Singing guitarist

James Leslie

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About James Leslie

"Acoustic singer song writer available throughout the UK" Favourite Covers
Singing guitarist
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My name is James Leslie and I’m a acoustic singer/ songwriter from Huddersfield! I play all over the north of England, Leeds, Manchester, York, Barnsley and more locally to myself, Holmfirth and Yorkshire. Throughout the year I’ve opened for Heather Small (m people) and played at Neil Warnock’s Huddersfield town leaving party at the Huddersfield town hall as well as having the opportunity to sing with Bob Marley’s cousin James Malcolm. I play mostly covers but I write my own music too (EP coming soon!)and play that in my sets as well whether it be opening for bands at bigger venues or playing at festivals, pubs, clubs and weddings you name the occasion. Get in touch love to work with you and create a very memorable occasion for you.

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James Leslie 's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lyndsey M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic performance, James responded very quickly, this was a last minute booking due to us being let down. James was professional and his performance went down a treat. Thankyou James. Amazing.

Reply from James Leslie
1 year ago

Thanks Lyndsey - Love it! Cheers James

From other customers:

Aaron S
21 days ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Queen St
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5 out of 5

Excellent acoustic artist - would recommend!

Jodie B
26 days ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in North Rd
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5 out of 5

James played at our Wine Bar ‘The Secret Garden’ and he did not disappoint. He is a very talented and professional musician and kept the mood high throughout the evening with well known classics and even his own originals which were a fantastic addition to the evening! Thank you very much for joining us James and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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James Leslie 's Song list

Noah - seasons of the sticks
Passenger - let her go
Paris - The 1975/
When we are together - The 1975
I’m in love with you - The 1975
Wintering - The 1975
Love is all around - wet wet wet/
Rock-complication - Elvis - Johnny cash compilation
Tell me something girl - BRADLEY & LADY GAGA
Rising sun - The Animals
Half the world away - Oasis/
👍Mustang Sally - COMMITMENTS/
Feeling Whitney - Post Malone
Bloody valentine - POST MALONE
Galway Girl - Ed Sheehan
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
🌞Castle on the hill - Ed Sheeran
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Hurricane - Luke combs
Beautiful, Crazy - Luke Combs
Going going gone - Luke combs /
1 2 many - Luke combs/
Hound dog - Elvis
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
👍Jailhouse rock - Elvis
Don’t think twice - Bob Dylan/
Photograph - Nickleback
👍Not the only one -Sam smith
👍Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers
Annie’s song - John Denver/
👍Take me home country roads - John Denver
When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
Teenage dirt bag - Wheatus
Hey there Delilah - Plain white Tees
👍New shoes - Paolo Nutini
👍Sweet Caroline - Neil diamond
Mr bright side - The Killers
Runaways - Killers
Iris - Goo goo dolls
Tennessee whisky - CHRIS STAPLETON
Probably Leave - CHRIS STAPLETON
Something in the orange - Zach BRYAN
👍Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Happy man - Thomas Rhett
🌻Fast car - Tracy Chapman/
🌞Blame it on me - George Ezra
Falling - Harry Styles
Girl Crush - Harry Styles
Smoking funny things - KID ROCK
👍Dancing in the moonlight - topLOADER
Careless whisper - George Michael
Sam smith - crazy
Callum Scott - Your are the reason
Crazy little thing called love

James Leslie 's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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£437.50
Up to 3 hours£562.50
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances for the evening.


Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My voice & capability to read the crowd.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Old Post Office - Pontefract Bar 42 Horbury Woodsome Hall Golf Club - Festival Thongsbrigde Tennis Club Holmfirth Tavern Tenfourteen Dusty Miller Highlander Scarborough Truth Brighouse Fleece Horbury Cooper Bar Elland Tipsy Cow Huddersfield Shelley Community Football Club - Bonfire Empire House Wentworth Mapplewell Anvil Arms Darton Private Parties Wedding

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ed Sheeran Luke Combs Elvis Post Malone

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

Woodsome Hall Festival

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

I try my best to be as flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible - contact us at your earliest to advise.

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

I can provide PA system for additional cost by prior arranegment.

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 our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're 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 my own instrument to play acoustically.”

Can you learn song requests before the event?

“If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”
Acoustic, Easy listening, Light music, Noise music, Blues, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1970s era music, Motown, Rock, Classic rock
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