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Jim the Caricaturist

One entertainer much in demand is Jim, the caricaturist who, as well as preparing studio portraits from photographs for books, magazines, calendars and special presentations is also one of only a handful of caricaturists who love to work live, inviting onlookers to watch the progress of his amusing portraits over his shoulder - an ideal way of Drawing a Crowd!

In addition to performing at Royal Command for His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei, he has worked on TV, in hotels and restaurants, exhibition halls and museums, golf courses and race courses, ballrooms and river boats, a castle and Dickens & Jones' shop window in Regent Street!

Don't believe Jim when he tells you that his life as one of the country's most successful quick-draw caricature artists is a bed of roses.

Even though he has recently worked at the beautiful Blackheath Golf Club, the historic Assembly Rooms in Bath, on board the sumptuous Silver Sturgeon, on Brighton Pier, at Ascot and on the magnificent Monkey Island, for Jim life has both its UPS (for instance working on the 17th floor Penthouse Suite of New Zealand House which commands the best possible view of central London) and DOWNS (deep down in the capitals sewers!).

Jim was booked by Metro Rod to "draw a crowd" to their stand for three days at Olympia. They have already rebooked him for the next year and between times employed him to entertain a group partaking of a Sewer Walk at the Thames Water Bow Depot.

In the coming few weeks Jim will be performing on the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious before driving up to the Silverstone Circuit to entertain guests at the British Grand Prix - not with his driving you understand, but with his pen. He then flies off for a job on the Isle of Man returning to take part in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary and a Medieval Ball working in full fancy dress.

Jim now offers an additional service to clients - a masterclass workshop. Using his vast experience as a teacher, he outlines the history of caricature with examples and demonstrates his skills "talking through" his methods as he draws. In no time he has everyone drawing portraits of those around them with great hoots of laughter. The session finishes with a Question and Answer opportunity before each person is sent off clutching their drawings and a keepsake specially prepared by Jim.

If you are already a household name, you are probably already on Jim's client list. If you are not, you could be...

Previous clients include: HM Sultan of Brunei, BBC, ITV, Greater London Radio, Lloyds Bank, Natwest Bank, Barclays Bank, BP, Stock Exchange, St. Hildas College Oxford, P&O, Hamburgische Landesbank, Hewlett Packard, Cafe Royal, Lanesborough, Spit Bank Fort, Langham, Kempton Park, Olympia, Earls Court, Business Design Centre, Yves St Laurent, Oracle, Anglian Water, Price Waterhouse, RTZ, Superdrug, Hon. Artillery Company, Vogue, Fenwicks, Dickens and Jones, Four Seasons, City Brewery, Hampshire Police, Guildford Police, National Provincial, American Express, Greenwich Naval College, Johnson Wax, Somerfield, Zurich Insurance, Racal, Southampton Univercity, Guildford University, Channel TV, The Dorchester, Savoy, Claridges, Cartier, Range Rover, IBM, Esso, Shell, Elf, Mobil, Marriott Group, Forte Group, DeVere Group, NEC, Moor Park Golf Club, Vauxhall, Seat, Toyota, Honda, Madame Tussauds, BT Tower, Mercury, Rugby Cement, Yoplait, Goodwood, SWEB, Lloyds Building, London Zoo, Calor Gas, Cheltenham Hunt Ball, Rothmans, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Cafe, Rank Zerox, Wilson Sports, Boots the Chemist, Compleat Angler, Whitbread, Baltic Exchanges, Sandhurst, Henley Royal Regatta, Mossimanns, Quaglinos, Zeneca, Estee Lauder, Kellog, Direct Line, MFI, McDonalds, Mars, Pearl Insurance, Tesco, Texaco, Virgin, Eurostar Channel Link to Brussels, Bateaux Mouches on the Seine, Trianon Palace Hotel at Versailles, EMI, Thorn, Citroen, Laura Ashley, John Lewis, Royal Navy, RAF, Royal Marines, US Navy, Glaxco, Microsoft, Allied Dunbar, Chase DeVere, Oddbins, Thresher, United Distillers, Arthur Anderson, Hilton Group, Orient Express, Cunard, RIBA, Pfitzer, SmithKlien, Bayer, ICI, British Airways, Hurlingham Club, British Gas, Silverstone Circuit, Roof Gardens, Taylor Walker, Carlsberg, Grosvenor House, Grenadier Guards, Science Museum, V & A, Natural History Museum, Lord & Lady Cadogan, Middle Temple, Lincolns Inn, Boodles, Ascot, Epsom, Alpha Romeo, Volvo, Highclere Castle, Bank of Bermuda, St. Pierre Golf Club, Waldorf, Securicor, Proctor and Gamble, Unisyn, Apple, Thorpe Park, Royal Lancaster, Carlton Tower, Hilton Group, Luton Hoo, Lord Mayor of London, Canary Wharf, Bisham Abbey, Leeds Castle, Bank of England and countless others all over the UK and overseas...

Each Portrait Is A4, In Colour And Takes 4 Minutes. Once Contracted There Is No Further Charge - The Drawings Are Free!

A Two Full Hours  Session With No Breaks - Occasionally A Three Hours Session

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

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  • Neil Diamond - Nearly Diamond "Our fundraising was a great success. The evening did not always go according to the time schedule but James remained pleasant and professional and made a great contribution to the night's success. " Val Caunce - SRCA
  • BrassPhonics "Smart, professional and played our requested music beautifully - we were very appreciative of the discreet and respectful presence at my father's funeral. Thank you very much." S Bradley
  • Eleanor the Pianist "Not only did she perform at the evening reception including our first dance, but also at the ceremony in the church. Throughout the whole wedding Eleanor was amazing and we had so many comments on how brilliant she was! For me singing our first dance song in her own unique style was simply amazing a..." Chloe Flader
  • The Young Guns "The band was just everything and more we could of wished for! we certainly will be recommending you guys and everyone commented on how welcoming and entertaining you were! We have had lots of comments saying that our wedding is the best they have been to and you guys certainly made a big impact and ..." Sasha and Stuart
  • The Hampshire Harpist "Good work." Karen Bonde
  • The Swing Tones "Massive thank you guys! We wanted the music to be just right and you really fit the bill. Everything from your look to your song choice was spot on for our party." Tim Harris
  • The Groovers "We spent ages looking for the right band for our wedding and these guys ticked all the boxes. We wanted something to get our guests dancing and they did this all night long to some really amazing songs. We also appreciated the use of your microphone for our speeches, thank you boys it was a lovely e..." Diane Granger
  • The Rays "Thank you for such a great party. You guys made it so easy to organise and we felt completely at ease. Thanks!" Melissa and Darren Huws
  • Undercover Singers "Undercover Singers made our 40th Anniversary dinner a very special occasion for our family, young and old. I would love to book them again given the opportunity." Gordon
  • The Party Crashers "The Party Crashers band played at our wedding in Sussex and absolutely made the day. The dance floor was packed from beginning to end, and our first dance to Walking in Memphis was a complete triumph (the music anyway!). They play fun, dancing music, are exceptional musicians and great guys to boot...." Ronan and Catherine
  • Fun House "Fun House played a mega part in making my 21st Birthday Party a night to remember, great energy, music and performance, filled the dance floor from their opening track. A young, attractive and talented trio, I very highly recommend them. " Imogen Buck
  • Mark B The Caricaturist "Having Mark at our wedding really topped off the day for us he was friendly and welcoming to all our guests, with over 100 people attending there were plenty to get through and everyone has passed on their praise about Mark's work. His creations have proved a big hit, with the pictures making their ..." Fiona Willox
  • Vegas Glamour "Thanks again for all your hard work and for making the Moonlight Ball Sue Ryder charity event very special indeed, including meeting and greeting our guests in the wonderful red feather girl outfits – a great touch!" Olsen Charity
  • Swingsation "I really would like to thank Swingsation for entertaining everybody so well... you all exceeded my expectations and prompted a number of relatively sober people to express the intention of booking the band in the future!" Dagenham & Redbridge FC
  • Soul Body "Many thanks for playing at our wedding at The Faversham. The band were so professional, helping make a perfect day and reducing the stress levels of the wedding planning! We were so pleased at the selection and delivery of the band's sets, nobody could resist the dance floor once they had started! Q..." Mr and Mrs Mellor
  • Stereo Soldiers "Just want to say a massive thanks for playing and making our evening on Saturday for our wedding. I think we can speak on behalf of all the guests that you were truly amazing, your energy and great set list had everyone on their feet! We had many comments the next morning of how good you were! Thank..." Leila Dodd
  • The Mixtape "It was quite a leap of faith booking the band, as we had not heard them play before and there were only 4 or 5 snippets of songs on their website, so we were booking them purely based on the reviews on their site. I am very pleased to report that the band lived up to all the positive reviews on thei..." Stuart Butler
  • Ben The Mind Reader "Ben was a warm character and he was a genuinely nice person, his tricks were a delight and he had the party talking about him throughout the rest of the birthday celebrations. Everyone was blown away by Ben and he was a real asset in making the party a success. On time, accommodating and fantastic!!" Andrea Dobkin & Grant Mercer
  • Friends of the Bride "We would not hesitate to recommend Friends of the Bride to anybody looking for a band for their event. We booked them for our wedding as we wanted to fill the dancefloor and we weren't disappointed. From the moment they arrived they were on hand to control the evening and nothing was too much troubl..." Ian Lindsey
  • Friends of the Bride "Sorry that its taken a little time to get in touch but we've been away this week. What can we say but Wow!? You guys were fantastic and made our evening reception. Our guests are still commenting on how great you were and some have said that they've never seen a dancefloor filled at a wedding like y..." Ian & Victoria
  • Casius Daydream "I booked this band to play our staff Christmas party and what a great decision it was. The dance floor was packed from start to finish. The band even made sure they had their own masks to fit in with the crowd. Very friendly bunch and easy to talk to. " Rhia