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Michael-James

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About Michael-James

A singer songwriter from north of Ireland. 7 years gigging experience from bars to weddings to support slots to festival stages.
Singing guitarist
Newtownards

Originally a drummer Michael-James started penning his own songs at the age of 15. He has since then released a debut E.P, supported Skinny Living on their uk tour, played at many festivals across Northern Ireland and competed in many songwriting finals. He also has 7 years gigging experience from busking to weddings, church events, private and cooperate events and bar gigs. A set list of over 500 songs of covers and originals if requested, Michael James is very flexible to work with.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Originals, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter, Producer
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Song list

I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Give it Up - K.C Sunshine Band
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Human - The Killers
Don’t Look Back in Anger -Oasis
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Babylon - David Gray
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Lucky Man - The Verve
All I Want - Kodaline
Hollywood - Lewis Capaldi
1973 - James Blunt
21 Guns - Green Day
500 Miles - Proclaimers
A Change Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
A Horse With No Name - America
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
A Team - Ed Sheeran
About a Girl - Nirvana
Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows
Africa - Toto
Air Hostess - Busted
All About You - McFly
All My Loving - The Beatles
All of Me - John Legend
All Star - Smash Mouth
All Summer Long - Rock n Roll Jesus
All the Small Things - Blink 182
Alright - Supergrass
Angels - Robbie Williams
Baba O Riley - The Who
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Bad Day - Daniel Powder
Basket Case - Green Day
Be My Baby - Ronettes
Beautiful War - Kings of Leon
Believe - Cher
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Blame it on Me - George Ezra
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Blowin in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Boom Clap - Lennon and Maisey
Boulevard of Broken Strings - Green Day
Breakeven - Script
Broken Strings - James Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations
Bulletproof - La Reux
Burning Love - Elvis
Candy - Paulo Nutini
Cant Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Cant Take my Eyes of You - Frankie Valli
Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheehan
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Cheerleader
Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash
Cold Coffee - Ed Sheehan
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
Complicated - Avril Lavigne
Cotton Eye Joe
Country Roads - John Denver
Crash - Blondie
Crashed the Wedding - Busted
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Creep - Radiohead
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Cupids Chokehold - Gym Class Hereos
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dance Monkey
Dancing in the Moonlight
Dancing on my Own - Calum Scott
Dani California - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Daydream Believer - Monkees
When We Were Young - The Killers
Dirty Little Secret - All American Rejects
Dirty Old Town - Dubliners
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Domino - Van Morrison
Dont Worry Be Happy - Bobby Mcferrin
Don't Give Up On Me - Andy Grammar
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop Moving - S Club 7
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Eight Days a Week - Beatles
Your Song - Elton John
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Everything - Michael Buble
Eye of the Tiger
Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
Father and Son - Cat Stevens
Fill my Little World - Feeling
Firlies - Owl City
Fix You - Coldplay
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
Forever Young - Bob Dylan
Fortunate Son - CCR
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Galway Girl - Steven Earle
Gambler - Kenny Rodgers
Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Give it UP - KC Sunshine Band
Gives You Hell - All American Rejects
Goodbye Mr A - All American Rejects
Got My Mind Set on You - George Harrison
Grace Kelly - Mika
Greatest Day - Take That
Half the World Away - Oasis
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Happy Together - Gary Bonner
Having A Party - Sam Cooke
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Hearts on Fire - Gavin James
Help - The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Hey Baby
Hey Jude - Beatles
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Hey There Delilah - Plain White Ts
Hey Ya - Outkast
High and Dry - Radiohead
High Hopes - Kodaline
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Ho Hey - Lumineers
Hold Back the River - James Bay
Hold on Jet
Home - Michael Buble
House of the rising sun - Animals
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
How to Save a Life - Fray
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Hurt - Johnny Cash
I Cant Make you Love me - George Michael
I Cant Help Myself - Temptations
I Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters
Smile Like You Mean It - Killers
I Know Im Not the only one - Sam Smith
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Still Haven't Found What Im Looking For -U2
I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Housten
I Want to Break Free - Queen
I Want to Hold Your Hand - BEatles
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wont Let You Go - James Morrison
I Wont Back Down - Tom Petty
Im A Believer - Monkees
Im on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Im on My Way - Proclaimers
Ignition - R Kelly
IM Walking on Sunshine - Aly and AJ
Im Yours - Jason Mraz
Imagine - John Lennon
In my Place - Coldplay
In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
In your arms - Chef Special
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
Let it Go - James Bay
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Just Say Yes - Snow Patrol
Just the two of Us - Bill Withers
Just the way you Are - Bruno Mars
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Killers - Human
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Knocking on Heavens Door - Bob Dylan
Land Down Under - Men at Work
Last Request - Paulo Nutini
Latch
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
Lego House - Ed Sheehan
Let Her Go - Passenger
Let it Be - Beatles
Life is a Highway - Rascall Flats
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Lithuim - Nirvana
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Little Talks
Live Forever - Oasis
Livin La Vida Loca
Love at First Sight - Kylie Minogue
Love me Tender - Elvis
LOVE - Nat King Cole
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Living on a Prayer - bon Jovi
Mad World - Gary Jules
Magic
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan/Adele
Mama Said
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Man who Cant be Moved - Script
Maneater - Hall and Oates
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Mr Brightside - Killers
My Girl - Otis Redding
My Guy
Never Forget You - Noisettes
Never gonna Give Up - Rick Astley
No One - Alicia Keys
Old Before I Die - Robbie Williams
Only You
Open Your Eyes - Snow Patrol
Pack Up - Eliza Do Little
Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
Paradie City - Guns and Roses
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
People are Strange - Doors
Perfect - Ed Sheehan
Photograph - Nickleback
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
Power of Love
Price Tag - Jessie J
Proud Mary - CCR/Tina Turner
Purple Rain - Prince
Put Your Records on
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
The Reason
Red Red Wine - UB40
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Riptide - Vance Joy
River - Leon Bridges
Rockin all Over the World - Status Quo
Rockstar - Nickleback
Roll Away Your Stone - Nickel Back
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Rule the World - Take That
Scientist - Coldplay
September - Earth Wind and Fire
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Sewn - Feelings
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
She Moves in Her Own Way - Kooks
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
She's the one - Robbie Williams
Shelter from the Storm - Bob Dylan
She's Always a Women to me - Billy Joel
She's so Lovely - Scouting for girls
Shoot to thrill - ACDC
Shotgun - George Ezra
Should I stay or go - Clash
Slow Dancing in. a Burning Room - John Mayor
Snow - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
SO What - PINK
Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl Crow
Somebody to Love - Queen
Somewhere only We Know - Keane
Something - The Beatles
Spirit in the Sky
Staceys Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Stand by me - Ben E KIng
Starships - Jessie J
Still Into You - Paramore
Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis
Suddenly I see - KT Tunstall
Sugar - Maroon 5
Summer of 69 -- Brian Adams
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Supersonic - Oasis
Superstition - Steve Wonder
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Take me to Church - Hozier
Take my Hand - Picture This
Talk Tonight - Oasis
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheetus
Tell me Ma
10/10 - Paulo Nutini
Tennessee Whisky - Chris Stapleton
Thats Life - Frank Sinatra
Thinking of Me - Olly Murs
thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheern
Bloom - Paper Kites
This Love - Maroon 5
Three Little Birds - bob Marley
Ticket to Ride - BEatles
Time of your life - Green Day
times like these - Foo Fighters
Your Body is a Wonderland - John Mayor
Twist and Shout - Beatles
Two Fingers - Jake Bugg
Upside Down - Jack Johnston
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Hotel California - Eagles
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wagon Wheel
Wake me up - Avicci
Wake me up before you GO GO - WHAM
Wake me up When September Ends - Green Day
Way you do the things You Do
The Way You Make ME Feel - Michael Jackson
Lost Without You - Freya Ridings
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
What a Wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
Whatever - Oasis
Whisky in the Jar - Thin Lizzy
Wild Mountain Thyme
The Wild Rover
Will We Talk - Sam Fender
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
WonderWall - Oasis
Year 3000 - Busted
Yellow - Coldplay
Yesterday - Beatkles
YMCA
You and Me - Lifehouse
You belong to me
You belong with me - Taylor swift
You got it - Roy Orbinson
You Send me - Sam Cooke
You Shook Me all Night Long - ACDC
You're all I Have - Snow Patrol
Devil in Disguise - Elvis
You've Got The Love - Florence and the Machine
Zombie - Cranberries
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We’re not just there to be in the background - otherwise you’d have a CD playing. We’re Hired as live entertainment and Were there to give your guests that.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We’ve performed in many bars, hotels and restaurants across Northern Ireland. Including dalriada and sunflower festival. We’ve also performed in Croatia and Caribbean islands.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles Paper Kites The Lumineers Sam Cooke

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

Supporting Skinny Living on their UK tour.

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

Nine times out of ten when you book us you’re in our diary’s for the whole day. So we are usually pretty flexible. Within enough notice we should be able to accommodate and we will always try our best to do so within reasonable circumstances.

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

I am more than happy to play a playlist of choice or one I’ve premade before my set whilst setting up and during my break free of charge. However if you wish for me to stay on after then fee would need to be discussed.

How much time do you need to set up?

What ever makes you comfortable really. Realistically it would take me about 30 mins.

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

With years of experience I tend to find its best to read the crowd. However we are happy to discuss to see what works best for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Correct. Any equipment needed is brought with myself. It’s my duty to ensure you’re night runs as smoothly as possible.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I’ve spent a long time over many years building a set list. However my music taste is wide in range so if you don’t see a song you like then please ask if I know it. If there’s a special request I can certainly learn it for you for a small fee of £20 just to cover rehearsal time.

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£250
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£300
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£500

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£50

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Phoebe C, 2 months ago

Absolute amazing couldn’t have asked for better was such a special moment her created

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Kathy O, 1 year ago

Michael-James sang at our wedding on Sunday..he is a brilliant singer and a gentleman..all our guests raved about him and he was one of the highlights of our day..he sang some particularly special songs during the service and then he chose the loveliest tunes to sing as our guests mingled ..he played longer than he had to..right up till we were called into dinner..we can't recommend him highly enough..he was a pleasure to deal with and so friendly and well mannered..if you need a wedding singer this is your guy...X

Lisa G, 1 year ago

Michael is a beautiful young man, his musical talent is amazing. Our American vistors/Garden party was made super special!!...

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