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Geordie Latinos Salsa Band

Members of The Paul James Band are delighted to be reunited with the renowned Salsa Band 'The Geordie Latinos' featuring Newcastle United Legend Nobby Solano on Trumpet.  

We're performing at St James' Park before the match on Sunday 22nd May and then later in Shearer's Bar.

We're also performing at one of the region's most popular events - 'The House Party' with Shaun Ryder and The Happy Mondays headlining the bill on Sunday 29th May.

Tickets from the venue: 1 The Close, Quayside, Newcastle

0191 2301813

Union Club, Soho

It was great to work once again with Rick Locklan, one of London's top session musicians, at a wedding in the capital last weekend.

Ian and Anna, the Happy Couple, had seen us perform at a friend's wedding in Newcastle and invited us to provide the music for their own celebration in a private members club in the city centre. The dance floor was full most of the evening and Ian and Anna were delighted with our performance.

Sunshine Fund Ball, Gosforth Park Marriott October 2010

Thanks to Caroll, Pam Royle and the team for another great night at the Sunflower Ball.

"Hi Paul, thank you for helping to make the Ball a fab night again the atmosphere was amazing and we raised over £22k net on the evening so we were delighted, plus we have received some really good feedback. We have provisionally booked the Gosforth Park Marriott again for 14th October so would be grateful if we could book you too. Thanks again and best wishes, Caroll"

Christmas Lunch at Jesmond Dene House

Graham performing Piano and Solo Sax once again at Jesmond Dene House.

Residency at Jesmond Dene House

The band are delighted to continue their residency in to 2011 at the region's top boutique hotel; Jesmond Dene House performing a series of themed nights at the venue's renowned 'Jazz Supper'. The band recently performed a programme of Latin Jazz and were joined by two of the UK's leading percussionists; Carlos 'El Tipo' and Marco Solano.

"Every month, on a Friday evening, the Great Hall is turned into a laid-back little supper club, where diners are entertained by some of the region's finest jazz musicians. The band play everything from swing to blues, and Latin American to classic standards, during a three-course, bistro-style supper and guests can chill out to the sounds or, if the tempo suits, can strut their stuff on the dance floor."
Newcastle Journal, September 2010

"Thanks for a great night, I have once again received excellent feedback from our guests and General Manager!"
Muriel Vanel, Special Events Manager, Jesmond Dene House

Dates of forthcoming public events and details of how to book can be found at and

New Websites

Paul James Music  – For Your Wedding:

Paul James Events  – The Best of Corporate Entertainment:

Our new websites providing music for Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events and Themed Party Nights are now firmly established.  Please visit to see sample entertainment programmes, videos, pictures and ideas for your event.

Evening of Dance with Anton du Beke

The band had the pleasure of performing with Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke and his dance partner Erin Boag at Newcastle Civic Centre for an evening of dance. The event sold-out as soon as tickets were released and a return visit by the TV celebrity is planned for next year.

"Your band played beautifully and your singer has a lovely voice. Thanks for a great night!' Anton du Beke, 'Strictly Come Dancing'"
Newcastle Civic Centre

Christmas Party Nights at Rockliffe Hall

The Paul James Band are delighted to be performing as the resident band this Christmas at the prestigious 5* Rockliffe Hall Hotel near Darlington.

Having performed at the venue’s grand opening for Spa members the band will be providing music and entertainment at the Christmas Party Nights every weekend throughout December 2010.  Please email

or call 01325 722221 to reserve a table.

'Preferred Supplier'

The Paul James Band are proud to be recommended by a host of the region’s top venues as a ‘Preferred Supplier’ of Music and Entertainment.

The Band have extensive experience of working with events teams in the north’s most prestigious venues and are now recommended by staff to their clients as a professional outfit who have been ‘tried and tested’.  Venues who recommend us and list us on their website include; Rockliffe Hall, Jesmond Dene House, Beamish Hall, Wynyard Hall, Matfen Hall, Seaham Hall, Dissington Hall, Eshott Hall, Durham Castle, Mansion House and many others.

Wynyard Hall

Thanks to the staff at Wynyard Hall for making us feel so welcome throughout our Christmas Residency.  The party nights were a great success and we look forward to performing there again throughout the year for our wedding clients.  Many of our recent videos were filmed at this magnificent venue with the support of the friendly and accommodating staff.

St Cuthbert's Care

A big thank you to the staff and patrons of St Cuthbert's Care who welcomed us back for our 6th year of performing at their prestigious Corporate Ball at the Gateshaed Hilton Hotel. It was a pleasure to perform once again to over 400 guests at the sell-out event which is held each February. The high point of the evening was a presentation to Sir Bobby Robson from Alan Shearer for his support and commitment to the charity.

Visit: or call (0191) 228 0111 for more information and details of future events.

Christmas at Dissington Hall

The band is delighted to be a part of the festive celebrations at Dissington Hall once again this year!

On Friday 26th November 2010 the band will be performing at the fabulous 'Fire Ball' - where guests will enjoy cocktail Reception and delicious three course meal in the sumptuous setting of this magnificent Georgian Mansion.

Please contact the venue for bookings and information: call 01661 886 063 or visit the website for more details

The Paul James Band and Matthew J Dowden

The Paul James Band have teamed up with International award-winning Magician Matthew J Dowden and a range of top professional event suppliers to present an ever popular Bond Themed evening, combining Magic, Music, Casinos and Bond Girls!  For more information, ideas and demos visit

Geordie Latinos and Fuego Latino

Members of The Paul James Band performed for five years with the highly acclaimed Salsa band - 'Geordie Latinos'. When founder member Nobby Solano left Newcastle United the BBC1 documentary 'Inside Out' featured both bands including live performances and interviews.  Members of the Geordie Latinos and The Paul James Band have now come together once again as ‘Fuego Latino’ performing an exciting and dynamic set of Salsa favourites – from traditional to modern.

“The guys in The Paul James Band are outstanding, professional musicians and I’ve really enjoyed working with them.”
Nolberto Solano

For more information on Fuego Latino, the North's hottest Salsa Band, visit their new webpage or email Paul James. See Fixagig and local press for gig listings.

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