James Barlow - Wedding Singer, DJ & MC

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Effortless live Singer, DJ & MC covering a wide range of styles. Perfect for your Ceremony, Reception Drinks, Wedding Breakfast or Evening Party. Available throughout most of the UK!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£
Details

PA System
Disco Ball
Noise Limiter Experience
Learn New Songs
Sound Equipment
Disco Lighting
Smoke Machine
Take Requests
MC Available

Primary Instrument(s)

Male Vocals

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician
DJ
Disco
Solo Singer

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Swing / Jive
Reception Music
Acoustic
Ceremony Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Soul / Motown / RnB
Pop / Rock
Jazz
Rat Pack / Swing
Full Description
In the evening, accompanied by his stunning sound and lighting set up, James provides a seamless mix of music. Alongside his live singing, James is a highly experienced DJ, and will ensure all of your guests are on the dance floor whatever their age or music taste. During the daytime, enjoy drinks, inside or outside, accompanied by James’ laid back vocals. Or have him entertain you and your guests during your Wedding Breakfast – by the end of your meal, everyone will be singing along, waving arms in the air and even dancing around the tables! Highly experienced, James has sung at almost 1000 weddings in 49 UK counties!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James Barlow
Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to the world of wedding planning!! Having sung at over 1000 weddings all over the UK, and once being a groom myself, let me know if you have any questions about your wedding music or weddings in general. Look forward to chatting :) James

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2002
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(45)
(45)
Becky and Stuart
Married in December 2019
February 2018
You really got the party started for us all
Thank you James so much for entertaining us and all of our guests at our wedding. You really got the party started for us all and we can't thank you enough. Lots of people have spoken about how amazing you were and no doubt they'll look for your services in the future. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New year. Stuart and Becky
Alison and David
Married in October 2019
February 2018
all we can say is BRILLIANT
James sang at our wedding on Saturday 19th October, all we can say is BRILLIANT, all the guests loved him, superb voice and sounded awesome in church, he entertained us from 12pm to 8pm, fantastic all way through the day. All we can say is a massive thank you to James for coming so far to entertain us which certainly made our day even more special. Thanks David & Alison x
Rebecca and Gavin
Married in September 2019
February 2018
James you are a incredible entertainer and artist
It was a honour and privilege to have you at our wedding yesterday at Bryngarw, James you are a incredible entertainer and artist. All we have had today and yesterday is positive feedback from your day with us from day to night. Soon as you started you had the crowd, families and friends dancing and singing along with you. I would highly recommend you absolutely perfect 110% throughout the special day. Special thanks for singing our first dance song also perfection. Thank you for from both of us. Amazing
Sue and Kevin
Married in August 2019
February 2018
James what a fantastic day, you were superb
What a fabulous entertainer James was - he's enthusiasm, brilliant vocal talent - you couldn't tell the difference between the original songs and James's version - his energy is infectious!!! Exceptional entertainer for an exceptional wedding. my family and I thought you were magnificent. Could not believe how you kept going all day!!! We really, really enjoyed your singing and I loved dancing to all your songs...pure class!!! James what a fantastic day, you were absolutely superb, thanks so much
Sarah and Andrew
Married in August 2019
February 2018
We were blown away with his service in the day
Wow wow wow, what can we say? We first met James over 4 years ago at a wedding fair long before we were engaged, but as soon as we heard him song the 1st song, we both knew straight away we would book James for our special day. He was in fact the 1st supplier we asked about availability and with James and our photographer we would have moved dates if they were not available. From the start James was so professional yet so warm, friendly and approachable. Communication was brilliant all the way through. James feels like a friend to us and not a supplier. We were blown away with his service in the day, he was perfect in every single way. guests loved him. We will definitely book you again James for our next party - you made our day perfect in more ways than one!!! Thank you, Sarah and Andrew McNicholas xxx
Rich and Diane
Married in August 2019
February 2018
James Barlow is exceptional!!
James Barlow is exceptional!! He performed outstandingly throughout our Wedding Breakfast and evening reception at Caerphilly Castle last Sunday. James possesses an amazing skill set. He performed the Master of Ceremonies duty faultlessly with perfect introductions throughout. James strikes the perfect balance in all his songs and has a unique eye for keeping the dance floor busy. His prior planning and arrangements with the Bride and Groom are second to none and he leaves you happy that he has all in order. His energy, professionalism and enthusiasm is of the highest order. Can't thank him enough! We and our guests are still reeling about how wonderful the day was and a massive portion of this is down to James and his tremendous performance. If you are thinking about booking James, stop pondering and book him now. Trust me you will not regret it.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Stafford, Staffordshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Stafford

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 J14

Nearest Train Station

Stafford

Nearest Airport

Birmingham

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (4)

Wedding Ideas Magazine
The Stage Newspaper
Perfect Wedding Magazine
Your Perfect Day Magazone
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

All my weddings are memorable and I see my job as helping making this happen! I want everyone friend and family member with a big smile on their faces singing, dancing and making some amazing memories.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fun, Stylish, Entertaining, Unique, Memorable

What about your business are you most proud of?

Entertaining at over 1000 weddings in 49 UK counties since the age of 19. I like to think I have really make a difference and added something unique to so many weddings.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't sweat the small stuff! Think about what you have remembered and particularly enjoyed from weddings where you were a guest. Think about the experience of the day your guests will take away.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I love it when a bride, groom, friend or family member have a particular skill or talent and are able to incorporate it into the day. I have seen some wonderful homemade table plans, favours and decorations; drawings and paintings; songs or poems written and recited.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Initially I'll send all my package options and prices in an email, but it's great to chat and get to know each other. I do this full time so I'm always at the end of the phone. I also often do video calls and are very happy to meet up in person fairly locally.

What makes a romantic first dance?

A great song and a loved-up coupled is all you need!

What is your number one floor-filler?

Mr Brightside

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Queen

What is the soundtrack to your life?

It's got to be the sound of partying wedding couples and guests, right?