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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 400K 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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Paddy James' Reviews

From Encore customers:

9 months ago
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5 out of 5

WOW, what a performer, what a guy . We booked Paddy for our daughters 21st garden party and we were not disappointed. Paddy did 2 sets which complimented the party as it progressed. His song selection, voice and performance was outstanding. Between sets, what a great guy, he mixed with guests and showed us what an awesome person he is. If you want guests singing, dancing and thoroughly enjoying themselves Paddy is the artist for you. Can't speak highly enough of the performance Paddy delivered. Thank you Paddy if we need you again I know where you are. Highly recommend !!!!

Donna P
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Paddy stepped in and saved our wedding with a day and a half notice after we were let down by another musician. So glad the other guy pulled out as paddys voice was far superior, he was wonderful with the little ones, friendly, helpful and so accommodating. Genuinely nice guy and a fabulous performer. Cannot recommend enough A******

Reply from Paddy James
11 months ago

Hey Donna, that is super kind thank you. I’m so glad it all worked out in the end! 🙂 Was great fun playing for you all!

Marc C
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Karen G
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Paddy James' Song list

5 Years Time - Noah and The Whale
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi / Dylan
Allstar - Smash Mouth
Angels - Robbie Williams
As It Was - Harry Styles
Babylon - David Gray
Barbara Streisand - Duck Sauce
Bella Ciao - Manu Pilas
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Budapest - George Ezra
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Cheerleader - OMI
Chin Up, Cheer Up - Ryan Adams
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dead Ringer - Paddy James
Dancing in the Dark - Springsteen
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Englishman in New York - Sting
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Feel The Love - Rudimental
Flowers - Miley Cyrus
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Free Falling - Mayer/Petty
Freed From Desire - Gala
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girls Just Want To Have fun - Cyndi Lauper
Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
Golden Touch - Razorlight
Gold on the Ceiling - Black Keys
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Grow Old with Me - Tom Odell
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Ho Hey - Lumineers
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - Darkness
I can’t get no (Satisfaction) - Rolling Stones
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
I Get The Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson
I’m a Believer - Monkees
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - Proclaimers
I’m Yours - Mraz
Ironic - Alanis Morissette
It’s Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Les Champs-Elysées - Joe Dassin
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Lonely Boy - Black Keys
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Man I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Message in a Bottle - Police
Mr Brightside - Killers
My Girl - Temptations
Naive - The Kooks
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
New Light - John Mayer
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
One Love - Bob Marley
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Riptide - Vance Joy
Rolling in The Deep - Adele
Roxanne - The Police
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
September - Earth Wind and Fire
Shotgun - George Ezra
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sittin on the dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Someone New - Hozier
Stacy’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Stick Season - Noah Kahan
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Supersonic - Oasis
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Take Me Home (Country Roads) - John Denver
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The Wild Rover - Irish Traditional
This Girl - Cookin’ on 3 Burners
Toes - Zac Brown Band
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Winehouse/Zutons
Volare - Gipsy Kings
Wade in The Water - Eva Cassidy/Various
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
War - Edwin Starr
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Waves - Mr Probz
Weather With You - Crowded House
What Makes a Man - Paddy James
Whiskey Glasses - Morgan Wallen
Will We Talk - Sam Fender
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yellow - Coldplay
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You’ve got the Love - Florence & The Machine

Paddy James' Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£250
Up to 1 hour£437.50
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£750
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.
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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