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ABOUT ME

London based singer/songwriter Paddy James makes indie rock, pop and folk recounting the mischief and melancholy of everyday life. Born in the Midlands, UK at the latter end of the 80’s, he picked up the guitar during his mid-teens after having been frustrated at not being able to play the ones his dad so often left strewn about the house. He began penning songs as soon as he could string together a few chords. Having always sang it didn’t take long to marry the two together. Whilst at University in South Wales he garnered a reputation through his impressive live shows and as a result landed support slots with the likes of Ed Sheeran and the Hoosiers.

In November 2016, James self-released his debut four track EP, Lost Boy on his own SOAC Records label which hit the top 5 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart following a packed out launch at the Water Rats in Kings Cross.

Since then he has teamed up with Isle of White production duo Boe Weaver who have helped bring to life a string of releases which have now amassed a modest 60k streams online. Most recently he released ‘Tell Me I’m Wrong’ a quick paced foot stomper about a fictional military character, who is dubbed a hero unrightfully.

The next 6 months sees Paddy focusing on finishing new material for the studio and gearing up towards a headline show at club 229 in London on November 22nd.

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I specialise in these genres:

  • Folk
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Blues rock
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I play these instruments:

  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Loop pedal
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I am happy to perform at these events:

  • Launch / Brand Activation
  • VIP Event
  • Engagement Party
  • Venue / Pub / Club Event
  • Wedding
  • Festival
  • College / University Event
  • Corporate Event
  • Hotel / Restaurant Event
  • Private Party
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PRICING OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 295
    Paddy James | Pub / Restaurant
    Solo

    Includes:
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    Taylored to your event requirements. Upbeat or mellow.

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  • Price from £ 944
    Paddy James | Wedding
    Solo

    Includes:
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

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  • Price from £ 1,888
    Paddy James Trio
    Trio

    Guitar & Vocals
    Bass / Double Bass
    Percussion / Drums
    Backing Vocals

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Solo:

Sure Beta 58

2 x 1000w QSC K12

Tanglewood Acoustic

LR Baggs Para-DI

Various Pedals

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LISTEN TO MY MUSIC

1 Set List

Example Mixed Set
01
Sting & The Police
Message in a Bottle
02
David Gray
Babylon
03
Robin Schulz
Waves
04
Cindi Lauper
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
05
The Lumineers
Ho Hey
06
Paolo Nutini
New Shoes
07
Earth Wind & Fire
September
08
Bob Marley
One Love
09
Florence & The Machine
You've Got The Love
10
Jimi Hendrix
All Along The Watchtower
11
Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues
12
Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode
13
Katrina & The Waves
Walking On Sunshine
14
Noah & The Whale
5 Years Time
15
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline

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REVIEWS

15 Reviews

Booked Paddy James for a Corporate Event
5.0   Verified review

It's not every day that you get to host an event at the Monaco Grand Prix on a luxury yacht so when you do you want everything to be as special as the event itself. Having seen Paddy James perform previously at an intimate gig I was absolutely sure that he would be a perfect act for this event so he was my first choice and luckily for me he was available for that weekend. Paddy is a natural performer with has an amazing voice and a passion for the music industry, which is so evident with every note that he plays and song that he sings. His interaction with the audience is a pleasure to watch, reading their mood and song preferences perfectly. Not only did he perform some amazing covers in his own unique style he wowed us all with some of his own material which absolutely demonstrated his amazing talent as a writer, composer and a singer. Everyone who attended the event was so complimentary of his talents and left with fond memories of the weekend. A couple of years on and I had the opportunity to book Paddy again for another intimate gig and again he blew the audience away with his performance, his amazing vocal capability and his increased catalogue of original material. Paddy is a true professional with an amazing future ahead of him.

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Booked Paddy James for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

Hi Paddy, I just wanted to write a message to say thank you so much for playing at our garden party the other day. We had so much fun, I have had so many messages from the guests saying how much they loved you and your music. You really made for a wonderful day! Hopefully we will be able to see you at your big London show too.

All the best,

Sophie

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Booked Paddy James for a Birthday Party
5.0   Verified review

Hi Paddy,

I just had to email you to say a huge thank you for playing at my best friends 40th birthday party. You really were amazing and went down a storm, your voice is better than ever and your choice of songs was spot on for the occasion. Your first set was perfect and provided such good entertainment while the food was served to the guests. By the time of your second set the guests were in full party mode and your performance provided the platform for such a great night, with everyone up dancing (and singing along!!) Everyone loved you and I’m still getting people asking me who the singer was!! Thanks for extending your set too, by popular demand, you really made the night!

Best regards,
David

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Booked Paddy James for a Birthday Party
5.0   Verified review

I booked Paddy as a surprise for my girlfriends 30th birthday party. He was amazing... everyone there loved it, old and young. He played a set as more background music during arrivals and food, then as the main event a bit later. It worked so well, very professional and highly recommended!

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Booked Paddy James for a Private Party
5.0  

My husband and I had Paddy play at our rehearsal dinner the night before our wedding and I must say, he was absolutely amazing! Not only does Paddy have a beautiful voice, he was super easy to work with and really knew how to make our night memorable. It was one of the best nights because of him. I would highly recommend him to any and everyone!

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Booked Paddy James for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

Paddy made such an impact at our garden party, everybody absolutely loved him. He really seemed to have such a great selection of songs for everyone to enjoy and his own versions of some of the songs were simply wonderful. I wouldn’t hesitate to put him forward for anyone wishing for some live music, not only that but we’ve had his Spotify on repeat on ever since!

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Booked Paddy James for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

We saw Paddy perform at a music festival ‘Smoked & Uncut’ at the Limewood hotel in Lyndhurst. Instantly we fell in love with his style and voice and took one of his demo CDs. We then reached out to him a year later to play at our wedding, he made our day so very special! We highly recommend him!

David & Isla

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Booked Paddy James for a Birthday Party
5.0   Verified review

Paddy played a surprise set for my 21st birthday celebrations a little time ago. I had heard a few of his tunes in the past and was absolutely buzzing with his performance. The dance floor was packed out with people singing along to some classic covers and his original tunes also got a fantastic reception! I would highly recommend Paddy to anyone. He was brilliant fun and a true professional from the off. Thanks so much Paddy and all the best for the future!

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Booked Paddy James for an Engagement Party
5.0   Verified review

After seeing Paddy in Morzine, we knew he'd be perfect for our party back in the UK later that year. From start to finish Paddy's communication was amazing and he was so professional (even with a few drunken guests!) He was an absolute crowd pleaser and we had such a good time. He really got us all going and engaged with the crowd. Would total recommend him to anyone and even tried to book him for our wedding!

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Booked Paddy James for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

We were fortunate enough to have Paddy James perform at our wedding last year in July.

He was incredible, and really added to our special day.

Apart from being a fantastic vocalist, he was able to judge the mood of the room and sing songs accordingly. All our guests fell in love with his presence, his charm and most importantly he was able to get every body up on the floor dancing.

We would happily recommend Paddy to anyone who wanted the perfect wedding entertainment.

From Dale and Candy

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Booked Paddy James for a Venue / Pub / Club Event
5.0   Verified review

I have had paddy at our pub twice in the last year. The 1st time he played was in our garden on a sunny Sunday afternoon, he certainly gave the cottage pub a garden party to remember everyone was up on their feet. The 2nd time was a Saturday night inside and once again he had the place rocking, people constantly ask "When is Paddy coming back?". Great singer, great guitarist and a top performer, this man is a must for any event, pure class and a lovey bloke!!!

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Booked Paddy James for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

We found Paddy through social media and decided to book him for our wedding in France. Unfortunately we didn’t get to go and see him live before our event but we knew he was exactly what we were looking for. Such a professional young gentleman, He made the music element of our wedding planning stress-free!

Paddy was very flexible and accomadating when we described exactly what we required for our wedding. EVERYBODY commented on his performance and he was booked by one of our wedding guests for their wedding next year.

You went the extra mile and We would just like to thank you for such an amazing performance from a genuinely lovely chap. We will most definitely be looking to see Paddy live again.

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Booked Paddy James for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

Hi Paddy! We want to say THANK YOU! You were absolutely amazing playing at our wedding BBQ! Have had so many messages saying how great you were!
We knew you were great when we saw you play in La Plagne but you were even better! Highly recommend hiring Paddy for any event! He is professional, fun and an amazing musician!

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Booked Paddy James for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

We first saw Paddy at a pub in Botley and instantly loved his performance. Following seeing him at the pub singing live on a couple of occasions we decided to try and book him for our summer BBQ, we were so pleased when he decided to come to us to do a private performance. We obviously knew just how brilliant Paddy is, but our guests coming were a bit sceptical before arriving as to how good he was going to be, once he started singing everyone changed their minds. We have since been asked for his details from friends and neighbours and want to book him again ourselves for next year.

Paddy it great to both watch and listen too, he has a great personality with the ability to get people to join in and enjoy themselves. We are hooked and can't wait to see him perform again.

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Booked Paddy James for a Company Party
5.0   Verified review

After the success of his two sets at our Be Together Festival and our national training day, we had to book Paddy for our office launch. Charming yet modest, he engaged the crowd with a medley of covers and original songs which left the 70 strong guests calling for an encore over and over.

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism