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

December 2014
Wednesday 24thJesmond Dene House - Info
Thursday 25thJesmond Dene House - Info
Friday 26thMatfen Hall - Info
July 2015
Sunday 5thThe Sage Gateshead (Hall 2) - 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

Masquerade Ball at Rockliffe Hall

Join us on 22nd November 2014 to celebrate 5 years of Rockliffe Hall!  Be welcomed with a Perrier Jouet drinks recepion and canapes, while you listen to the smooth tones of the saxophonist in the background.  Then enjoy a dazzling four-course dinner and dance the night away to The Paul James Band and a disco into the small hours.  Dress to impress in your best suits or dresses and don't forget your mask...

Saturday 22nd November 2014     Arrive from 7pm, dinner at 8pm    £80 per person

Contact the Rockliffe Hall Reservations Team on 01325729999       email

What have we been up to?

2014 has been an exceptionally busy year for us to date with lots of weddings, parties, corporate events and a cruise on board P&O's luxury liner Arcadia.  To find out more about what we've been doing and read current reviews posted by our clients please visit 'The Paul James Band' on Facebook.  To see where we are performing in the next few months, including The Gosforth Park Marriott, Marco Pierre White's, Beamish Hall, Rainton Arena, The Sage Gateshead and Newcastle City Hall, please see our 'Upcoming Public Performances' section (above) and click on the link to Fixagig for details and more dates.

Swing For Parkinson's at Newcastle City Hall

After the success of our gigs with Glen at The Sage Gateshead earlier in the year, we are delighted to be accompanying him once again and this time with our 11-Piece Big Band in the iconic Newcastle City Hall in aid of Parkinson's UK.  Tickets: £20 & £25 from the box office 0191 2778030.

Wed 19th November, 7.30pm

£200,000 Raised for the Alan Shearer Foundation

We were honoured to be invited to perform once again this year at The Alan Shearer Foundation Ball.  Guests at the most lavish event in the region were treated to an explosive set from the incredible Olly Murs and his band followed by dancing to The Paul James Band.  We were delighted when Hollie, Alan's daughter, then Alan joined us on stage at the end of the evening.  Thanks to the tireless fundraising of the team at St Cuthbert's Care and The Alan Shearer Foundation and the generosity of Alan and his family and friends, over £200,000 was raised on the night to support disability in the North East.  For more information visit and to see pictures from the party visit our facebook page.

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