Singing guitarist

James Michaels

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About James Michaels

Chilled Out, Acoustic, Folk style singer. Love nothing more than stripping songs back so you can really feel them! Love Country music too!
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Singing guitarist

I’ve been gigging for as long as I can remember. Singing has always been my life! I’ve been very fortunate to have performed around the world on Cruise Ships, and loved every minute of it. I’m back on dry land now, and gig mainly at wedding receptions and events. So if you’re after a performer who knows how to set the mood for your special day, or even someone who can sing any style of song from 60’s to modern, then I’m your man!

James Michaels 's Reviews

From customers:

Robin D
2 years ago

Amazing performer! Such an unexpected voice that comes out of him. You can tell he's been doing this his whole life. Music is his passion, and it really shows!

Gio C
2 years ago

James always got the crowd going, even if they were in their 60's! He always knew how to read a room, and whether to keep it mellow before lunch, or crank it up in the evenings whilst the parties were in full swing! Amazing talent, and you can see he loves performing from his emotions.

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James Michaels 's Song list

Upbeat Songs:
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Faith - George Michael
Robbie Williams - Angels
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Hey Jude - The Beatles
December 1963 Oh What A Night - The Four Seasons
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Drops Of Jupiter - Train
A Little Respect - Erasure
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Marry You - Bruno Mars
My Girl - The Temptations
One Day Like This - Elbow
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
She's Electric - Oasis
Shotgun - George Ezra
Sit Down - James
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
Take On Me - a-ha
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
The Wild Rover - The Dubliners
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Twisting The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wonderwall - Oasis
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Thats All Right - Elvis Presley
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
You're The One That I Want - Grease (The Movie)
Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
Is This The Way To Amarillo - Tony Christie
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
Chilled Out Songs:
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Faithfully - Journey
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Fields Of Athenry - Dropkick Murphys
In Case You Didn't Know - Brett Young
Let It Go - James Bay
A Star Is Born - Shallow
A Star Is Born - Always Remember Us This Way
A Star Is Born - Maybe Its Time
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All Of Me - John Legend
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Easy On Me - Adele
Everything I Do, I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
If Tomorrow Never Comes - Ronan Keating
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Ordinary People - John Legend
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Free Fallin' - John Mayer
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
She Used To Be Mine - Sara Bareilles
Easy - Commodores
Imagine - John Lennon
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
The Scientist - Coldplay

James Michaels 's Prices

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Customer questions

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

I am very flexible and easy going, and will help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know

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!

How much time do you need to set up?

I have a very portable setup. My average setup time is 30 mins or less (once gear is brought into the venue

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

Of course! I want to make sure you hear your favourite songs at your event. So just drop me a message and we'll chat about what songs you want to hear

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring everything needed to put on a great performance. From my acoustic guitar to the PA Speakers

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course! If you haver any specific songs that you love, or want to create a personal setlist with me, have a look through my current setlist and add any of your favourites to it. Any songs that I don't know, it won't take me more than a few hours to learn and perfect a song. Let's work together and create your perfect setlist!
Acoustic, Folk, Country, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Pop, Covers, Funk, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Sound technician
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