Warp (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Zombie (The Cranberries)
Away In A Manger (Traditional)
Blue Christmas (Elvis)
Deck The Halls (Traditional)
Do They Know It's Christmas? (Band Aid)
Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues)
Feliz Navidad (Jose Feliciano)
Good Kind Wenceslas (Traditional)
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer (Elmo And Patsy)
I'l Be Home For Christmas (Bing Crosby/Micheal Bublé)
Jingle Bells (Traditional)
Last Christmas (Wham)
Lonely This Christmas (Mud)
Merry Xmas Everybody (Slade)
Mistletoe And Wine (Cliff Richard)
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer (Traditional)
Santa Baby (Eartha Kitt/Kylie Minogue)
Santa Bring My Baby Back TO Me (Elvis Presley)
Silent Night (Traditional)
Stop The Cavalry (Jona Lewie)
The Twelve Days Of Christmas (Traditional)
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Traditional)
When Santa Go Stuck Up The Chimney
Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney)
*Please note I will need at least 14 days to rehearse for customised setlists, and four weeks for new song requests that are not on this list. Customised setlist may not contain all the requested songs.

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£300
Up to 3 hours£375
Chilled Back Hour Set (Not Wedding/Corperate)
1 x 60 Minute set of stripped back covers music, Ideal for background music during food, or for small gatherings. No looping or effects, just acoustic music
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. DJ set and lighting can be added on for an additional fee.
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.


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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.
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, Irish rock, Britpop
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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, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Producer, Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Live looping, Sound technician, Audio engineer
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