Singing guitarist

Paddy James

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About Paddy James

One man you won’t regret booking for your event.
Singing guitarist
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Having played 1000+ shows over the last 10 years supporting the likes of Ed Sheeran, The Hoosiers and being regularly supported by BBC Introducing for his original material (amassing over 350K streams online) Paddy is a force to be reckoned with. His smooth vocals, fine guitar work and a repertoire spanning decades of Pop, Rock, Blues and Folk have dazzled audiences the world over. From luxurious Australian beaches, to private yachts at the Monaco F1, Apres Ski bars & hotels in the Alps, weddings, fashion shows, birthdays, bar mitzvah’s and all in between there is no style of event that hasn’t been greatly enhanced with his presence.

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Pop rock, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Blues, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Funk, Covers, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, French music, Italian music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, New Year's Eve, Birthday party, Concert, Charity event, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Live looping
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Song list

John Mayer
Jack Johnson
Ed Sheeran
Michael Jackson
Shania Twain
Ray Charles
The Verve
Stevie Wonder
Earth Wind & Fire
David Gray
Noah & The Whale
Bruce Springsteen
Robbie Williams
Tracy Chapman
Johnny Cash
The Black Keys
Fleetwood Mac
Jason Mraz
The Killers
The Monkees
Alicia Keys
The Rolling Stones
The Proclaimers
Alanis Morissette
Tom Jones
Chuck Berry
Paolo Nutini
The Kooks
Rick Astley
Creedance Clearwater Revival
Neil Diamond
The Jam
Bryan Adams
Kings Of Leon
Katrina & The Waves
Harry Styles
Crowded House
Florence & The Machine
The Kooks
Mumford & Sons
Smash Mouth
Manu Pilas
Cyndi Lauper
KC & The Sunshine Band
The Police
Bob Marley
Vance Joy
Eagle Eye Cherry
Otis Redding
Fountains Of Wayne
Cookin' on 3 Burners
Morgan Wallen
Zac Brown Band
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Most people comment on the stellar song variety and the sheer vocal stamina!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Troubadour, The O2 Arena, Club 229, The Water Rats, Monaco F1, Sin City, Various Universities, Apres Ski Venues...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Mayer, Jason Mraz, David Gray, Dylan, Sting...

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

Support slot for Ed Sheeran.

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

Timings and plans change, it's normal. Providing there are no clashes with other gigs that may be on the same day I'm extra flexible so keep me in the loop and if we need to move things around i'm sure we can.

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

Of course. Once the PA system is set up and ready to go I tend to use a Spotify playlist suited to the event / of your choosing, for before and in between sets at no extra cost. Should you wish for the music to stay on once the performance has finished there would be an additional cost for this depending on the duration.

How much time do you need to set up?

This depends on the type of event and what is required but generally I like to give myself 1/1.5hr to get set up and organised calmly.

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

The set list is there for general guidance on what to expect. Having played countless shows worldwide I have a solid indication on what will most likely work for different events and audiences. That being said I am of course i'm happy to oblige if there is something you desperately want to hear!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely. Everything and more, just in case.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Within reason. If I believe I can do the song justice and have enough lead time up to the event, absolutely.


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£400
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£750
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From Encore customers:

Marc C
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Booked Paddy for a 40th birthday party at a smallish venue. He was incredible! Asked for three diverse song requests beforehand and he absolutely nailed them all. All other songs in the set complimented each other and everyone was up in their feet dancing. I made the mistake of booking for 1 hour only… definitely book for longer as the performance was amazing and if you are lucky enough to book Paddy, you and your guests will not want him to stop singing/playing. Paddy is a real talent and you will not be disappointed

Reply from Paddy James
5 months ago

Very kind Marc, thank you so much. You were great sports! Chuffed you all enjoyed it!

Karen G
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Paddy for our festival party and couldn't have asked for anything more. Paddy was professional, great communicator and punctual. Paddy has a stunning voice, played a great mixture of songs and provided great entertainment for our party. We cannot recommend enough. thank you Paddy, hope you enjoyed your first G festival!

Reply from Paddy James
6 months ago

Thanks Karen, glad you all enjoyed yourselves! Was an absolute pleasure and I hope to play for you again soon.

From other customers:

Alex H
6 months ago, for a Wedding in Hutton Hall
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5 out of 5

My now-husband and I saw Paddy perform in Meribel early in 2022 and knew right away we wanted him to perform at our wedding. Once we got him secured for our date we decided to keep it a surprise for our guests and what a surprise it was! Paddy shared his repertoire with us, and we chose our favourites and asked him to perform them during our Wedding Breakfast. When we announced him into the marquee everyone (especially our ski crew!) were thrilled, and I can safely say he did not disappoint. Paddy is a talented, wonderful performer, and really got our guests going - everyone was singing along and dancing at their tables which is exactly what we wanted. At the end of our meal Paddy finished his set with some amazing songs and we danced so hard we thought we’d fall through the floor! I wouldn’t hesitate to book Paddy again and would encourage anyone else to do the same. He truly set our wedding breakfast off and we hope to see him perform on the slopes again soon.

Lisa R
6 months ago, for a Birthday party in Hampton Hill
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5 out of 5

Paddy makes a party! He truly is the highlight. He has lots of energy, you can’t help dancing. He’s totally engaging and certainly draws in the crowd. Very professional and provides a seamless set. We love Paddy!!! ♥️

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