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About James Reeves

Top singer and pianist based in Bucks, specialising in soul covers and originals. James has played 100's of events and really sets the tone!
Milton Keynes
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Having studied jazz piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, James now focusses on singing, songwriting and music production, and is soon to release his first EP. As a live performer, James plays a mixture of covers and originals - specialising in soul, neo soul, jazz, folk and pop and comfortable performing a number of genres. James really sets the tone in a live setting and is able to capture an audience with a dynamic set list of songs to suit all your needs. He provides a perfect balance of songs you know and love, with tasteful improvisation and cleverly reimagined versions of a number of tunes. James also plays as a session player keys/sax player for a number of other bands and artists including Pink Floyd tribute band Crazy Diamond. Highlights include performing at the Royal Albert Hall, and a number of other of other theatres including the Reading Hexagon, the Waterside Theatre Aylesbury and Chequermead West Sussex.

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James Reeves' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Mr B
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

James was absolutely incredible. He went above and beyond and our wedding guests loved the experience. He even learned a new song as a late request and performed it amazingly. Cheers for making the night.

Reply from James Reeves
7 months ago

Thanks so much for the kind words. Thoroughly enjoyable evening for me too! All the best!

Hugh C
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic, what a voice, he made our evening, can’t recommend James highly enough

Reply from James Reeves
7 months ago

Thank you so much Hugh.

Jaz Y
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic

Reply from James Reeves
10 months ago

Thanks Jaz! Hope to play for you again sometime!

From other customers:

Tom H
8 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Southill Rd
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5 out of 5

James came to sing for us here at Jordans Mill as part of our Music at the Mill summer celebration and was sensational. A true professional. We cant wait to have him back again in the future. The guests all loved him. A+++

Gemma C
10 months ago, for a Wedding in Wootton Park
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5 out of 5

James performed at the drinks reception of our wedding. He was absolutely incredible and we had so many guests saying how fantastic he was! Amazing musician and great voice. Would 100% recommend!

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James Reeves' Song list

7 Days Craig David
A Team Ed Sheeran
Add the Bassline Jordan Rakei
Ah Yeah Music Soulchild
All At Sea Jamie Cullum
All of Me John Legend
Always A Woman Billy Joel
Are You Ready For Love Elton John
As Stevie Wonder
Best Part Daniel Caesar
Border Song Elton John
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Brown Sugar D’Angelo
Chemical Coincidence Jordan Rakei
Cherish the Day Sade
Clouds Jordan Rakei
Crazy Cee Lo Green
Crazy Love Van Morrison
Daniel Elton John
Do I do Stevie Wonder
Don't Stop the Music Rihanna
Empire State of Mind Alicia Keys
Ex Factor Lauryn Hill
Everlasting Love Jamie Cullum
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Sting & The Police
Family Jordan Rakei
Feel Like Makin’ Love D’Angelo
For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder
Get Lucky Pharell
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
Heal Over KT Tunstall
Here Comes The Sun Beatles
Hey Jude Beatles
High & Dry Radiohead
Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
Holding Back The Years Simply Red
How Does It Feel D’Angelo
Human Nature Michael Jackson
I'll Be Your Radio Jarrod Lawson
I’m All Over It Jamie Cullum
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keys
If You Really Love Me Stevie Wonder
I Will The Beatles
It Runs Through Me Tom Misch
Jealous Labrinth
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
Kiss From A Rose Seal
Knocks me off My Feet Stevie Wonder
Let It Be Beatles
Lets Stay Together Al Green
Levon Elton John
Lost Frank Ocean
Lost in Paris Tom Misch
Love Song Elton John
Man in The Mirror Michael Jackson
Maybe I'm Amazed Paul McCartney
Mind’s Eye Jordan Rakei
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Elton John
My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
Neon John Mayer
New York State of Mind Billy Joel
No One Knows Me Like the Piano Sampha
Not While I’m Around Jamie Cullum
Omen Sam Smith
Ordinary People John Legend
Overjoyed Stevie Wonder
Photograph Jamie Cullum
Piano Man Billy Joel
Pillowtalk Zayn
Pure Imagination (From Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory)
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Rocket Man Elton John
Send My Love Jordan Rakei
Shape of My Heart Sting
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
Sorceress Jordan Rakei
Stop Crying Your Heart Out Oasis
Sunrise Norah Jones
Thank You Dido
These Are The Days Jamie Cullum
The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Tiny Dancer Elton John
Twice Little Dragon
Virtual Insanity Jamiroquai
What A Difference a Day Made Jamie Cullum
Wonderwall Oasis
Wonderful World James Morrison
You and I Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder
Your Song Elton John
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James Reeves' Prices

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£200
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£600
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Intimate Professional sound and equipment Discreet set up Personal/friendly interaction Original sound Carefully thought out set list

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall St Paul’s Cathedral Reading Hexagon Waterside Theatre Aylesbury Chequer Mead Theatre Hurlingham Club Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel Worth Abbey Marvellous Festival Madejski Stadium Jagz Club Maidenhead South Street Arts Centre St Andrews Chapel Northampton St Laurence Church Reading Sub89 Douai Abbey Wokingham Festival Kenton Theatre

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder John Legend Jamie Cullum D’Angelo Michael Jackson Jordan Rakei Sting Elton John

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

Honestly, I’ve performed at some huge well renowned venues such as The Royal Albert Hall in front of some massive audiences, but i always feel like the most important ones are marriage ceremonies. It’s a special moment in time for two people and getting the performance and mood just right is far more important to me.

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

No big deal!… I’ll work with you to fine tune timings to suit your event, and if you need me to play for longer I can provide a new quote. Just let me know.

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

Yep! No problem, and no extra charge. We can discuss what other kind of music you like, so I’ll try and include this in the playlist.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour. I’ll setup the PA first so I can get a playlist going for you whilst I prepare the rest of my gear!

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

I’ll develop my set list to help build atmosphere at the right times, and to best suit your event (not to mention helping preserve my voice!) I’m happy to discuss any specific requests or songs you’d like at a specific time, in a phone/video consultation.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! If there’s a piano on site, I might use that instead of my Nord Stage keyboard, especially if it’s a nice big grand piano!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely. We can discuss this as part of a phone/video consultation. Bear in mind it takes time to learn songs and craft them to work for my style, as well as learn lyrics. So one or two songs might be fine, 20 or 30 might be a bit of an ask!
Soul, Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, R&B, Motown, Hip Hop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, 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, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Lyricist, Composer, Perfect pitch, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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