Singing guitarist

Nick James

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Ambient Music for all Occasions. Contemporary rock & pop acoustic solo artist. Guaranteed to entertain you!
Singing guitarist
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NICK JAMES Ambient Music for all Occasions Contemporary rock & pop solo artist covering music from the 1960’s through to the present day. Nick has been a professional musician for 30 years, playing to audiences all over the Midlands and Europe. Listen to the raw acoustic and vocal sounds of rock and pop throughout the last 50 years. Nick is an experienced solo guitarist and vocalist. His edgy vocals make him a popular choice for events and venues of all kinds, in and around the Midlands area. Ideal for bars, restaurants, and private events, such as weddings, birthdays and garden parties. Nick plays an array of pop and rock tunes, classic to contemporary, with an original and engaging style.

Pop rock, Rock, Classic rock, Acoustic, Covers, Tribute, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Concert, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Nick's Song list

Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
T-Shirt Suntan - Stereophonics
Every Rose - Poison
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Everyday - Bon Jovi
Side - Travis
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
Hotel California - Eagles
Livin’ on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Angels – Robbie Williams
Angie – Rolling Stones
Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones
You do Something to Me - Paul Weller
Run – Snow Patrol
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Patience - Take That
Patience - G N’ R
Mary’s Prayer – Danny Wilson
Love Walked In - Thunder
Blurry - Puddle of Mud
Cats In The Cradle - Cat Stevens/Ugly Kid Joe
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Scars – James Bay
Use Somebody - KOL
Dakota - Stereophonics
Times like These - Foo Fighters
Tower of Strength - Skin
Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues
Destination Anywhere - JBJ
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Hometown Glory - Adele
Too Close - Alex Clare
The Scientist - Coldplay
Baby One More Time - Britney
Signs - Tesla
Blood Money - Jon Bon Jovi
Knockin' On Heavens Door - Bob Dylan
Needle and the Damaged Done - Neil Young
Heartbreak Station - Cinderella
Faith - George Michael
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Feel Like Makin’ Love - Bad Company
Through Glass (Stonesour)
Summer Of ’69 - Bryan Adams
I’ll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
Watch Over You - Alterbridge
Wonderful Life - Alterbridge
With Or Without You – U2
Stuck in the Moment – U2
Sex On Fire - KOL
Never Say Goodbye - Bon Jovi
Destination Anywhere - JBJ
Janie Don’t You Take Your Love To Town - JBJ
You Know My Name - Chris Cornell – Bond Theme
Tripping - Skin
First Cut is the Deepest - Rod Stewart
Heaven - Bryan Adams
What About Now - Daughtry
Gone Too Soon - Daughtry
Standing in the Dark - Lawson
A Team - Ed Sheeran
Numb – Linkin Park
The Day We Caught the Train - Ocean Colour Scene
Thank You For Loving Me - Bon Jovi
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
All of Me - John Legend
Shine a Light – McFly
All About You – McFly
That’s The Truth – McFly
Not Meant To Be – Theory of a Deadman
Can’t Change Me – Chris Cornell
Counting Stars – One Republic
We Can Work It Out – Beatles
Don’t Let Me Down – Beatles
Empty Space - James Arthur
Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
Read My Mind - Killers
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Waiting for a girl like you - Foreigner
Lasting Lover - James Arthur
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Secret Smile - Semisonic
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Just Older - Bon Jovi
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients like my style of performance and the way I make every song my own in my own unique style. I'm always punctual and I always put everything into my performance. You get your moneys worth and more.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've been gigging for over 30 years. I have no idea how many gigs I have played and how many different venues I've played at, but its quite a few lol! I've played at many Fake Festivals, Rock City, The Soundhaus, The Princess Charlotte (Leicester), The Roadmender (Northampton).

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Jon Bon Jovi, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Freddie Mercury, Chris Cornell, Bruce Dickinson, Paul Stanley, Gene Pitney, Mario Lanza, Axl Rose, Lou Gramm...

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

I've played at many Fake Festivals, Rock City, The Soundhaus, The Princess Charlotte (Leicester), The Roadmender (Northampton).

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

Yes of course. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free via Spotify on my iPod. However, if you require music before, in between and after my performance until the end of the night, it will be an extra £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time to check my equipment and soundcheck. 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 my live performance!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure I find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, always. I come equipped with a full PA, lighting and instruments. I also have an iPod to play music before the gig to set the atmosphere before my performance.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £40 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Nick's 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)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception


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Nick's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Brett D
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Nick was brilliant! His singing is amazing and he made sure that everyone had fun! Thoroughly recommend

Colin R
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Had Nick over to perform for the first, and it won't be the last, time. Put on a very good and professional show. Feedback from the customers was fantastic. Looking forward to having him back.

From other customers:

Maureen P
7 months ago, for a Birthday party in Packington
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5 out of 5

Hi, my husband and I have known Nick Wallbank well over 25 years and he comes highly recommended by his music & persona. We have followed him with W4 as Lead Singer and as a solo artist. He played at my 60th party for Valentines Day and made my Birthday extra special with a Bon Jovi set tailor made for me. Nick is very accomplished in his singing and guitar playing and very accommodating in your choice of music to suit the occasion. He is a true gentleman.

Sharon J
1 year ago, for a Concert in Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1BP
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5 out of 5

We hire Nick every year for a community event we run called Ashby Big Weekend where over 1200 people gather to listen to music. The crowd love Nick, he has a great following and they want him back every year. Highly recommended.

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