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James is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Northern College of Music, currently a freelance 'cellist.
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Renaissance, Opera, Musical theatre, Early music, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Jazz, Experimental, Light music, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Indie, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Medieval music, Britpop, Rock 'n' Roll, Acoustic, Covers, Swing, Folk
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger, Orchestrator
Do you have different line-up options?
Generally bookings taken are for myself alone, as I am not affiliated with any groups full-time.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Just make sure you let me know as soon as possible, if I have booked a train to the engagement it may accrue a small extra charge for altering my booking for example.
How much time do you need to set up?
Usually I won't require a great deal of set up time, but tend to arrive early to events anyway.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
The only thing I won't bring with me is a chair, other than that everything I require on the day I will provide myself unless I have made prior arrangements with the venue in question.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes, if there is a particular piece or song you would like me to perform, I can prepare this given enough time, though an extra fee may be included for this.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I have performed all over the UK at a wide variety of venues from stately homes, churches and converted barns to major concert venues such as Bridgewater Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Symphony Hall in Birmingham and the Ulster Hall in Belfast.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Over the years I have performed at a number of high profile gigs with big artists, including performances with Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, Ministry of Sound, Faithless, Marcella Woods, Jimmy Nail and Tim Healey.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£100|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£260|
|Up to 3 hours||£330|
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