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:
"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."