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About James

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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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
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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Event types:
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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Song list

Classic Pop:
7 Days - Craig David
Alright - Supergrass
All My Life - K-Ci & Jojo
All You Need Is Love - Beatles
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Bump And Grind - R. Kelly
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
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Forget You* - Ceelo Green
Get Lucky* - Daft Punk
Golden Brown - Stranglers
Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
Have I Told You Lately - Eric Clapton
Higher Love - Vincent Mcmorrow
How Deep Is Your Love - The Beegees
I Cant Help Falling In Love - Elvis
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
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
Sign Your Name - Terrence Trent D’arby
Slide Away - Oasis
This Will Be - Natalie Cole
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
With A Little Help From My Friends - Beatles
Yesterday - Beatles
You And Me Song - The Wannadies
You Are So Beautiful - Billie Preston
Soul/R&B Classics:
All Night Long* - Lionel Richie
American Boy - Estelle
Brown Sugar - D’Angelo
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
Gabriel - Roy Davis Jr
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 Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
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
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
My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
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 Is How We Do It* - Montell Jordan
Turn Your Lights Down Low - Bob Marley
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
You Are The Sunshine - Stevie Wonder
You Know What’s Up - Donnell Jones
24k Magic* - Bruno Mars
Adorn - Miguel
All Of Me - John Legend
Amazing Day - Coldplay
Beneath Your Beautiful - Labrinth
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Budapest - George Ezra
Halo - Beyonce
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Heaven - Emile Sande
Hymn For The Weekend - Coldplay
Love Me Again - John Newman
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Only Wanna Be With You - Samm Henshaw
Ordinary People - John Legend
Pompeii - Bastille
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Is Me - Keala Settle
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
Ain’t Misbehaving - Fats Waller
As Time Goes By - Frank Sinatra
At Last - Etta James
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
Stormy Weather - Arlen & Koehler
There Will Never Be Another You - Warren/Gordon
This Masquerade - Georg Benson
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
You’ve Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman


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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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From Encore customers:

Lucy L
15 days ago
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5 out of 5

James was polite professional and patient as well as being an amazing singer very trustworthy and fast response

Danielle N
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

What to say about James.... He performed for our wedding anniversary and was able to read the room, in terms of what music to sing and play to keep the guests dancing and having a good time. He was at the venue well before our 'official' start time to set up, we spoke to him prior to his set starting. Extremely friendly, personable and provided advice on where it was best to set up so guests would get the most of of the performance. Amazing voice and DJ skills, got the crowd going and even got involved in a little dance!! Loads of great feedback from the guests about how good he was. Would book in again in an instant. Really reasonably priced too! If you are questioning whether to book James, don't hesitate and check out his YouTube to see how great his voice really is. Thanks James! We would love to hear you play again in the future. Danielle & Christian

Karen S
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

James was amazing. His voice and piano skills is beautiful and all our guests commented on how much they enjoyed his performance. Highly recommended. Karen and Ben

1 year ago
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5 out of 5

James was fabulous! Such a brilliant singer and entertainer we were thrilled with him. And such a lovely person too. Was very pleased!!

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From other customers:

Monica H
5 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
6 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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