Testimonials

“Just a note to say how much everyone enjoyed the music you brought to my son’s wedding at Walworth Castle on 17th September. The dance floor was full all evening. Certainly the functions manager was impressed! Keep up the good work.”
Susan Reed, Walworth Castle


“Thank you for providing the fantastic music on the evening of the Sunflower Ball on 7th October 2005 at The Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel, it was considered to be a huge success. Everyone said how exceptionally good the music was.
Thank you very much for playing so beautifully at the Jazz evening at Oldfields on 19th October 2005. The evening was without a doubt an outstanding success.”
Jo Harris, Sunshine Fund Manager, Evening Chronicle


“We were delighted with your performance at our wedding on 26th May at The Majestic Hotel, it really was far better than we could have possibly imagined! Thank you all for your efforts”
Mr and Mrs Sculthorpe, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate


“Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding on 21.5.05 at Close House Mansion. The music was everything we asked for and more. All our guests commented on how it created the most fabulous atmosphere on our very special day. We most certainly would recommend your band to anyone who is looking to celebrate a special occasion.”
Cindy & Alan Davies


“We would like to say a big thank you to the Paul James Band for playing at the evening party for our wedding at Kirkley Hall in April. Our wedding day turned out to be perfect in every respect and having live music in the evening finished the day wonderfully. Having never hired a band before, we were slightly nervous as to how everything would work out on the night, but we needen’t have worried. The group was reliable and very professional and of course, the music was excellent. You played a great mix of songs and managed to cater for a wide range of tastes - even our Guatemalan friends were impressed with “la musica latina”! Thanks again for everything,”
Alison and Lisandro, Kirkley Hall


“We just wanted to say a big thank you for all you did to make our wedding such an enjoyable experience back on July 29th. Everyone we talked to afterwards complimented your music and said how nice it was to hear live music rather than a DJ. We particularly enjoyed the way the band allowed us to practise our first dance before letting the masses of guests in to see us perform. Graham (sax and keyboards), who introduced himself to us, was brilliant and put us at ease from the start. We will definitely be recommending the band in the future to anyone we hear that needs music at their event!”
Chris & Alison Allan


“A big thank you to you and the band for a great party on Saturday. The music was brilliant. Lots of people have said what a wonderful band - you really made the evening”
Mrs Alison Wilkinson


“Thanks once again to the guys who played for us - they were excellent!!!”
Sarah, Redworth Hall


“You did a great show and we really enjoyed ourselves.”
John and Simone, Otterburn Hall


“Just a quick note to say thank you for your wonderful performance at our Midsummer’s Event. The night was a huge success, which was undoubtedly due to the fabulous delivery of a repertoire of songs that had everyone on the dance floor! Your professionalism, reliability and high standard are second to none and we will certainly recommend you to any prospective clients.”
Jennifer Henzell, Corporate Entertainment, The Gate, Newcastle


“Just to say many thanks for making Zoe and Steve’s day one to remember… thanks for helping make what was a truly marvelous day.”
Mrs Nicholson, Matfen Hall


“On behalf of the Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund I would like to thank you and your band for entertaining our guests at this year’s Sunflower Ball. With the wonderful entertainment and the great guests in attendance everyone had a super evening.”
Jo Harris, Sunflower Ball, The Marriott Gosforth Park


“Just a short note to thank you for playing at our wedding. We were all really impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. We had a wonderful day and it was exactly as we had hoped, so thank you all once again.”
Kelly and Simon, Matfen Hall


“Thank you so much for playing at our ball. The band were absolutely wonderful … really fantastic. We had a great night and would like to book you again for next year.”
Christine Deponio, Butterfly Ball, Gateshead Hilton


“We thank you again for your services at our wedding. We could not fault anything - everybody has commented on the quality and diversity of your band. The evidence of this would be that the dance floor was full and everybody had a great time. We would definitely recommend your band to friends and family.”
Lynsey and Steven, Matfen Hall


“A brief note to thank you and the band for making our night on November 11 a very successful event. Cheers.”
Philippe Pages, Dinner and Dance


“We were both very satisfied with the performance you all gave. It was great that you were so laid back about the late start and when the set did begin the music was lovely - just what we imagined. We were also impressed that your singer had the foresight to bring a change of costume too!”
Kevin and Gill, Embleton Hall


“We thoroughly enjoyed our big day and thought that we chose extremely well with the band. This is also the feedback we had from guests. Great stuff… we would be happy to recommend you to anyone. Thanks again!”
Michael & Juliet, Lumley Castle


“Just to say thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful evening at our wedding. The music was great and exactly what we wanted. Everyone commented upon how good you were and really enjoyed themselves. Send our thanks to the rest of the band along with our best wishes for the New Year.”
David and Harriett, Langley Castle


“Once again many thanks for the excellent service you and your band provided on the Catholic Charity Ball night. I don’t know how many years it is now since you first accepted our invitation to perform for us but it appears that each year is somehow better than the last. Many of our guests have already commented on the superb standard of the music and vocals and I suppose the sight of so many on the dance floor from start to finish speaks volumes. Many thanks again, good luck in your work and we look forward to seeing you all next year.”
Mr P Hutchinson, Catholic Charity Ball, Lancastrian Suite, Gateshead


“Happy New Year, great to see you again at Crathorne last weekend it certainly brought back many happy memories from our wedding night, the music was fantastic. We are still receiving no end of praise for you and the guys, truly spectacular!!!! I have also passed on your contact to a few friends whose weddings are in the not so distant future so expect a few calls. We’ve already agreed we want you guys to sing at our Silver wedding so keep going strong!!!!!!!! Thanks for a great performance.”
Jo Bartley, Crathorne Hall


“Many thanks for taking part in our ball earlier this month. The event was one of our most successful and enjoyable corporate functions. In total we made over £50,000 during the evening. As organisers we know we can rely on your professionalism on the night to help make the event run smoothly. Thank you for your contribution to a highly successful event and I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
Adele Southern, St Cuthbert’s Care Charity Ball, Gateshead Hilton


“Thank you for the tremendous contribution you made to our wedding reception. The band was absolutely brilliant - exactly what we wanted! Everybody commented on the quality of the music. Our American friends were particularly impressed with the early evening background jazz you played.”
Very best wishes, Chris & Kim, Gosforth Park Marriott Hotel


“Hi Paul and The Band. We wanted to say a big thankyou - you were all outstanding at our wedding at The Sage and were a real highlight of the day. We have had lots of feedback from friends and family who all enjoyed the performance and dancing. We hope we get the opportunity to hear you all again soon and would not hesitate to recommend you. All our best wishes.”
Elizabeth and Pete, The Sage Gateshead


“Great music and great service ensure that we always have a great time with the Paul James Band”
Richard Sinton, Richard Sinton Jewellers, Eldon Garden, Newcastle


“We had a great evening. A number of our guests came to me and said how refreshing it was to have a live band instead of a disco and how much they enjoyed your sets. … you can rest assured that we would not hesitate to ask you to perform again.”
Carol Russel, P A to Managing Director, Engica Technology Systems International Corporate Ball, Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel


“Thank you for once again providing excellent entertainment.”
K Fox, Hurworth Hunt Farmers Ball


“The Band was just amazing, and we will book you again if ever we have another function on that scale. We will certainly recommend you to all our friends.”
Mark and Sarah, Wedding, The Sage


“Thank you so much for playing at our ball last Sunday, we really enjoyed having a live band and I don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t stepped in at the last minute! I’ve passed your card onto the new President and she seems very keen to arrange future events with you. Thank you again and hopefully I shall see you at some of our events in the future!”
Charlotte Louise Neale-Edwards, Newcastle Latin and Ballroom Dance Society, Assembly Rooms


“We had a great night and the band as always played it’s part in that success.”
Peter Reed, Annual IRTE Ball, Newcastle Civic Centre


“We recommend you to all of our wedding couples and will continue to do so, especially after a very enjoyable performance at the wedding the other week. Many thanks again.”
Danielle Sawyer, Conference and Events Coordinator, The Sage Gateshead


“Paul and the band really made the evening reception at our wedding an event to remember. The band were excellent, and with Paul at the front everyone was up, dancing and having a great time. An amazing night that our friends are still talking about now!”
Tom and Gabrielle, Armathwaite Hall, Keswick


“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


“Many thanks for what only can be describe as an excellent night. It was fantastic to see that the night went exactly to plan. The Paul James Band only enhanced a night that is still being talked about now. Your first choice of music was spot on and after that I do not recall seeing a empty space on the dance floor. I know from attending many, many functions that this is not easy to achieve and that took skill and judgment on the band’s behalf. I would have no hesitation in re-booking the band or highly recommending the band to other Officers’ messes throughout the Service. Paul, again a big thank you for a most successful night.”
Captain O’Nions, Bourlon Barracks Officers, Mess Summer Ball


“Thank you very, very much for playing for us on Saturday. The band was absolutely fantastic. Everybody loved your music and thought you were brilliant. We won’t hesitate to recommend you.”
Mrs Robson, Village Hotel, Wedding


“We thought the band were fantastic and definitely lived up to the ‘North’s leading function band’ tag. It really made the night time special. We were impressed by the performance of our Billy Joel song, especially as you had so little time to learn it. The piano player was great during the day. It was nice to have some live music rather than a cd. Overall we were thoroughly impressed with the service we received, and would happily recommend you to anyone we know. We appreciate the hard work you all put in to make our big day special and thank you for it.”
Paddy and Jane, Wedding at Matfen Hall


“We know this is late so sorry! However, we would just like to say a HUGE thank you to the band for making our wedding day at Linden Hall in August 2007, extra special! We are so pleased we decided to have the sax and piano playing during our wedding breakfast and our guests did comment that they found the entertainment most enjoyable. Thank you again!”
Lisa and Marc McClarence


“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the great music at our wedding - we had a brilliant time on the dance floor and everyone is still talking about the lovetrain!”
Katie, Wedding at Eslington Villa


“We had a smashing evening and we were all delighted with the band’s performance.”
Janet & Trevor, Wedding Annivewrsary at Alnwick Pavillion


“I wanted to thank you for your band’s great performance at our event last week. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I have received much positive feedback on both style of music and the professionalism of the band. It is widely felt that the band ‘made the night’. Please could you also extend my thanks to the rest of your band and set-up team who provided such a friendly and efficient service. Thanks once again for your invaluable contribution to our successful event.”
Jenny Richardson, Marketing Specialist, Cyril Sweett Group Event at The Hilton Gateshead


“Thanks for the great music you played at our wedding. Everyone has commented on how superb you were.”
Laura & Paul, Wedding at Linden Hall


“We wanted to say a huge thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding, you were all amazing and we’ve never seen the floor so full for every song! We’ve given your details to a lot of people as a result…. Thanks again we couldn’t have asked for more.”
Kent & Hilary, Wedding at Thirlestane Castle


“May I just say thank you for such a wonderful night on Saturday 10th November. You were fab!”
Ailsa & Terry, Wedding at Gosforth Civic Hall


“Thanks for a lovely night. The music was fantastic and everybody really enjoyed themselves.”
Christine Deponio, Butterfly Ball, Marriott Gateshead


“Linda and myself can’t thank you, and Laura, Graham, Gary, and Barry, enough for your performance on the night. Without any doubt, or debate, the band made our night - everyone who was there as a guest has come up to me since and said how much they enjoyed the night and how brilliant the band were. Again, many thanks and very best wishes to you all.”
Chris and Linda, Private Dinner and Dance, Pullman Lodge


“Thanks again for your fantastic contribution to our wedding reception. You created an amazing atmosphere, and it was great to see everyone of all ages dancing all night. I think the Love Train will be a highlight on our wedding video (!), and my sister was really pleased to have the opportunity to sing with you. Thanks very much again - our day couldn’t have been better, and many of our guests have commented on your contribution to a fantastic evening.”
Wedding Reception at The Morritt Arms Hotel, Barnard Castle


“Having spoke to the staff and students today about the Ball it was pleasing to hear how much they enjoyed your music. It is with this overwhelming response that has lead us to book you straight away for our next Summer Ball in 2007. Thank you again for a great night.”
St. Bees School, Cumbria


“Thanks again for playing at the wedding! We had a fantastic day and were very happy with the music: it was varied, fun and very professional. We’ve had loads of comments from friends and family about how much they enjoyed the music and particularly how good it was at getting everybody up on the dancefloor! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others.”
Matt & Jane, Auckland Castle, Wedding


“Just a quick note to thank you and the rest of the band for your excellent performance on Sunday; everyone enjoyed it.”
Barry Mather, Blagdon Hall


“Thank you for playing at our wedding last night. So many people have commented on how good the band was… Should anybody ask, we’d highly recommend that they book you. Your band helped make the evening very, very special indeed.”
Ian and Harriet, Linden Hall


“Just a note to say a BIG THANK YOU to you for playing such beautiful music at our wedding at The Village Hotel. It was fantastic - all of our guests agreed! We had a perfect day!”
Rachel & Steven, Wedding at The Village Hotel

Contact us

We always liaise with our clients regarding timings, requests and any other considerations well in advance, in order to ensure that the event is a success.


Email: info@pauljamesband.co.uk


Tel: 07711 140805

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