Adam James The Guitarist

Adam James The Guitarist

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Location Cheshire
Starting from £248
12 Reviews

Adam is an incredibly versatile acoustic fingerstyle guitarist who brings a unique twist to your favourite songs.

  • Highlights
  • Adam's honed style of play includes the melodies, rhythm and percussion on one instrument
  • Perfect for drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts
  • Can perform amplified without power via his portable PA for complete versatility


Adam is an incredibly versatile acoustic fingerstyle guitarist who brings a unique twist to your favourite songs. His style of playing includes the vocal melodies, rhythm, percussion and bass tracks of songs all on one instrument at the same time, creating a full sound on a solo guitar.

Adam has over 20 years of experience playing the guitar. Paired with a combination of styles, this has enabled him to play complex arrangements of a variety songs with great technical ability. He set out to be more than a 3 chord player of popular songs whilst wanting to keep the music accessible. With this in mind, his fingerstyle and percussive techniques were born.

Adam has previously studied music at college and university which helped to develop his style and performance, as well as many years performing weddings and private functions across the UK and Europe.

He's gained a wealth of valuable experience on the music scene along the way, honing his skills and earning recognition as well as endorsement by companies such as Tonewood Amp in the process.

With his unique style and capability, Adam can bring the sounds of several performers through one instrument in revamped arrangements of songs that suit all ages.



  • Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love?
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
  • Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
  • Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy
  • Bon Iver - Holocene
  • Bon Iver - Skinny Love 
  • Ed Sheeran - A-Team 
  • Elton John - Your Song
  • Eric Clapton - Layla
  • Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight 
  • Etta James - At Last
  • Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together 
  • Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
  • Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
  • Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper - Shallow
  • Randy Newman (Toy Story) - You've Got A Friend In Me 
  • Seal - Kiss From A Rose
  • Simon and Garfunkle - The Sound Of Silence
  • The Beatles - Let It Be
  • The Beatles/Tommy Emanuel - Here Comes The Sun       
  • Tracey Chapman - Fast Car 


  • A-Ha/Reel Big Fish - Take On Me
  • Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
  • Bob Marley - Is This Love
  • Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
  • Camila Cabello - Havana
  • Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
  • Dua Lipa - One Kiss
  • Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
  • George Ezra - Budapest 
  • Gloria Jones/Soft Cell - Tainted Love
  • Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
  • Jimi Hendrix/Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean .
  • Mumford & Sons - The Cave
  • Nina Simone - Feelin' Good
  • Nirvana - About A Girl
  • Oasis - Wonderwall 
  • Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
  • Pharell - Happy
  • Rag 'n' Bone Man - Human
  • Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
  • Robert Miles -Children
  • Supertramp - Breakfast In America
  • The Beatles - Come Together
  • The Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • The Temptations - My Girl
  • White Stripes - 7 Nation Army

Classical/Ceremony Standards

  • Felix Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Johann Pachelbel - Cannon in D 
  • Richard Wagner - Bridal Chorus 


  • Christmas Medley (White Christmas, Frosty The Snowman, Santa Clause Is Coming To Town, All I Want For Christmas)

  • Solo fingerstyle acoustic guitarist

11 Reviews

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Sindhu Maripi

Event: Wedding
Location: Cheshire

Adam was a pleasure to work with, from the get-go, he was so enthusiastic and was flexible to customise to our music choices and needs. His music sounded magical in a woodland venue where we held the ceremony. We would absolutely recommend him for weddings to leave the guests with something memorable and a good vibe on the day.

Shade Bull

Event: Corporate
Location: North Yorkshire

Adam was brilliant and a great talent - glad he came to entertain our guests!!

Andy Hodges

Event: Wedding
Location: Warwickshire

Adam was very easy to deal with in the build-up to our wedding and was personable on email and in person. His set was excellent and he picked up the mood of the wedding breakfast, tailoring his choice of songs perfectly. He added so much to our experience and the feedback from guests was 100% positive.

Simon Gerrard

Event: Wedding
Location: Fife

Adam was fantastic on the day and on the run up to the wedding and went as far as to learning a chosen song for my now wife to walk down the aisle to, which was beautiful. On the day, he set up at a couple of different locations and was so accommodating and professional. A really nice guy who I felt like I had known for longer than the few weeks direct correspondence we had. Guests couldn't speak highly of Adam either- I was complemented throughout the day & night. If ever I had another need for a musician i would definitely book Adam again and couldn't recommend him highly enough. Great guy, great performer and great booking on my part! ;)

Nigel Hughes

Event: Wedding
Location: Cheshire

We had an amazing day from start to finish and you helped make it what it was! Your set helped to set the atmosphere, it was absolutely brilliant and we can’t thank you enough. Thank you very much for playing for us, you were wonderful and many of our guests have commented on how brilliant you were.

Vicky Ford

Event: Private Party
Location: Merseyside

Fantastic guitarist and lovely person to deal with. Would highly recommend!

Debbie Freeman

Event: Private Party
Location: Warwickshire

I would like to say that Adam James was amazing! His music was perfect for our daughter's wedding celebrations and he really did go the extra mile to do everything to create the perfect ambiance for our guests arriving for their welcome drinks. We had a lot of compliments on how great it was. We would highly recommend him to everyone. Thank you once again, Adam.

Will Pearl

Event: Wedding
Location: London

We loved your music and had so many of our family & friends mention how much they enjoyed the guitarist. Thanks so much for helping make our day so memorable - and the fact your talent is equalled in your personality makes it so much better, was such a pleasure to have you play! Sorry it was so hot in the room you were playing it, but you appeared to handle it well!

James Robinson

Event: Private Party
Location: Cheshire

Five out of five.

Darlene Kinton

Event: Private Party
Location: Derbyshire

Perfect music, tailored to our requirements. Would recommend for any events.

Chris Hartley

Event: Private Party
Location: Cheshire

Perfect for any occasion, all your favourite songs reimagined.


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £471
    • Norfolk £682
    • Norwich £682
    • Suffolk £682
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £310
    • Leicestershire £347
    • Lincolnshire £422
    • Northamptonshire £397
    • Nottinghamshire £372
    • Rutland £384
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £868
    • Rest of the world £1,860
    North East
    • East Yorkshire £682
    • Leeds £682
    • North Yorkshire £360
    • Northumberland £570
    • South Yorkshire £335
    • Tyne and Wear £558
    • West Yorkshire £682
    • Yorkshire £682
    North West
    • Cheshire £248
    • Cumbria £372
    • Lancashire £322
    • Liverpool £285
    • Manchester £285
    • Merseyside £285
    • Ayrshire £682
    • Dumfriesshire £496
    • Dundee £806
    • East Lothian £682
    • Edinburgh £682
    • Fife £682
    • Glasgow £682
    • Lanarkshire £620
    • Midlothian £682
    • Perth £682
    • Stirlingshire £682
    • Sutherland £682
    • West Lothian £620
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £434
    • Berkshire £533
    • Buckinghamshire £465
    • East Sussex £744
    • Essex £620
    • Hampshire £589
    • Hertfordshire £527
    • Isle of Wight £868
    • Kent £682
    • London £570
    • Middlesex £527
    • Oxfordshire £570
    • Surrey £558
    • Sussex £682
    • West Sussex £682
    South West
    • Bath £521
    • Bristol £434
    • Cornwall £744
    • Devon £620
    • Dorset £682
    • Somerset £539
    • Wiltshire £533
    • Anglesey £372
    • Brecon £471
    • Caernarvonshire £335
    • Cardiff £558
    • Cardigan £682
    • Carmarthen £682
    • Denbigh £316
    • Flint £298
    • Glamorgan £558
    • Monmouth £422
    • Pembroke £744
    • Powys £335
    • Wrexham £558
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £335
    • Gloucestershire £397
    • Herefordshire £397
    • Shropshire £322
    • Staffordshire £310
    • Warwickshire £248
    • Worcestershire £366

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    Does Adam sing?
    Adam plays the vocal lines, rhythm, percussion and bass lines of a song all at the same time on his guitar. This replaces the vocals... and the rest of the band.

    What is the best time for Adam to perform?
    Adam can play at any time of day but usually during the afternoon/drinks reception will work best with this style.

    My venue is a nightmare for audio amplification; can Adam play fully acoustic?
    Absolutely, Adam is also one of few people who own, and is endorsed by Tonewood Amp. It sticks to the back of the acoustic guitar to produce effects and add a slight boost to the sound, completely acoustically. Please bear in mind that a large crowd and open space could still be overpowering to an acoustic guitar.

    Can Adam bring along a PA system?
    Yes, Adam has a state of the art PA system that is 1000 watts and battery powered, meaning that he can perform anywhere that is humanly habitable with no electricity needed. It takes up minimal space and can project sound evenly over the audience from front to back. Suitable for around 200 guests.

    How much space/power does Adam require?
    Around 2 x 2 metres is plenty and no power is required as Adam can use his battery operated PA system with 1000 watts of power.

    If the weather changes, can Adam move indoors/outdoors?
    Yes, absolutely. Adam's set up is incredibly portable and can be moved in minutes, easily and with minimal disruption.

    Can Adam supply music between sets?
    Yes, this will be a suitable pre-mixed playlist, however, he is happy to add in any available requests.

    Can Adam learn a bespoke song for me?
    With his style of playing covering melodies, rhythm, percussion and bass at the same time, new songs are welcome, however, it will be subject to suitability with the playing style/instrumentation.

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