North East Wedding Band & Corporate Entertainment

The best live music for your reception, ceremony or event

The Paul James Band is a professional wedding and function band based in the North East of England available to perform for your Wedding, Corporate Event, Function, Dinner Dance, Christmas Party, University Ball and other such occasion where the right music will make all the difference.

The band has an impressive track record having played at hundreds of weddings, parties, balls and major corporate functions in the last fifteen years.

Wedding Music for Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham, The Lake District, The Borders and the UK

Whilst most of the time we will perform at a wedding, party, ball or event in the Northeast we regularly travel the UK and, on occasion, work abroad.

Contact us to discuss your event now!

phone us on 07711 140805 07711 140805 email us on

Upcoming Public Performances

September 2015
Sunday 27thMarco Pierre White's At Hotel Indigo, Newcastle - Info
October 2015
Sunday 11thMarco Pierre White's At Hotel Indigo, Newcastle - Info
Friday 16thHardwick Hall - Info
Sunday 18thMarco Pierre White's At Hotel Indigo, Newcastle - Info
Saturday 24thMarriott Gosforth Park - Info

Giglist provided by Fixagig

Full list of public engagements at Fixagig


Live 4-6 Piece Band

High quality sound & light system



Live 4-6 Piece Band

High quality sound & light system


Afternoon live background music
Live DJ with additional lights 'til 1.00am


Live 4-6 Piece Band

High quality sound & light system

Afternoon live background music

Live DJ with additional lights 'til 1.00am

Your own Tailor-Made set, You Choose!

Modern Chart:
Popular Chart Hits from recent years

Timeless Cool:
Popular Soul and Funk to put the 'groove' in to your party

The very best dance floor fillers from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s

Swing Favourites:
Sophisticated swing from Sinatra to Buble

OR Just leave it to us

We'll be happy to prepare a set for you by selecting the very best from our vast repertoire of songs to keep your guests on the dance floor. Here's one of our recent set lists:

  • Moves Like Jagger
  • Human
  • Forget You
  • Mr Brightside
  • Don't Stop Believing
  • Get Lucky
  • Valerie
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • You Got The Love
  • Sex Is On Fire


Latest News

Lord Mayor's Civic Ball 2015

Thanks to the Lord Mayor and Events Team led by Julie at South Tyneside Council for inviting us to perform at The Lord Mayor's Annual Civic Ball; our 5th year at this prestigious event.

Our sax player provided sophisticated background music for arrival drinks then after dinner we performed for dancing; openning with a special request which we'd added to our repertoire for the Lord Mayor.  Visit our Facebook page for more info and pics.

"Thanks Paul, another great night!  Look forward to seeing you next year."  Julie, Events Team, South Tyneside.

Excellence Awards 2015

Thanks to Chief Constable Sue Sim, Claire and the team at Northumbria Police for inviting us to perform once again at The Northumbria Police Excellence Awards.

Every year it's inspiring to hear the stories of the nominees and winners who give so much in exercising and going beyond their duty to keep us safe.  Visit our Facebook page for more pics from this event.

"Dear Paul, On behalf of Northumbria Police could you please pass on my sincere thanks to The Paul James Band for the entertainment provided during the Excellence Awards 2015.  They really helped make the evening the tremendous success that it was.  Thank you again.  Yours sincerely, Sue Sim QPM, DL, Chief Constable."

2015 Residency at Marco's

We're looking forward to performing most Sunday nights from 7.00 - 10.00pm at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse at Hotel Indigo, Newcastle.  The award-winning 100-seater restaurant and bar with a great atmosphere, amazing food and friendly staff is now one of the most popular venues in the region and is regularly fully booked. 

We'll be playing some 'un-plugged' pop songs and standards including songs by John Legend, Emilie Sande and Ella Fitzgerald - sometimes as a trio and sometimes our solo guitar/vocalist.

To reserve a table or find out more call 0191 3009222 or visit

The Sage Gateshead, 5th July 2015

"When a group of friends who have sold out concerts and award winning comedy shows decide to have a party on stage you get something special!"

Join us once again with our 12-Piece Band, Glen and the stars from the BBC2 hit comedy show Hebburn - Jason Cook, Steffen Peddie & Neil Grainger - at The Sage Gateshead on 5th July at 8pm for another unforgettable evening of music and comedy. 

Tickets will sell out fast for this event.  Ticket Office:0191 4434661   £22.50   £20.50   (includes £1.50 handling fee) 

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Contact us to discuss your event now!

phone us on 07711 140805 07711 140805 email us on