The Tony James Band

  • Biography

    The irrepressible Tony James has performed internationally and throughout the UK, touring lounge bars, restaurants and hotels, marquees, back gardens and even the living rooms of the rich and famous! Exclusive live performances on BBC Radio programmes and with chart success in Germany, Tony has gained a reputation as a polished and sophisticated performer. Tony has supported soul legends Mica Paris, Solomon Burke and Ruby Turner; as well as some chart acts; Sleigh Bells, Santo Gold, Ladyhawke and the Kooks. For the last 5 years The Voice have hired Tony James as a ‘stand in singer’ so the judges can practise before the audience and contestants come into the studio. Tony has sang to Will I Am, Jennifer Hudson, Kylie, Paloma Faith, Boy George, Ricky Wilson Pixie Lott and Danny Jones.

    Tony prides herself on creating the perfect atmosphere for every individual occasion. With a repertoire in excess of 120 songs, the band plays a whole host of genres for all ages, ranging from classic RnB, to current pop, soul and disco that is guaranteed to have all your guests up to dance.

    “I have worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years, performing at high profile corporate events and weddings. As the founder of The Tony James Band, I am proud to say that we have gained an enviable reputation within the industry for the exceptional quality of our performances, high energy, professionalism and reliability”.

    ​“Our success is attributed to having a simple and clear focus; we remain passionate about live music and passionate about client satisfaction”.

    The Tony James Band has the ability to adapt in terms of size/number of musicians so can therefore can be booked as anything from a 4-piece group right up to 12 members or more. The standard line-up of the band consists of vocals, keyboards, bass and drums. This particular ensemble has been entertaining our audiences for many years; providing an energetic and super slick performance that will have everybody up dancing. The 5 piece band includes an amazing male singer/guitarist who is super talented musically and vocally. Or you can choice the 6-piece band sees the addition of our infamous, dancing horn-section. We can literally keep growing depending on your requirements, so if you fancy the addition of guitar or backing vocals, or percussion or even The Tony James Band Dancers we are more than happy to add this to our line-up.

    “I am proud to say that the musicians I work with in the Tony James Band are some of the best session players in the UK today. Playing for such artists as: Sia, Kylie Minogue, Beverly Knight, Calvin Harris, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinchy Stryder, Craig David, Spandau Ballet, Cliff Richard, Mica Paris… and having performed at venues/festivals such as Glastonbury, V festival, the M.E.N, Wembley Arena, the O2 Arena and the Liverpool Echo Arena and the list goes on”

    Having firmly established ourselves as one of the top acts in the North West The Tony James Band can often be seen performing at many of the regions premier events and venues. Some of the recent highlights are detailed as follows:

    • Performing at Sir Alex Ferguson’s Charity Golf Day at The Belfry Birmingham, Gala Dinner at the LCC and Charity Event at Hilton Manchester
    • Invited to perform for former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair in Whitehall, London.
    • Performing to Sir Richard Branson on his visit to Liverpool.
    • Delighting over 2000 students at Liverpool University Leaver’s Ball, along side Radio One celebrity DJ Scott Mills, at The Echo Arena.
    • Providing the evenings wedding entertainment for the daughter of Olympic Champion Kriss Akabusi MBE.
    • Performing alongside TV royalty, Ant & Dec to over 2,000 guests at an amazing business awards event.
    • Performing to the cast, press and special guests at the opening night of both Legally Blonde and Hairspray at the Liverpool Empire.
    • Providing the evenings entertainment at The NHS awards at Blackpool Tower.
    • Rocking with 5,000 students at The Farmers Ball at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
    • Provided floor-filling entertainment at the prestigious Repton School Leavers Ball for the 10th consecutive year!!
    • Performed at the launch of Aston Martin DB9
    • 2018 performed to 8000 people on the Main Stage at The Grand National supporting T’Pau
    • 2015/16/18 performed as a 13 piece under a concord for Thomas Cooks Staff Party.
    • 2017 Thomas Cook flew 8 piece band to Cyprus to perform at a Managers Staff Party.
    • 2017 Performed at a wedding in top 10 venues in the world, Lyon France.



  • Song list

    • Can’t Stop The Feeling
    • Shake It Off
    • Blurred Lines
    • Shut Up And Dance
    • Cake By The Ocean
    • 24 Carrot
    • Rather Be
    • Don’t Be So Hard
    • Michael Jackson Medley- Want You Back, ABC, Shake Your Body, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough, Thriller
    • 70’s Medley- Dancing Queen, Stayin Alive, Car Wash, Hot Stuff, I’m Coming Out, Boogie Wonderland
    • 80’s Medley- 1999, Sweet Dreams, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, How Will I Know, Heaven On Earth, I think We’re Alone Now, Take On Me
    • 90’s Medley- Ride On Time, Pump Up The Jam, I’m A Dreamer, Finally, Show Me Love
    • Guilty Pleasures Medley- Never Gonna Give You Up, Who Do You Think You Are, Everybody, One For Sorrow, Baby One More Time, If Ya Getting Down, Don’t Stop Movin’
    • RNB Medley- Jump Around, Push It, Can’t Touch This, Ice Ice Baby, Fresh Prince Bel Air, Apache
    • Call Me Al
    • Uptown Funk
  • Reviews / Testimonials

    "Following the last 2 week’s Golf Days at the Belfry Hotel (the Sir Alex Ferguson’s Golf Classic and the Co-operative Golf Classic) we want to extend our thanks and appreciation to you and the band for your part in two successful events. The feedback we have had so far has been extremely positive, and from our point of view both events ran very smoothly. We not only gave the customers a great experience we managed between us to help towards the raising a good deal for two worthy charities. We were extremely impressed with you and the band – you created a great atmosphere and what a packed dance floor at the Sir Alex do!!! Thank you for working with us on the two events; it was a great pleasure to work with you and we look forward to doing so again in the future."