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An exceptionally talented singer/pianist specialising in pop, soul and R&B covers. The perfect choice to add a touch of class to your event!
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With a background in jazz and soul, artist James Junior has over fifteen years experience travelling the world performing at shows, parties, weddings and corporate events. James collaborated with renowned funk band Speedometer on their “No Turning Back” album, released on Freestyle Records in 2015. He has performed for the Royal Family, ITV, BBC and the England rugby team and is a regular member of Craig Charles’ Fantasy Funk Band. He has previously appeared on stage with Sting, Muse, Josh Groban, Lemar, and many more.

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Pop, Christmas, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Swing, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, R&B, Motown, Soul, Vintage, Britpop, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Dancer, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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James' Song list

Classic Pop:
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Alright - Supergrass
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Another One Bites the Dust* - Queen
Baby Can I Hold You - Tracy Chapman
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Can You Feel The Love - Elton John
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Dreams - Gabrielle
Englishman In New York - Sting
Everybody Wants To Rule The World- Tears For Fears
Everywhere    - Fleetwood Mac
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Forget You* - Ceelo Green
Freed From Desire - Gala Rizzatto
Golden Brown - Stranglers
Gypsy Woman - Crystal Waters
Have I Told You Lately - Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
High - The Lighthouse Family
Higher Love - Vincent McMorrow
How Deep Is Your Love - The Beegees
I Cant Help Falling In Love - Elvis
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I’m Kissing You - Des’ree
I’m Still Standing - Elton John
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Let’s Dance* - David Bowie
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Never Tear Us Apart - Inxs
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Sign Your Name - Terrence Trent D’arby
Slide Away - Oasis
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yesterday - The Beatles
You And Me Song - The Wannadies
You Are So Beautiful - Billie Preston
Your Song - Elton John
You're My Best Friend. - Queen
Soul/Reggae Classics:
All Night Long* - Lionel Richie
Change Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder
Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles
Easy - The Commodores
Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack
For Once In My Life* - Stevie Wonder
Give Me The Night* - George Benson
Greatest Love Of All - George Benson
Harvest For The World - Isley Brothers
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Higher And Higher* - Jackie Wilson
I Can’t Help It - Michael Jackson
I Get The Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson
I Got A Woman* - Ray Charles
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Knocks Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Let’s Groove* - Earth, Wind & Fire
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Move On Up* - Curtis Mayfield
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
September* - Earth, Wind & Fire
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
So Amazing - Luther Vandross
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Superstition* - Stevie Wonder
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
This Will Be - Natalie Cole
Three Little Birds* - Bob Marley
Turn Your Lights Down Low - Bob Marley
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
You Are The Sunshine - Stevie Wonder
7 Days - Craig David
24k Magic* - Bruno Mars
Adorn - Miguel
All My Life - K-Ci & Jojo
American Boy - Estelle
Brown Sugar - D’Angelo
Bump And Grind - R. Kelly
Cheerleader* - OMI
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
Gabriel - Roy Davis Jr
Halo - Beyonce
Happy* - Pharrell Williams
I Don’t Wanna Know - Mario Winans
I Try - Macy Gray
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Let Me Love You - Mario
Love On Top* - Beyoncé
Maria Maria - Santana
My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston
No Diggity* - Blackstreet
Ordinary People - John Legend
Pony* - Ginuine
Ready Or Not - Fugees
Return Of The Mack* - Mark Morrison
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
This Is How We Do It* - Montell Jordan
U Make Me Wanna* - Usher
We Found Love - Rihanna
Wild Thoughts - Rihanna
You Know What’s Up - Donnell Jones
You Remind Me * - Usher
All Of Me - John Legend
Amazing - Teddy Swims
Amazing Day - Coldplay
Beneath Your Beautiful - Labrinth
Beyond - Leon Bridges
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Budapest - George Ezra
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Consequence Of Love - Gregory Porter
Jerusalema - Master KG
Get Lucky* - Daft Punk
Heaven - Emile Sande
Holy* - Justin Bieber
Hymn For The Weekend - Coldplay
Infinity - Jaymes Young
Falling Like The Stars - James Arthur
Love Me Again - John Newman
Never Break - John Legend
Next To Me - Emily Sandé
Only Wanna Be With You - Samm Henshaw
Pompeii - Bastille
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Shallow (A Star Is Born) - Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Stop This Flame - Celeste
Uptown Funk* - Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up - Avicii
When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
You And I - John Legend
You Got The Love - Florence and the Machine
Ain’t Misbehaving - Fats Waller
As Time Goes By - Frank Sinatra
At Last - Etta James
Beauty And The Beast - Angela Lansbury
Blue Moon - Jerome Kern
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Georgia - Ray Charles
Girl From Ipenema - Stan Getz/Joåo Gilberto
God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday
Have You Met Miss Jones - Frank Sinatra
In A Sentimental Mood - Ella Fitzgerald
Like Someone In Love - Heusen/Burke
Misty - Garner/Burke
Moody’s Mood For Love - James Moody
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
On Broadway - George Benson
Satin Doll - Ellington/Strayhorn
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Stormy Weather - Arlen & Koehler
There Will Never Be Another You- Warren/Gordon
This Masquerade - George Benson
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
You’ve Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman

James' Prices

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£395
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£750


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James' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Giles S
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

James is a super talented and charismatic performer who brought energy to an intimate gathering we hosted to celebrate a milestone family birthday. His song choices were perfect catering to a wide range of tastes and ages in the family! His approach of using a looper and keyboard and his song interpretations made for a unique and unforgettable experience. We have already recommended him and hope he can perform at another event we host or attend soon!

Judith P
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

James was amazing at my daughter’s wedding dinner. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed his performance. They got up to dance to his performance and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. He was also very easy to communicate with. I would definitely hire James again and would definitely recommend him.

Reply from James
4 months ago

And what a lovely occasion it was. Your daughter is blessed to have such lovely family and friends. Thanks for having me along!

Shirley H
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

James was absolutely fantastic at our wedding ceremony and post-reception drinks. His voice and talent is second to none and communication was great. James was also happy to learn a song requested by us (being our ceremony procession song). The feedback from our guests was super positive. Highly recommend James! Thanks for making our wedding a memorable day!

Reply from James
5 months ago

Thank you Shirley. It was my pleasure to sing for you and your guests!

James M
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

James was AMAZING! He was super flexible with ever-changing performance times. The crowd was really tough but within a few minutes he had everyone swaying and enjoying the music. An incredibly talented and amazing musician + lovely guy. Couldn't recommend more.

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From other customers:

Monica H
6 years ago, for a Wedding in Hampton Ct Way
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding. You were amazing and the guests couldn't stop saying how great you were. Your voice is on another level.

Frazer S
7 years ago, for a Wedding in London
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5 out of 5

James, your performance was extremely professional with a great selection of songs, your voice and piano playing made our wedding a truly special and magical day. We would happily use you for any future functions we may have.

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