Jim Castle

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Jim is an experienced singer & acoustic guitarist who has been performing live professionally for many years.

Here is my autobiography. There are no other musicians in my family as far as I know. The first signs started to show when I was two. And by the age of four I was singing all day long and I knew already around 50 songs. There was no doubt I was going to be a musician. One day when I was five I got hit in the head by a heavy swing on a playground. I spent a month and a half in a hospital in a critical condition in the beginning. After the accident I had problems with speech and seeing colours for about a year. By the age of six I was back in the game, but with singing was over. My parents didn't gave up, bought me a guitar and found me a guitar teacher. Years went by and I became good on the guitar, but still no singing. When I was 18 I had to compete with 12 other guitarists for one single place in Music Conservatory. I got the place. Two years later I had a chance to participate in a guitar masterclass with one of the best musicians I have ever heard or seen. I went to study with him in Switzerland and lived there for the next 10 years. When I was 23 I decided I should give it another go with singing. I started to sing with the guitar and write my own songs. It felt great and it still does to this very day. Now I live in London with my wife and our two little girls. I hope you like my music and my story. Jim

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Classical, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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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, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Songwriter, Producer, Audio engineer, Lyricist, Live looping, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

Shape of You -Ed Sheeran
Everybody's changing - Keane
Heroes - David Bowie
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
With a little help from my friends - Beatles
Times like these - Foo Fighters
Everlong - Foo Fighters
I'm still standing - Elton John
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
All My Loving - Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Come Together - Beatles
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Hard Day's Night - Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Jonny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
La Bamba - Richie Valens
Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Whters
Black Bird - Beatles
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Hotel California – Eagles
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Proud Marry - Tina Turner
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplaine
All About the Bass - Meghan Trainor
Angels - Robbie Williams
Better Together -Jack Johnson
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Come As You Are - Nirvana
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Mr Brightside - The Killers
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Creep - Radiohead
7 Nation Army - The Whitestripes
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Livin On A Prayer- Bon Jovi
Basketcase - Green Day
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Guns And Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
U2 – Still Havent’t Found What I’m Looking For
U2 – One
U2 – With Or Without You
Make you feel my love – Adele
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind – Kylie Minogue
I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
Wonderwall – Oasis
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chillie Peppers
Other Side – Red Hot Chillie Peppers
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Numb – Linkin Park


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£400
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Available services
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Deanne L, 3 months ago

Great afternoon- thanks, Jim!

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James O, 4 months ago

Excellent evening at the rugby club with the magical guitar and voice of Jim Castle.

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Fiona C, 6 months ago

Jim played for my husbands 40th Beer festival. Everyone commented on how good he was. His range of music was perfect and he did a great job! Definitely recommend Jim for any event!

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Katie H, 11 months ago

Jim was fantastic from start to finish! I booked him for my camp fire sing-a-long and received compliments throughout the night about his guitar playing and singing. He was a pleasure to have around, sociable and he integrated wonderfully with my friends. He brought everything with him including printed song sheets to hand around and I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again.

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From other customers:

Kevin F, 3 years ago

Jim has done a great job at our party!

Samantha J, 3 years ago

Very pleased with Jim's performance. He is really an amazing musician!

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