Adam James The Guitarist

Location Cheshire
Starting from £180.00
8 reviews
Location Cheshire
Starting from £180.00
Read 8 reviews

Adam is an 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.

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Number of Reviews and Counting... 8!

Adam has over 15 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; gaining valuable experience on the music scene and honing his skills.

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.

  • Solo fingerstyle acoustic

Fingerstyle

  • Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love?
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
  • 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
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together 
  • Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
  • Randy Newman (Toy Story) - You've Got A Friend In Me 
  • Seal - Kiss From A Rose
  • The Beatles - Let It Be
  • The Beatles/Tommy Emanuel - Here Comes The Sun       
  • Tracey Chapman - Fast Car 

Percussive/Upbeat

  • Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
  • Bob Marley - Is This Love
  • Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
  • Camila Cabello - Havana
  • Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
  • 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
  • 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 

Festive

  • Christmas Medley (White Christmas, Frosty The Snowman, Santa Clause Is Coming To Town, All I Want For Christmas)
, Wedding, Keavil House Hotel, Fife
5/5

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! ;)


, Wedding, Alcumlow Hall Farm, Cheshire, Cheshire
5/5

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.


, Private Party, Merseyside
5/5

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


, Private Party, Warwickshire
5/5

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. Debbie and Trev.


, Wedding, London
5/5

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!


, Private Party, Cheshire
5/5

Five out of five.


, Private Party, Soldiers & Sailors Club, Derbyshire
5/5

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


, Private Party, Cheshire
5/5

Perfect for any occasion, all your favourite songs reimagined.


  • Orchard Studios

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 a 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. 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 1standard plug sockets are fine.

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, it is never certain whether every song will work well as an arrangement. New suggestions are always welcome subject to suitability.

  • 2 x 45 minute sets
  • 3 x 30 minute sets
  • Ceremonies
  • Set times can be tailored to suit your event

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.

Scotland

Fife £420.00 Dumfries-shire £336.00 Lanarkshire £360.00 Glasgow £360.00 Edinburgh £396.00

Foreign Locations

Europe £396.00 Rest of the world £828.00

North East

Durham £336.00 Northumberland £432.00 North Yorkshire £264.00 South Yorkshire £252.00 Tyne and Wear £384.00 West Yorkshire £264.00 Yorkshire £276.00 East Yorkshire £300.00 Leeds £252.00

North West

Cheshire £180.00 Cumbria £264.00 Manchester £192.00 Lancashire £216.00 Merseyside £216.00 Liverpool £192.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £228.00 Leicestershire £252.00 Lincolnshire £300.00 Northamptonshire £288.00 Nottinghamshire £252.00 Rutland £276.00

East

Cambridgeshire £336.00

Wales

Anglesey £252.00 Caernarvonshire £300.00 Denbigh £252.00 Flint £228.00 Cardigan £408.00 Brecon £300.00 Glamorgan £360.00 Monmouth £324.00 Pembroke £480.00 Wrexham £216.00 Cardiff £360.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £288.00 Herefordshire £288.00 Shropshire £216.00 Staffordshire £216.00 Warwickshire £264.00 Worcestershire £264.00 Birmingham £252.00

South East

Bedfordshire £312.00 Berkshire £336.00 Buckinghamshire £324.00 East Sussex £456.00 Essex £456.00 Hampshire £432.00 Hertfordshire £336.00 Isle of Wight £432.00 Kent £468.00 Oxfordshire £312.00 Surrey £420.00 Sussex £456.00 West Sussex £468.00 London £360.00 Middlesex £348.00

South West

Cornwall £480.00 Devon £396.00 Dorset £420.00 Somerset £360.00 Wiltshire £336.00 Bath £336.00 Bristol £336.00
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