The Paul James Band

The Paul James Band has built its reputation on professionalism and attention to musical detail. The five-piece band comprises keyboards, drums, saxophone, bass and female vocals and the six-piece band includes our male guitar/vocalist. Members of the band have performed extensively throughout the UK and abroad, having worked in the fields of jazz, rock and pop touring with some of the country's top artistes, show bands, production shows and cruise ships.

The band is extremely versatile, being able to play a wide variety of songs. Mainly we perform a selection of classic soul, disco, 60's and pop which helps to create a special party atmosphere by keeping the dance floor full and, if required, we are more than happy to include material ranging from jazz, swing and Rat Pack to ballroom dancing, country dancing and Salsa! Our programme is personally arranged to suit the individual needs of our clients and we are always striving to update our repertoire frequently performing requests such as the First Dance.

We can also provide:

  • Both male and female vocals
  • First Dance request live
  • We can record the music from your First Dance, wedding ceremony or a request for your wedding video or slide show
  • 'Bandaoke' - live Bandaoke making you the star of the show!
  • Classical Music for your Wedding Ceremony
  • Music to fit with your theme
  • Israeli Music, Mazeltov, Jewish Weddings, Barmitzvah / Batmitzvah

For more info on the above, contact us


We always use a high quality PA and lighting system and could also provide a DJ or our own pre-recorded music to suit the mood; anything from carefully selected quiet jazz and love songs to DJ-mixed chart dance tracks. We also have the facility to play your own CD's / mp3's should you wish to supply them. We can ensure that music is playing from the moment your guests arrive until the close of your event.


Four, Five or Six Piece band available from £595 including free DJ service or DJ from £100

The band is able to augment it's line-up with a male 'Rat Pack' vocalist, cabaret artiste or compere and offer a range of themed events, as featured on our new website - details available on request.

Public Liability

Our equipment is PAT tested and we have full public liability insurance.

Please contact Paul James for a copy of our current certificate.


We've performed at the following venues:


We've performed for the following clients:

  • P&O Cruises
  • Richard Sinton Jeweller
  • Beverley Polo Club
  • Adessi PR
  • Bainbridges
  • Baldwin Seal Marketing
  • Barnard Castle School
  • Brewin Dolphin Securities Limited
  • BMW
  • Catterick Garrison
  • Central High School
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • Cyril Sweet Construction
  • Dame Allan's School
  • Durham School
  • Durham University
  • EAGA plc
  • Engica Technology Systems International
  • Gala Casinos
  • IRTE
  • John Lewis
  • Kings School
  • La Sagesse
  • Marks and Spencer
  • NESSY Law Society
  • Newcastle Evening Chronicle
  • Newcastle Prep School
  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria Police
  • Procter & Gamble
  • RAF Leeming
  • Ridley Lodge
  • Rotary Club of Tyneside
  • St Bees School
  • Sunderland University
  • Suzuki
  • Swallow Hotels
  • Territorial Army


We've performed at the following events:

  • Nations Cup International Polo Tournament
  • The Sunflower Ball
  • The St Cuthbert's Care Ball
  • ACCA UK Annual Dinner and Dance
  • The Butterfly Ball
  • The Entrepreneurs' Ball
  • The Durham School Ball
  • The Glass Slipper Ball
  • The Grace House Appeal Ball
  • The Holly Ball
  • The Lourdes Ball
  • The Children's Society Ball
  • Newcastle Lord Mayor's Ball
  • The Newcastle Latin and Ballroom Dance Society Ball
  • Sunderland Lord Mayor's Ball
  • Northern Counties DanceTeachers'Association Dinner Dance
  • Durham County Cricket Club Player of the Year Awards Dinner
  • The Pink Ball
  • The Snow Ball
  • Rockliffe Hall Spa Opening Night
  • A Private Evening With Alan Shearer
  • Leaving Party for Nolberto Solano

Client Testimonials

"We would like to thank you for the wonderful music you provided on our wedding day. Everybody commented how great you performed on the day. You made our evening celebration unforgettable."
Mr. and Mrs. Lawton, Dissington Hall

"I just thought I would drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed your bands performance at our wedding last month. Every person bar none has made a point of saying how good the band were, and Debs and I couldn't have been more pleased with your version of 'I was made for lovin you'................. it was one of the highlights of our wedding day! The dance floor was packed from the first to last song, which is testament to how much people enjoyed the evening. No doubt this made it much more enjoyable for your guys?! It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if you are booked by our friends for their wedding at Close House in 2010!! Kind regards & thanks again."
Tom & Debs x, Slaley Hall

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