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SInger and electric guitarist (young guitarist of the year 2011) with high quality backing tracks available for weddings and other events!
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Been perfuming since I was ten. Was about to be signed to a major record label but then got seriously ill and had to take 2 years out. But now I am back as of 2019 and have been having the most amazing reaction that I would never thought I could achieve! Seeing people's faces light up when they see me makes my day! I look forward to being part of your special occasion.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Karaoke, Top 40, Vintage, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Tribute, Britpop, Pop rock, Indie, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Power rock, Post rock, Hardcore, Ambient pop, Americana, Hip Hop, R&B, Motown, Soul, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Blues, Reggae, Spanish music, Tango, Ska, Classical
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Orchestrator
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Song list

Fly Me To The Moon
All of me
Let it be
Hey Jude
Avicci Wake Me Up
Avvici Waiting for love
Don't let me down
Purple Rain
Sweet Caroline
(Any Coldplay Song)
Don't Stop Beleiving
Sweet Child 'o' mine
Always a woman to me
Pink Floyd
Eric Clapton
Gary Moore
Celebrate Good Times
Justin Bieber - I won't let go and Love yourself
Romeo And Juliet (dire straits)
English Man In New York (Sting)
Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)
Brothers in Arms
Comfortably Numb
Paradise City
Feel free to ask me to learn any song...
Customer questions

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

If it's an event that's far away I will likely be in the area very early on to set up. So I will be easily flexible like if someone makes a surprise speech that delays the party for half an hour....no worries for me, it means I get more time to warm up. And if they want me to cut it short, that is also fine.

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

I can leave my equipment out for music to be played through (and for speeches to be made through the mic during songs) yes for £50 per hour.

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 my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance! People usually want to have their own playlist played through there phone and then they can control the music themselves before I play.

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

Yes definitely and you can ask me for other songs I know! I have 400 songs currently that I can give a full band sound for and I can add/learn more.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I use the same equipment I use for busking which has received many compliments on it's incredible sound.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My guitar solos like on purple rain and my emotional voice. As well as my ability to sing the old classics by artists like Frank Sinatra. They love the wide range of music that I can provide. One person called me "the human jukebox".

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Festival Hall, London Tavern On The Green, New York City City Winery, Atlanta, Georgia The Bitter End, New York City Hotel Miami, Chicago The White Horse The Rigger, New Castle Bignall End Cricket Club Boughey Arms, Audley

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Gnr, Coldplay, Queen, Jon Bellion, ACDC, Frank Sinatra, Prince.

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

I played on Nickelodeon's awards show when I won 'Rising Music Star' and I opened for Leona Lewis at a GM motors event in New York.


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)£200
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£1000


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Claire H, 7 years ago

After his performance at my other event I decided to have this artist come perform again. James totally wowed the community with his performance at the Boughey Arms in Audley the whole place fell silent his acoustic and electric guitar skills were just superb and his vocal easily adapted to most songs. Versatile performer with a WOW element!

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Claire H, 7 years ago

James is a multi-talented musician with an amazing vocal and is pleasing to the eye, reliable in turning up to your event, listens and works to what you want conscientiously and is an emotionally present performer who can be as subtle or dramatic as you prefer. He does not disappoint. His skills on his various guitars are second to none and he blows you away. You need to see to believe. We had him for our fundraising events we were honoured and lucky that he was local to us and his heart was in our events. Enjoy the memorable and very special performance that is James Bell.