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'Sisters Of Swing' Show at Sea

Thanks to the lovely staff, passengers and crew with whom we had the pleasure of sailing with on board P&O's Oriana Cruise Ship.  More pictures on our FaceBook and Twitter pages.

Sage Gateshead, 1st December 2016

After the recent success of our show at the Live Theatre, we’re very much looking forward to our next Great American Songbook show in December.

This time we’re at the prestigious Sage Gateshead and are made-up that in the first few days of the tickets going on sale already 100 have been sold.

Laura Adams with our 8-Piece Band + special guests pay tribute to the ladies who left a legacy of great swing music.     (0191) 4434661

Sell-Out Live Theatre Show

We’ve been overwhelmed by the support and kind words sent to us after our recent show at the Live Theatre.

To have so many people come along from as far as Aberdeen, Dundee and Northampton and finish the evening with a standing ovation made this a magical night for us and raised a considerable amount for a great cause.  THANK YOU!

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Happy New Year & Thanks!

A big thank you to the events teams at Rockliffe Hall, Marco Pierre White Newcastle, Marriott Gateshead, Jurys Inn, the Vermont Hotel, Jesmond Dene House and Marriott Sunderland who booked us for their Christmas parties in December 2015.

Thanks also to the many clients and companies who booked us to perform at their wedding, party and corporate event throughout 2015.

We're looking forward to an exciting 2016 and wish everyone a peaceful, prosperous and very happy New Year.


8-Piece Band at The Live Theatre - SOLD OUT

Our Swing Show at The Live Theatre on 18th March 2016 has sold out so quickly that we've booked another date at the venue later in the year.  Tickets for our next show on 7th December 2016 will go on sale very soon.

Watch this space for details or contact the Live Theatre, Newcastle Quayside.  With stunning vocals from Laura Adams, a fantastic 8-Piece band and special guests joining us this will be another great night of classic swing music.

Book online at or call the box office on 0191 2321232

Ellen Timney Foundation Ball at Hardwick Hall

"Thank you for a great night at the Ellen Timney Foundation charity ball. The dance floor was full all night and we managed to raise lots of money too. xx"   Jane Morgan, Trustee, October 2015

Performing For Marco

We've had the great pleasure of performing for the legendary Marco Pierre White on numerous occasions.  He always takes time to have a chat with us and ask us what we've been doing.  On this most recent visit to his restaurant in Newcastle he even added us to his ‘Graffiti-Table Cloth’ which was auctioned for charity.
“Great music and great choice of songs; I love The Paul James Trio.” Marco Pierre White, October 2015

See us performing at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse most Sunday nights from 7 - 10pm

Lord Mayor's Civic Ball 2015

Thanks to the Lord Mayor and Events Team led by Julie at South Tyneside Council for inviting us to perform at The Lord Mayor's Annual Civic Ball; our 5th year at this prestigious event.

Our sax player provided sophisticated background music for arrival drinks then after dinner we performed for dancing; openning with a special request which we'd added to our repertoire for the Lord Mayor.  Visit our Facebook page for more info and pics.

"Thanks Paul, another great night!  Look forward to seeing you next year."  Julie, Events Team, South Tyneside.


That's right, he will be gracing us with his presence in this wonderful city in October!!
We're delighted to be perfroming once again at this prestigious event at Hotel Indigo, Newcastle.

If you can't get tickets we also play most Sunday nights at this terrific venue: 

For further details contact 0191 300 9222

Excellence Awards 2015

Thanks to Chief Constable Sue Sim, Claire and the team at Northumbria Police for inviting us to perform once again at The Northumbria Police Excellence Awards.

Every year it's inspiring to hear the stories of the nominees and winners who give so much in exercising and going beyond their duty to keep us safe.  Visit our Facebook page for more pics from this event.

"Dear Paul, On behalf of Northumbria Police could you please pass on my sincere thanks to The Paul James Band for the entertainment provided during the Excellence Awards 2015.  They really helped make the evening the tremendous success that it was.  Thank you again.  Yours sincerely, Sue Sim QPM, DL, Chief Constable."

2015 Residency at Marco's

We're looking forward to performing most Sunday nights from 7.00 - 10.00pm at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse at Hotel Indigo, Newcastle.  The award-winning 100-seater restaurant and bar with a great atmosphere, amazing food and friendly staff is now one of the most popular venues in the region and is regularly fully booked. 

We'll be playing some 'un-plugged' pop songs and standards including songs by John Legend, Emilie Sande and Ella Fitzgerald - sometimes as a trio and sometimes our solo guitar/vocalist.

To reserve a table or find out more call 0191 3009222 or visit

The Sage Gateshead, 5th July 2015

"When a group of friends who have sold out concerts and award winning comedy shows decide to have a party on stage you get something special!"

Join us once again with our 12-Piece Band, Glen and the stars from the BBC2 hit comedy show Hebburn - Jason Cook, Steffen Peddie & Neil Grainger - at The Sage Gateshead on 5th July at 8pm for another unforgettable evening of music and comedy. 

Tickets will sell out fast for this event.  Ticket Office:0191 4434661   £22.50   £20.50   (includes £1.50 handling fee) 

Summer Sax - Great Value Wedding Packages

We provide music to make your wedding, party or corporate event a very special occasion - both day AND night.

Check out our great value entertainment packages which include music for your wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast as well as the north's leading party band for your evening do.

Visit our solo sax page to hear Graham's demos:

Call 07711 140805 or email to get a quote for your tailor-made wedding entertainment package from Summer Sax in the garden to a party on the dance floor 'til the small hours.

Massive Thanks To Everyone Who Booked Us In 2014!

2014 was the busiest year we've had so far and we'd like to thank everyone who booked us and invited us to be a part of their event.

We look forward to continuing to provide quality live music for our clients in 2015 and beyond.  We were delighted to be booked once again by the following venues for their Christmas Parties last month: Beamish Hall, Matfen Hall, Jesmond Dene House, Gosforth Park Marriott, Marco Pierre White's, St Bees School and Catterick Garrison.

To see more pictures from our recent events and find out more about what we do visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Masquerade Ball at Rockliffe Hall

Join us on 22nd November 2014 to celebrate 5 years of Rockliffe Hall!  Be welcomed with a Perrier Jouet drinks recepion and canapes, while you listen to the smooth tones of the saxophonist in the background.  Then enjoy a dazzling four-course dinner and dance the night away to The Paul James Band and a disco into the small hours.  Dress to impress in your best suits or dresses and don't forget your mask...

Saturday 22nd November 2014     Arrive from 7pm, dinner at 8pm    £80 per person

Contact the Rockliffe Hall Reservations Team on 01325729999       email

Swing For Parkinson's at Newcastle City Hall

After the success of our gigs with Glen at The Sage Gateshead earlier in the year, we are delighted to be accompanying him once again and this time with our 11-Piece Big Band in the iconic Newcastle City Hall in aid of Parkinson's UK.  Tickets: £20 & £25 from the box office 0191 2778030.

Wed 19th November, 7.30pm

What have we been up to?

2014 has been an exceptionally busy year for us to date with lots of weddings, parties, corporate events and a cruise on board P&O's luxury liner Arcadia.  To find out more about what we've been doing and read current reviews posted by our clients please visit 'The Paul James Band' on Facebook.  To see where we are performing in the next few months, including The Gosforth Park Marriott, Marco Pierre White's, Beamish Hall, Rainton Arena, The Sage Gateshead and Newcastle City Hall, please see our 'Upcoming Public Performances' section (above) and click on the link to Fixagig for details and more dates.

£200,000 Raised for the Alan Shearer Foundation

We were honoured to be invited to perform once again this year at The Alan Shearer Foundation Ball.  Guests at the most lavish event in the region were treated to an explosive set from the incredible Olly Murs and his band followed by dancing to The Paul James Band.  We were delighted when Hollie, Alan's daughter, then Alan joined us on stage at the end of the evening.  Thanks to the tireless fundraising of the team at St Cuthbert's Care and The Alan Shearer Foundation and the generosity of Alan and his family and friends, over £200,000 was raised on the night to support disability in the North East.  For more information visit and to see pictures from the party visit our facebook page.

Party Band Featuring Male & Female Lead Vocals

The Paul James Band is now available with both male and female lead vocals; giving you over 600 songs to choose from for your event.

Call 07711 140805 or email to find out last minute availability for 2014 and early booking offers for 2015.

Contact us to discuss your event now!

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