ABOUT

 

 

Pat James is a solo singing act with around 28 years experience, using high quality backing tracks produced by many talented musicians together with Rythm Guitar at some suitable venues. A member of The Alliance of Musicians and Performers,  Pat has ensured that he is the holder of Public Liability Insurance which can be an added comfort to those who may be concerned about the unexpected. His repertoire is mainly Country and Sixties Music faithfully reproducing the sound of such acts as Jim Reeves, Don Williams, Charlie Rich and from the present, Charlie Landsborough and Raymond Froggatt. 

From the 60's, hits from Legends such as Billy Fury, Elvis, Cliff, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. Famous songs from bands such as The Searchers, The Hollies, The Applejacks and the Beatles are regularly belted out by Pat during an evening of nostalgia. 

An audience of around 700 people is Pat’s largest venue to date, playing support to Brendan Shine and his band at Lowestoft.

The highlight so far has got to be playing a support role in a local Club to giants of the sixties The Searchers and The Tremeloes. Pat is increasingly being booked for Country Music events and in July 2007 and again in 2011 performed at The Debenham Music Festival. Also booked for Debenham 2013

Whilst Pat is striving to improve his Guitar skills, it is undoubtably his vocal talents which are bringing success. Being a teenager during the sixties of course, provided such wonderful role models to follow.

Occasionally being hired as a duo act with local singer Clive Paul,  harmonic hits from The Everley brothers, Peter and Gordon and The Mavericks form part of the evening’s entertainment.

Billy Fury was one of Pat’s singing idols during the sixties and as such, Pat has produced a CD in Tribute to Billy.   Other CD productions have followed and form part of an impressive discography

When performing Country or Irish type numbers, Pat’s style has been compared to that of Irish singing star Daniel O’Donnell. When Pat is not gigging at Clubs, events or private parties, he is now often booked to provide entertainment for many local care homes, sheltered housing schemes and residential homes.  The older folks love to hear the unforgettable ballads of Jim Reeves and Don Williams, but some do like a few Rock n Roll numbers thrown into the mix. Groovy senior citizens as they are known.

Pat uses the latest in stage audio equipment produced by manufacturers such as Bose, Roland,  Dynacord and Shure to produce a smooth, high quality sound. Additional reinforcement speakers and amplifiers are available to cater for larger venues. Subtle mood lighting is also available if required.