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Jim is an experienced singer & acoustic guitarist who has been performing live professionally for many years.
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London
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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
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
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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

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£100

Add-ons

DJ set
+£80

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Deanne L, 11 months ago

Great afternoon- thanks, Jim!

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James O, 1 year ago

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

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Fiona C, 1 year 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, 1 year 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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