The King Of Swing - Chris James

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Price from: £300

The King of Swing - Chris James is widely regarded across the UK as one of the best crooners around and is an essential addition to any event looking for the best in entertainment.

Choose performances ranging from a One Man Show to a full 17 piece Big Band!

Chris works with some of the best jazz musicians in country, regularly selling out concerts and performing with the very highly regarded, Phil Shotton Big Band.

He studied at the prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, founded by Sir Paul McCartney, and has since then gone on to perform all across the country and abroad for clients such as: Everton Football Club, The Waldorf Hotel, The Mayfair Hotel, BCG Digital ventures, Lockley Homes, Radisson Blu Hotels, Steven Gerrard's - The Vincent Restaurant and Hotel, Saracens RFC, Liverpool John Moores University, Marriott Hotels, Mccarthy and Stone, Alexander James Interior Design, She Network, Southport Rotary Club, to name a few.

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Jane walters

Feb. 15, 2020

Excellent, enjoyed by all there , Chris was a very good performer, with a varied selection of songs

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Cindy barnes

July 13, 2019

Highly recommend this singer , professional , patient and all around great guy

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Dolores Watkins

June 15, 2019

Chris was superb! We thoroughly enjoyed his performance. Thank you so much.

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Nina Goswami

May 25, 2019

Chris is a fantastic singer and he judged his performance just right for the audience for my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Our guests ranged from children to elders so he sang a brilliant mix of Rat Pack, Jazz, Swing, Elvis and modern songs.
On the day, and since, our guests have been telling us how great Chris was. We highly recommend him. Thanks Chris for making the event a special one.

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lucy perry

Jan. 19, 2019

Chris was amazing. He came to perform at my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary and everyone loved him, even the dog!! Have already booked him again

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Natalie

Oct. 6, 2018

What a fabulous singer and entertainer. Chris James did not disappoint. He put on a brilliant show. Highly recommended. We all had a great night!! Thank you.

Services From The King Of Swing - Chris James

The King Of Swing - Chris James
(19)

King Of Swing - Jazz Duo - 1.5 Hours

Chris will perform 1hr 30mins of jazz standards and swing classics accompanied by a pianist or guitarist depending on your preference. Sets will include an excellent selection of the finest jazz standards as sung by the legends of the genre such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. Sets can be tailored to suit requirements and Chris can also learn one song free of charge if desired. Chris and your selected musician will arrive to your event and set up when necessary (usually before guests arrive provided this is within reason). They will then perform the agreed number of sets with breaks and background music in between. This is the perfect package for any wedding reception, corporate event or dinner party looking for a classy touch with that authentic jazz feel. If you want a real smooth atmosphere with gorgeous jazz sounds then this is the one for you.
From: £900 per event
The King Of Swing - Chris James
(19)

King of Swing - Postmodern Jukebox Show - 2 Hours

Based on your description and your budget I think this package would be perfect for you. Myself and my 5 piece post-modern juke box band play a set list of all the best hits from down the years but with a jazzy twist with songs like 'Get Lucky', 'Happy', 'Seven Nation Army', 'Uptown Funk', 'Crazy' and many more. We also can include many of the old swing classics from Sinatra, Dean Martin and others depending on the mood of the event. This fusion of a classy jazz style with modern songs is sure to provide every guest at your event with music they will recognise and enjoy. This quote is for any number of sets equalling 2 hours of music eg 2 X 60mins with normally a good few encores at the end as well. I can also provide background music in between and before sets and we have all of our own sound equipment which we would be happy to bring. This band really makes for a fantastic evening of entertainment and offers something different. Kind Regards, Chris
From: £1900 per event
The King Of Swing - Chris James
(19)

King of Swing - One Man Show - 1 Hour

1hr performance including all the greatest hits from the swing era as sung by legends such as Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Perry Como and more. Chris will sing with only the absolute best quality backing tracks, some of which are unique having recorded them with his own full 17 piece Big Band. Chris can arrive and set up when necessary (usually before guests begin to arrive provided this is within reason). He will then perform a 1hr set or if you choose this can be split into 2 x 30min sets with a break in between, the length of which is negotiable depending on needs. The set list can be tailored to suit varying requirements and atmospheres. This package will add a relaxed classy touch to any wedding reception or party, a must have for your event!
From: £295 per event
The King Of Swing - Chris James
(19)

King Of Swing - The Chris James Quintet - 2 Hours

Up to 2hrs performance from Chris and his amazing vintage jazz band. The band includes drums, double bass, piano and saxophone. The 2hrs can be split into either 2 x 60mins or 4 x 30mins sets depending on your requirements. Sets consist of all the greatest jazz standards and swing hits by legends such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and many more. Sets can be tailored to suit varying atmospheres and requirements. Chris and the band will arrive to your event and set up when necessary (usually before guests arrive provided this is within reason). They will then perform the agreed number of sets with breaks and background music in between. Add some vintage style and a touch of class to your event with that authentic jazz sound. Whether you want to really get the party going or create that relaxed jazzy vibe this is the perfect package for your occasion. Book now!
From: £1750 per event
The King Of Swing - Chris James
(19)

King of Swing - The Chris James Quartet - 2 Hours

Up to 2hrs performance from Chris and his amazing vintage jazz band. The band includes drums, double bass and either piano or guitar depending on your preference. The 2hrs can be split into either 2 x 60mins or 4 x 30mins sets depending on your requirements. Sets consist of all the greatest jazz standards and swing hits by legends such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and many more. Sets can be tailored to suit varying atmospheres and requirements. Chris and the band will arrive to your event and set up when necessary (usually before guests arrive provided this is within reason). They will then perform the agreed number of sets with breaks and background music in between. This is an ideal package for any event in need of some vintage style and a classy atmosphere with that authentic jazz sound. Book now!
From: £1250 per event
The King Of Swing - Chris James
(19)

King Of Swing - One Man Show - 2 x 45 Minutes

2 x 45 min sets including all the greatest hits from the swing era as sung by legends such as Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Perry Como and more. Chris will sing with only the absolute best quality backing tracks, some of which are unique having recorded them with his own full 17 piece Big Band. Chris can arrive and set up when necessary (usually before guests begin to arrive provided this is within reason). He will then perform a first set of 45mins followed by a break, the length of which is negotiable depending on needs. After the break Chris will continue with the remaining 45mins followed by encores and a few extras if requested, free of charge. The set list can be tailored to suit varying requirements and atmospheres. Whether you want a dazzling night of entertainment that will get everyone up dancing at your party or a relaxed classy touch to a wedding reception this is the package for you!
From: £375 per event
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FAQs

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Headlining a sold out theatre tour with a 17 piece Big Band performing in prestigious venues such as the Crewe Lyceum, Southport Theatre and Theatre Clwyd.

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    Over 10 years experience in music and performance, trained at prestigious LIPA founded by Paul McCartney, comes with some of the best jazz musicians in the country, can sing most anything to a top class standard from Swing to Modern Day floor fillers.

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Corporate Events, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Anniversaries, Hotels, Restaurants, Jazz clubs, Christmas Parties, Golf Clubs e.t.c

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Everton Football Club, The Waldorf Hotel, The Mayfair Hotel, BCG Digital ventures, Lockley Homes, Radisson Blu Hotels, Steven Gerrard's - The Vincent Restaurant and Hotel, Saracens RFC, Liverpool John Moores University, Marriott Hotels, Mccarthy and Stone, Alexander James Interior Design, She Network, Southport Rotary Club, to name a few.

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    BACS Transfer or Cash on day of performance

  • How long do you play for?

    Performance sets and times vary depending on requirements: Most Popular: 2 x 45min sets, 1 x 60min sets Other formats: 2 x 60min sets, 4 x 30min sets, 2 x 30 min sets

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    A new top of the range P.A system. No lighting provided.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    Yes

  • How much space do you require?

    Varies depending on format - Solo, Quartet, Big Band e.t.c

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    Yes, if desired, Chris can learn and perform a special song free of charge with bookings of 90mins or more.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    Normally 1 break of around 15mins but can vary depending on the requirements or format of the show.

Set List/Services

Offering a wide range of shows to suit all requirements: Corporate Events, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Hotel and Restaurant.

Format varies from a One Man Show to a full 17 piece Big Band and everything in between.

Set list includes all the best songs from the legendary crooners such as Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Perry Como and more.

Sure to kick any party into gear repertoire also includes many Rock n Roll tunes from the greats such as Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and others + modern songs from artists like Bruno Mars, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake.