Andy James

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Andy is a travelling troubadour, regularly picking up his guitar and flying off around the world to showcase his talents to appreciative audiences. He has performed at some of the largest UK venues and festivals such as Manchester’s 'In The City' and 'Get Loaded In the Park' and regularly tours in Los Angeles.

Over the last couple of years Andy has played and collaborated with many big names in the music industry. He's recorded vocal sessions with the famous producers 'Hybrid' and toured with countless acts, from Snow Patrol and Coldplay to Ellie Goulding, The Magic Numbers and Ella Eyre.

Andy was fantastic, exceptional solo singer and guitarist! Friendly, warming to our needs and completed our brilliant day! Paul, Wedding, Miskin

Andy has also played for his Royal Highnesses Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as A-list Hollywood stars such as Tom Hardy and Emma Watson.

Andy has also worked on various writing projects for international superstar DJs, collaborating with the likes of Sigma and Jaguar Skills, and in 2015 he recorded vocals for DJ Fresh. Andy is currently working on another vocal feature album with members of 80s legends from Ultravox and Visage. More recently, Andy has opened for Ellie Goulding, and played for VIPs including Prince Harry, Prince William and Tom Hardy.

In between touring with giants of the industry such as Jack Penate and Newton Faulkner, Andy finds time to perform at private weddings and events across the country where he never fails to raise the roof with his upbeat, feel-good set of classic rock, pop and indie covers.

Performance info

Line-up Solo male vocals/guitar
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add cajon
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For extra rhythm
Extra performances
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Extend the act's sets by half an hour
DJ service
Add £150
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements

00s

Blinded By Your Grace – Stormzy
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Castle On A Hill – Ed Sheeran
Changing – Sigma
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Fix You – Coldplay
Flake – Jack Johnson
Hello – Adele
How To Save A Life – The Fray
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
I Want Something Just Like This – Chain Smokers/Coldplay
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
I Won't Give Up – Jason Mraz
Kids – MGMT
Latch – Disclosure
Machines – Biffy Clyro
Many Of Horror – Biffy Clyro
Moving To New York – The Wombats
Mr Brightside – Killers
Naive – The Kooks
People Help The People – Cherry Ghost
Run – Snow Patrol
Saturday Night Superhouse – Biffy Clyro
Scared To Be Lonely – Dua Lipa & Martin Garrix
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Starlight – Muse
Unmissable – Gorgon City
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Volcano – Damien Rice
Yellow – Coldplay
You've Got The Love – Candi Staton/Florence & The Machine

90s

3am – Matchbox Twenty
Another Mans Cause – The Levellers
Being Around – The Lemonheads
Betterman – Pearl Jam
Black – Pearl Jam
Creep – Radiohead
Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Greenday
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
High And Dry – Radiohead
Into Your Arms – The Lemonheads
Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
Learning To Fly – Tom Petty
Mr Jones – Counting Crows
Outdoor Type – The Lemonheads
Polly – Nirvana
Round Here – Counting Crows
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
She Talks To Angels – Black Crowes
Slide – The Goo Goo Dolls
Talk Tonight – Oasis
Tramps Vest – Stereophonics
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Whatever – Oasis
Wireless Radio – Stereophonics
Wonderwall – Oasis

80s

Easy – Lionel Richie
Free Fallin' – Tom Petty
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Keep On Loving You – REO Speedwagon
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For – U2
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

70s

Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
American Pie – Don Mclean
Dancing In The Moonlight – Thin Lizzy
Fire And Rain – James Taylor
Imagine – John Lennon
Let It Be – The Beatles
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Redemption Songs – Bob Marley
Roxanne – The Police
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

60s

All Along The Watchtower – Dylan/Hendrix
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Knocking On Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
People Are Strange – The Doors
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones

50s

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

Duo – Mr. Brightside

Poker Face – Lady Gaga

Montage

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Andy was absolutely outstanding. All of our guests commented on his amazing vocals and great play list. We wish he could have played for even longer.”

Fiona, 40th Birthday Party in Essex, August 2019

“Andy James was absolutely fantastic! We are so grateful for all Andy's help to get the party started. We'd been planning a garden party for our wedding for months and due to very strong winds the marquee didn't stand still and the bouncy castle was canceled. It felt a bit like everything was falling apart but when Andy started performing in the garden all the guests were dancing outside which was absolutely lovely! I just wished we would have booked Andy for extra time... Thank you sooooooo much!!! Your singing was amazing!!!!”

Lee & Lina, Wedding, Marquee in Kent, August 2019

“After an amazing day at my wedding Andy really topped the night off with an amazing performance. I was very proud to introduce him as entertainment for the reception. We had a marquee in the middle of the beautiful Bath countryside and my guests were blown away by his set. The following day the neighbouring farms called us to ask who was playing at the reception. I thought they were about to complain about the noise but they wanted Andy's contact details to book him for their own party!”

Gemma, Wedding in Bath, July 2018

“He was perfect, very approachable and flexible: things were running late and he juggled around his sets for us. Everyone loved his voice and performances which were 2 sets and they were both brilliant. He also DJ'd for us and got the dance-floor buzzing with some classics and even allowed one of the guests to take over and sing a song badly which was great fun to watch! Without hesitation would definitely book again.”

Craig, Wedding in Bournemouth, May 2018

“Andy was an amazing vocalist and brilliant on his guitar. He was very pleasant and his song choices were perfect for my group. He was also good with any song requests we had on the night. We will definitely book him for any future parties!”

Claire, 30th Birthday Party in Sussex, May 2018

“Andy is an exceptionally talented guitarist/vocalist and really got the crowd going. He delivers a powerful performance and is hard to believe it is just one man and a guitar. He used some sort of foot drum which gave us all a beat to dance to and his song selection covered genres and era's to keep everyone happy. Highly reccomended!”

Adam, Corporate Event in London, 2018

“Andy was fantastic, exceptional solo singer and guitarist, who everyone loved and thought was amazing. Friendly, warming to our needs and completed our brilliant day.”

Paul, Wedding, Miskin, October 2017

“Andy's performance at our wedding could not have been more perfect! His sets were exactly as we wanted and his up tempo second set got everybody up and dancing. He made the night so special and has amazing talent. We have been receiving so many positive comments regarding his performance and we would definitely recommend him to anyone whatever their function. Andy was very professional throughout, embraced our country wedding in a barn, playing his set from a make shift stage of straw bales and giving a performance that will be legendary within the village for years to come. I cannot thank him enough!”

Clare, Wedding in Devon, August 2017

“Very very nice guy! Great set.”

Steve, Wedding in Swansea, June 2017

“My bar was empty one night but Kitty's was packed due to people coming in from the street after hearing Andy through the open doors. I have since booked him a regular residency at my place and look forward to a continued profesional relationship.”

James, Cocktail Bar in Cardiff, March 2017

“Andy was a complete professional, he set up quickly with all his kit and I didn't need to do anything - which is ideal when you're party planning. To top it off he hit all the right chords with our guests and his voice was pure quality. With a deliciously warm tone to his vocals everyone (old and young) appreciated his performance. He was also very friendly and accommodating to take on requests. We would without a doubt book him again. For a solo act with a guitar Andy really fills the room - amazing! Thank you.”

Jen, Christmas Party in Kent, December 2016

“Absolutely perfect, Andy was great! We had many guests commenting on how wonderful Andy's vocals were and we couldn't agree more. Our initial act cancelled last minute and Andy managed to squeeze in our wedding, he was just perfect for our pub wedding, thank you so much Andy!”

Nadine & Dan, Wedding in London, June 2016

“Andy performed at our wedding in August 2016 and he was fantastic. His voice and guitar skills are amazing and he blended in well with the crowd. Not only did he play the guitar and sang acoustic songs, but he also doubled as our DJ in the evening. Not only did he play some great songs, he also put up with some awful dance floor tunes! All in all - Andy was great. We had many guests ask us and him directly for his details. We would highly recommend him.”

Anita, Wedding in London, August 2016

“Andy was fantastic. He was very professional prior to the day, keeping in contact where necessary and was very helpful with our song requests. On the day he was both professional and amazing. His voice is fabulous and and DJ skills were on point despite our embarrassing song requests! We've received lots of compliments about Andy and we would highly recommend him to anyone for their event. We would definitely use him again - thank you very much!”

Steven, Wedding in Buckinghamshire, August 2016

“Incredibly satisfied! Andy was great, all guests loved his performance and the songs chosen and we were particularly keen on his version of our first dance. We'd highly recommend him!”

Elena & Oliver, Wedding in London, August 2016

“We got married on 10th October at brownsover hall and Andy performed for us. Just want to say a massive thank you to him, he was amazing. Everyone keeps saying how great he was and how nice it was having him sing our first dance.”

Becky, Wedding in London, October 2015

“Andy exceeded our expectations. He learned our wedding song for the event and performed it flawlessly. His range of music was perfect for the crowd who were equally delighted by his performance. Jim and I can't thank you enough for making our evening so special.”

Dina, Anniversary Party in London, November 2014

“On behalf of ourselves and all of our guests we would like to thank Andy and Function Central for making our evening entertainment so great! Andy's talent is there for all to see with a superb voice and great skill on the guitar. His repertoire was exactly what we had hoped for with a great selection of both older and modern rock, indie and pop. Every guest either commented on the evening or has since told us how impressed they had been with both of Andy's performances and the fact that he also performed our first dance was really the icing on the cake. We have had a couple of enquiries about Andy and function central and have passed your details on with pleasure. Thanks again and cannot wait to have another reason to book you!”

Katie, Wedding in Leicestershire, August 2014

“We really just wanted to say on behalf of our selves and all of our guests a huge thank you for making our evening entertainment so great! Your repertoire was exactly what we had hoped for and as you probably saw went down a storm with everyone there. We would also like to thank you for doing such a great job with our first dance choice. We love that track and you really did make it special for us so thank you very much. Every guest either commented on the evening or has since told us how impressed they had been with you performance and the fact that you also performed our first dance was really the icing on the cake. We have had a couple of enquiries about yourself and have passed your details on with pleasure. Thanks again and cannot wait to have another reason to book you!”

Chris & Katie, Wedding in Warwickshire, August 2014

“We just wanted to thank you for everything you did at our wedding last weekend. You were brilliant and we thought your sets were amazing. And an extra special thank you for learning Tom Odell's song! It meant a lot to us. We were just generally impressed and you were perfect for what we wanted! And thanks for DJ-ing! I know it was a long day for you and not helped by a drunken bride asking for cheesy songs, but everyone has said how great they thought the music was so wanted to let you know!”

Suzanne, Wedding in London, May 2014

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