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Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park

Looking for something to do this Friday? Come and see us performing in the Plate Restaurant, Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park.  Three course dinner and live entertainment for only £35

With our vocalist Laura Adams we'll be presenting a selection of timeless classics from Etta James and Frank Sinatra to Adele and Michael Buble.  Sit back and enjoy the music or join us on the dance floor.

Drinks from 6.30pm, live music from at 8.00pm on: 20th June, 5th September & 17th October 2014.  Reservations: 0191 2364111  See us performing on our Youtube site.

Christmas Party Nights

Join us for your Christmas Party this festive season at the region's top venues.  Please contact the events team for more information and to find out which dates still have some availability:

Jesmond Dene House

Seaham Hall

Beamish Hall

Marriott Gosforth Park

Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park

We're delighted to announce our new residency performing in the Plate Restaurant, Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park throughout 2014.

With our vocalist Laura Adams we'll be presenting a selection of timeless classics from Etta James and Frank Sinatra to Adele and Michael Buble.  Sit back and enjoy the music or join us on the dancefloor.

Three Course Meal, live entertainment and dancing from £35. Drinks from 6.30pm, live music from at 9.00pm on 14th Feb, 12th April, 20th June, 5th September & 17th October 2014

Contact the hotel for reservations: 0191 2364111 See us performing on Youtube.

Festive Suppers at Jesmond Dene House

The Paul James Band featuring Laura Adams will be performing once again at Jesmond Dene House on the 12th and 19th December.  Swing into Christmas with classics such as 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', 'Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)' and 'White Christmas'. 

Enjoy the three-course menu and festive music in the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of the Great Hall for £46.50.

Please contact the events team to book the last few remaining tables:  0191 2123000

Another Great Night with Joe McElderry

Last weekend we had the pleasure of once again working with Joe McElderry.  Joe, winner of XFactor and Popstar to Opera Star, gave another incredible performance and brought the house down with 'Nessun Dorma'.  Great voice and thoroughly nice bloke!  To see pictures of The Lord Mayor's Civic Ball with Joe McElderry and The Paul James Band please visit our FaceBook page.

"Thanks you so much for performing at The Civic Ball - we have received so much positive feedback that it was the best yet!!  Look forward to seeing you next year.  Many thanks, Julie (Event Coordinator)"

Summer Sax

All the very best to Rachel & Jack who booked us to perform at their wedding on Saturday at Jesmond Dene House.

When the sun came out our sax player Graham headed for the garden to entertain guests.

Glorious Sunshine, fantastic setting, beautiful garden and live sax to set the mood.  With predictions of a heatwave for July and temperatures set to hit 32C it looks like summer has finally arrived.

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

"Thanks for the music it's been brilliant!"  Rachel & Jack, Jesmond Dene House, 25th May 2013

Alan Shearer joins The Paul James Band

Thanks to the committed staff and supporters of The Alan Shearer Foundation for a truly memorable night last Friday at The Gateshead Hilton.  Joe McElderry opened the evening with a fantastic performance then guests were treated to an incredible set from Ronan Keating and his band.  Later in the evening we were completely surprised and honoured when Footballing Legend Alan Shearer accepted an invitation from the DJ to join The Paul James Band on stage.  As well as being one of our nation's top sporting personalities and a tireless charity fundraiser, Alan is also a competent vocalist and raised the roof with his performance of 'All Night Long'.  To find out more about Alan's charity or make a donation visit:

To see more pictures of the event please visit 'The Paul James Band' on Facebook

"The North East's Best Live Band!" Mike Browne, St Cuthbert's Care & Alan Shearer Foundation Patron

"Thanks for playing at the Ball again Paul, you guys are fantastic."  Alan Shearer

The Paul James Band featuring Glen Roughead on Vocals

Venue:  The Live Theatre

Date:  23 August 2013

Box Office:  0191 2321232


Tickets:  £20

Our featured vocalist Glen Roughead is a talented young swing singer with a charismatic personality and passion for performing.  Having entertained at Wayne & Coleen Rooney's wedding, Glen now performs around the UK; his clients including Premiership and International football celebrities.

"Unbelievable!"  Wayne Rooney                       "Amazing talent!"  Michael Carrick

Christmas Party Nights at Rockliffe Hall & Gateshead Hilton

For the last two years we have been booked by Rockliffe Hall and The Gateshead Hilton as the resident band to play at their Christmas Party Nights. 

We'd like to say a big Thankyou to the guests who filled the dancefloor and the friendly and helpful staff who helped to make the residencies so enjoyable.

We've posted pictures from the events on our Facebook page.

The Alan Shearer Foundation Holly Ball

We are delighted to have been chosen once again to perform at the most illustrious charity ball in the region for the Legendary Alan Shearer.  The event is to be held at the Gateshead Hilton on 30th November 2012 raising money for

This event is now 'Sold Out'.

Thank You

A huge Thank You to everyone who booked us in 2012.  A massive thanks also for all of the lovely letters and comments written on our FaceBook page and for the pictures you've sent us.  It's much appreciated.

All the best for 2013!

Wynyard Hall Christmas Party Nights

The Paul James Swing Band are performing at Wynyard Hall on 13th & 19th December 2012, 7.00pm - 1.00am

Enjoy a reception drink, delicious four course dinner and dance the night away to a set of Rat Pack, Swing and Michael Buble Classics!

£25 per person exclusive offer to The Paul James Band news subscribers, friends and guests - please quote this offer when you book.

Wynyard Hall Hotel and Spa TS22 5NF      01740 665414

The Paul James Big Band at Miss Sunderland 2012

Thanks to Simon Robertson for a great night at the Miss Sunderland Final on 10th June.  The 12-Piece Big Band, featuring our Fuego Latino percussion and horn section, was booked to perform for the event at Rainton Arena in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The band was fronted by our friend Steve Walls and provided a selection of classic Latin hits including 'Smooth', 'Livin' La Vida Loca' and 'All Night Long'.

"Thanks for a great night... the music was fantastic and we've had loads of really nice comments from the guests."  Simon Robertson, Host & Director of Miss Sunderland

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Newcastle

Opening June 2012, The MPW Steakhouse Bar & Grill offers it's customers an ultra-modern dining experience.

In a perfect accompaniment to the luxury Hotel Indigo Newcastle, Marco Pierre White, the Godfather of modern cookery, will launch his first ever North East restaurant and The Paul James Band will be providing the music!

Our Trio and solo musicians will be performing on:  1st, 2nd, 3rd & 17th June and 13th, 19th & 29th July.  Our Trio will then be in residence for a Jazz Lunch on the last Sunday of every month.

Please visit the venue's website for more information:

Summer Dance at Ellingham Hall - Sat 14th July 2012

A special summer event is to be hosted on Sat 14th July at the stunning country mansion Ellingham Hall and The Paul James Band have been invited to perform.

* Champagne Reception

* Live Music/Dancing

* Hog Roast

* Raffle

All proceeds to Leukaemia Research.    Dress code: open collar & cocktail dress     £25 per person     Contact Hannah on 07717 701736 / 01665 568118

A 'Night To Remember' for a Very Memorable Knight

A fantastic night at Rainton Meadows Arena with Bobby Davro, Martin O'Neil and Ron Atkinson in support of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation - which has raised a staggering £4 million to date:

"Thank you very much, we had a fab evening and The Paul James Band made the evening even more special.  I look forward to working with you in the near future." Karol (event organiser), May 2012

Professor Sir John Burn on Drums!

We were recently invited to perform at an event for some of the world's leading Geneticists at The Gateshead Hilton and were delighted when Professor Sir John Burn, internationally renowned academic and keen drummer, agreed to join us on stage.  Sir John did a fantastic job playing three of the numbers in our set and guests were duly impressed with his performance which 'brought the house down'!

"The Paul James Band performed for our international conference dinner at The Hilton in March 2012 and were a knockout.  They were true professionals - stylish, composed and adaptable, yet also displayed a real enthusiasm for their performance and engaged beautifully with the crowd.  Their song choice was spot on and we were all disappointed when the evening came to an end.  They really did us proud."   Professor Sir John Burn, Newcastle University

Residency at Rockliffe Hall 2012

We are delighted to announce that our residency at Rockliffe Hall Luxury Golf & Spa Resort continues throughout 2012 starting on Sunday 1st April.

"Join us once a month for a spectacular Sunday evening of Jazz music and great food.  Hosted in The Grassholme Suite in the beautiful Clubhouse, and with hours of music to enjoy, this relaxing evening is sure to put a swing in your step!   Our Jazz Nights include a beautiful meal in The Clubhouse, and entertainment from the fantastic Paul James Trio."

£32.50 per person

To find out more or make a reservation please call the Events team on 01325 729999 or e-mail

The Paul James Band featuring Laura Adams & Guitarist Phil Hudson, 30th March at Jesmond Dene House

Since being awarded 'European Young Soloist of the Year' Phil has gone on to tour and record with a host of names including Tina Turner, Beverley Craven, Mica Paris, Geri Halliwell, Omar and Blue.  After a busy year working with The Lighthouse Family and Heaven 17, Phil returns to reunite with his friends once again as guest soloist in The Paul James Band with a programme of Latin & Jazz standards.

We are delighted to announce that Phil will be performing with us on an increasing number of engagements throughout 2012.

Music from Ceremony to The Small Hours for Heather & Steven

When Heather and Steven booked their wedding at Wynyard Hall last year they contacted us immediately to organise a full range of live music for the day and night.  We worked closely with Heather to provide the right music for her ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening do:

"You were amazing and your pianist was excellent playing for our ceremony!  We've had an absolutely fantastic day and night, thank you so much.  We will be sure to recommend you."  Heather, Wynyard Hall 1st August 2011

Guests filled the dancefloor to our selection of classic and modern dance hits including Jessie J, Rihanna, Cee Lo Green and Florence and The Machine.

Contact us to discuss your event now!

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