About

Thanks for visiting my site.  I’m a singer, guitarist and pianist.  Having been lucky enough to have played at some of the world’s most prestigious venues in my time as a musician – everything from the O2 Forum Kentish Town and the Royal Albert Hall to Wembley Stadium – I’ve more recently been turning my hand to parties, weddings, festivals and corporate functions.

With a Playlist of nearly 600 songs, covering a wide range of genres from current pop to old school swing, I am able to turn my hand to a wide variety of events and occasions to add that bit of spark, ambience and energy to your special occasion, whatever it may be.

There’s something really special about having live music at your event.  Whether you want background music, or the dancefloor filled I am able to adapt to a wide range of situations.   I can work with your guests to take requests and even tailor the music I play to suit your tastes (see the playlist section).

At a wedding, I have been asked to get involved in all aspects of the big day, from ambient music during the aisle walk, to the champagne reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception.

I usually play as a solo performer, but can provide a full band too.  Here are some testimonials from some of my satisfied customers.

Cracking party!

‘We wanted to send you a note of thanks for Saturday night as you were brilliant and everyone loved your music. We had a fantastic time and I’ve told the party organisers/planners to use you in the future. We will stay in touch as I am always organising parties so would love to book you again in the future.’

Kristina Valeix

A worthwhile journey!

‘Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding last week. You were fantastic and everyone was singing your praises on the day.  We truly appreciate you travelling all that way and our day would simply not have been the same without you.  Hopefully catch up at Layla’s sometime soon.’

Natalie & Duncan Harrison

A Brilliant Time

‘Just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing and singing at our wedding at Nonsuch Mansion.  I’m sorry I didn’t really get the chance to speak to yout on the day but we had a brilliant time and your music set the mood for the day perfectly.  We had so many comments from people to say how good you were and asking where we found you – it was great to have you singing outside (luckily!) for the drinks reception too as everyone thought that was really novel and got everyone in the mood for a cracking evening.  So once again a huge thank you and I’d be more than happy to recommend you in future.’

Melissa Homewood

Jo’s 40th!

We booked James to play at my 40th in September and he was AMAZING.  You can’t beat having live music and James got everyone on the dancefloor with his brilliant choice of songs.  He was so good we’ve booked him for my husband’s forthcoming 40th too.   I can’t recommend him highly enough’.

Jo Robinson

Sarah’s Big Day

“We hired James to play for our wedding in August after being repeatedly impressed with his playing.  James played a series of songs whilst out guests arrived, beautifully played music for me to walk down the aisle to and during the ceremony and during our drinks reception and dinner.  We were absolutely thrilled with the result.  He was reliable, professional and responsive to e-mails and without a doubt one of our favourite and most memorable parts of our wedding day.  We can’t recommend him highly enough’.

Sarah Main
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Mark & Sam’s Wedding

‘James is an excellent all round musician.  We hired him for our wedding day and WOW! 🙂  He really made the atmosphere fabulous.  We had so many compliments from our guests on the great music.  It was great having you as part of our special day, thanks James’

Mark & Sam Dixon

On the ball

‘I first saw James play at a bar in Epsom and asked him to play at my annual BBQ, he absolutely blew everyone away and he was a big hit with all my guests.  I have since recommended him to several friends where he has done a great job’. 

Aaron Lincoln, football agent.
Icon Sports Management

21st in Brussels!

‘When I first heard James I knew he would be perfect for my daughters’ 21st birthday party in Brussels  He made the event very special.  They loved him.  I have since invited him to play at a Christmas Party where he was equally fabulous!’

Bruno Picquet

Nonsuch Accolade

‘Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for such an amazing performance at my client’s wedding.  Your friendly and professional manner along with your OUTSTANDING talent was a wonderful addition to their day and you were a pleasure to deal with.  We are thrilled that you are now a very welcomed preferred supplier here at Nonsuch Mansion – and I look forward to hearing you sing again!!!’  Lucy Atkinson, Nonsuch Mansion, Ewell, Surrey

Lucy Atkinson
Nonsuch Mansion, Cheam

Singing Mario

‘Thank you for sharing our wedding day with us and singing amazingly.  Everyone adored you and mentioned how much you entertained them.  Singing ‘Mario Kart Love Song’ was a particular highlight and I’m still able to listen to the whole ceremony as our photographer recorded the whole audio!’

Chris & Laura Giles

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