REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
On this page you can see some of James' testimonials from recent weddings and events along with a selection of pictures. If you have recently booked James for your wedding reception, please get in touch with your comments!
We had an absolutely amazing day, thank you so much for making it so so special for us both.
Everyone was blown away by your voice and energy, lots of love
Mark and Lisa
Hadley Park House, Telford. Shropshire. 17th July 2021
Thank you so much for making our day so special!
Fantastic choice of music sung faultlessly.
Julie and Mark
Brockencote Hall, Kidderminster. Worcestershire. 27th June 2021
I'm sure Lucy has/will be in touch, but a massive thank you from Mike and me for travelling to Cumbria and acting as MC and providing the entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening on Lucy and Andys wedding day.
So glad that Lucy and me found you when looking for someone to replace the band that was originally booked (due to the numbers and restrictions we looked for a wedding singer instead). Both of us were impressed, looking on your page and listening to you singing, you were the first one we looked at and went no further.
I remember thinking he looks and sounds so professional, and you are! your voice is amazing! Plus we think you worked so much better than the band would have done anyway even if we'd had full numbers.
You were fantastic in every way, given that we had 30 guests, Lucy remarked that it seemed a lot more as everyone got involved. Many guests commented how good you were too. So pleased that Lucy has booked you again, very much looking forward to partying with you in November at "the big celebration do"
Lucy and Andrew
Askham Hall, Penrith. Cumbria. 29th May 2021
What a lovely singer! My sister booked him for her wedding. Heís very good very professional and got a lovely voice. He made her day and all the guest said how good he was. 5 stars
Wendy and Brian
Park Hall Farm. Stoke on Trent. 22nd May 2021
The whole night was amazing! Lovely guy, well thought through. Excellent!
Cheryl and Boo
Lostock Hall, Preston. Lancashire. 2nd February 2020
Thank you James so much for entertaining us and all of our guests at our wedding.
You really got the party started for us all and we can't thank you enough.
Lots of people have spoken about how amazing you were and no doubt they'll look for your services in the future.
Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New year. Stuart and Becky
Becky and Stuart
Channels Barn, Chelmsford. Essex. 22nd December 2019
James did an amazing job at our wedding.
Got all the guests up and dancing from dinner all the way through the night until the end! Couldn't of asked for more of him.
He kept to the timings and worked with the photographer/videographer to ensure everything ran smoothly. Thank you James!
Dee and Aaron
The Nottinghamshire, Stragglethrope. Nottinghamshire. 29th November 2019
I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you! I am so pleased that I booked you as our entertainment on our wedding day and if I was doing it all again I would definitely have you!
From start to finish the entertainment that you provided couldn't have been any better: from the music during the canapes, to the wedding breakfast, to the evening. I lost count of the number of times that I looked up and was amazed that it was you singing and not a recording - something which other people commented on too!
We had so many people come to us on the day and since, to say how great the music was and how good you were. Myself, Jon, my mum and dad all agree that the atmosphere that you created was amazing and we could not have asked for any more!!!
Katie and Jon
The Upper House, Barlaston. Staffordshire. 23rd November 2019
The BEST wedding singer out there!
Amazing, funny man. James' vocals were so good, the guests thought you were pre-recorded!
You set the atmosphere with lighting and sound. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Definitely another party on the horizon
Becky and David
Holmer Green Village Centre, Bucks. 16th November 2019
Thank you so much for making our day so special!
We could have carried on all night!
You are amazing xxx
Vicki and James
Stoke Place, Slough. Berks. 1st November 2019
Thank you so much James for the day!
Had so many people ask for your contact details becuase of how much they enjoyed it.
Can't thank you enough
Melissa and Matt
The Moat House, Acton Trussell. Staffordshire. 26th October 2019
James sang at our wedding on Saturday 19th October, all we can say is BRILLIANT, all the guests loved him, superb voice and sounded awesome in church, he entertained us from 12pm to 8pm, fantastic all way through the day.
All we can say is a massive thank you to James for coming so far to entertain us which certainly made our day even more special.
Thanks David & Alison x
David and Alison
St. Francis Church Hall, Blackburn. Lancashire. 19th October 2019
It was a honour and privilege to have you at our wedding yesterday at Bryngarw, James you are a incredible entertainer and artist.
All we have had today and yesterday is positive feedback from your day with us from day to night.
Soon as you started you had the crowd, families and friends dancing and singing along with you. I would highly recommend you absolutely perfect 110% throughout the special day.
Special thanks for singing our first dance song also perfection.
Thank you for from both of us.
28.09.19 Bryngarw House Mr and Mrs Jones
Gavin and Rebecca
Bryngarw House, Bridgend. South Wales. 28th September 2019
What a fabulous entertainer James was - he's enthusiasm, brilliant vocal talent - you couldn't tell the difference between the original songs and James's version - his energy is infectious!!!
Exceptional entertainer for an exceptional wedding. my family and I thought you were magnificent.
Could not believe how you kept going all day!!!
We really, really enjoyed your singing and I loved dancing to all your songs...pure class!!!
James what a fantastic day, you were absolutely superb, thanks so much
(Facebook comments left by bride + guests!)
Sue and Kevin
Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire. 17th August 2019
Wow wow wow, what can we say?
We first met James over 4 years ago at a wedding fair long before we were engaged, but as soon as we heard him song the 1st song, we both knew straight away we would book James for our special day.
He was in fact the 1st supplier we asked about availability and with James and our photographer we would have moved dates if they were not available.
From the start James was so professional yet so warm, friendly and approachable.
Communication was brilliant all the way through. James feels like a friend to us and not a supplier.
We were blown away with his service in the day, he was perfect in every single way. guests loved him.
We will definitely book you again James for our next party - you made our day perfect in more ways than one!!!
Thank you, Sarah and Andrew McNicholas xxx
Sarah and Andrew
Thornsett Fields Farm, Derbyshire. 10th August 2019
James Barlow is exceptional!! He performed outstandingly throughout our Wedding Breakfast and evening reception at Caerphilly Castle last Sunday.
James possesses an amazing skill set. He performed the Master of Ceremonies duty faultlessly with perfect introductions throughout.
James strikes the perfect balance in all his songs and has a unique eye for keeping the dance floor busy.
His prior planning and arrangements with the Bride and Groom are second to none and he leaves you happy that he has all in order.
His energy, professionalism and enthusiasm is of the highest order. Can't thank him enough!
We and our guests are still reeling about how wonderful the day was and a massive portion of this is down to James and his tremendous performance.
If you are thinking about booking James, stop pondering and book him now. Trust me you will not regret it.
Rich and Diane
Caerphilly Castle, South Wales. 4th August 2019
Just wanted to say a huge thank you. We booked James for the day of our wedding.
You have an incredible voice and I honestly believe you made our wedding day! There was never a dull moment you ensured the atmosphere was jolly and happy and that's how we always wanted it to be!
We had many compliments from people on your voice and how you interacted with the guests! Keep doing what your doing because you made our wedding day extra special and I'm sure you will make many more!
Thanks again Mr and Mrs Chinn
Gemma and Joseph
The Mill Barns, Alveley. Shropshire. 27th July 2019
I was blown away by James' singing online and it was just as good in real life.
I am still getting comments about how nice it was to have a live singer and not just the usual head hurting disco that overides everything.
Very accommodating and I loved having my first dance sung live it just added that special element. Thank you.
Samantha and Matthew
Sedgebrook Hall, Northampton. 26th July 2019
James is absolutely incredible at what he does. His voice is absolutely amazing!
All of our guests, venue, photographer (literally everyone!) were impressed by James. The atmosphere was kept alive all day thanks to James, including singing and dancing between courses.
Absolutely flawless James and such a nice guy! Can't thank you enough!
Faye and Andrew
Inglenook Farm, Rainford. Merseyside. 13th July 2019
What can I say about James.... he was absolutely outstanding and exceeded all our expectations at our wedding yesterday.
Our guests were speechless at how good he was and his ability to get the whole wedding party on their feet and singing along......getting 80 guests at the wedding breakfast up singing and dancing to Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline was a memory that we will never forget,which luckily was video recorded (see below!).
We would have no hesitation in recommending James for his vocal talent, his mix of music and engaging with the guests..... BOOK HIM NOW. Hugh and Carl
Hugh and Carl
Swancar Farm Country House, Nottingham. 16th June 2019
James was brilliant throughout the day. I got so many compliments about how good he was and how nice it made the atmosphere for the day.
The venue even commented on how impressed they were with him and especially his professionalism and adaptability.
I am so glad we hired James! Definately a highlight of the day for me.
Laura and Bradley
Consall Hall Gardens, Staffordshire. 8th June 2019
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for your amazing performance at our wedding last weekend; our guests and us had a brilliant night and so much fun!
Lots of our guests have commented on what a brilliant time they had and how blown away they were with your vocals.
There was a real party atmosphere all night and finishing our day with Sky Full of Stars followed by The Lighthouse Family could not have been a better way to end.
We are so glad that we met you on the one day at Aston Marina and delighted that you played such an important role in our special day.
Thank you so much for your amazing performance. We are so grateful to you and we hope to hear you perform again very soon.
Will and Victoria
The Boat House at Aston Marina Stone. Staffordshire. 1st June 2019
James sang at our wedding last week during the drinks reception and evening reception.
He was absolutely fantastic, he knew what music to play to keep the dance floor full, he was happy to take requests and from the minute we booked him he was so friendly and accommodated anything we asked him for.
Everybody has raved about how special he helped to make the period between the ceremony and meal in particular. Will definitely be recommending him to friends and family.
Becky and Adam
The Upper House Hotel, Barlaston. Staffordshire. 23rd May 2019
Thank you for being part of our special day on 9/2/19 at Barton Grange Preston it was magical.
May we please take the opportunity to compliment you, all of our guests have commented on how amazing you were.
If you'd like us to fill in any recommendation forms or reviews ect then please feel free to send over.
Once again Thank You for helping make our day so special we hope you enjoyed it too.
Facebook review by sister of the bride:
James is amazing! He entertained at my sister's wedding from the moment we arrived until everyone left.
He sang, DJed and had every guest and the bridal party up singing and dancing during the wedding breakfast.
Every song we requested James sang / played it.
The wedding guests are still talking about how fantastic he was and he made the day simply amazing!! If you want fun, quirky and an amazing singer / entertainer then James is for you.
I cannot recommend enough, once again, thanks for making my sister's wedding amzing James
Angela and Michael
Barton Grange Hotel, Preston. Lancashire. 9th February 2019
Would just like to say a very big thank you for the wonderful evening you gave us, it went far to quickly.
We all enjoyed dancing and singing along with you and we hope we have the opportunity to enjoy your lovely music again in the future.
Sue, Julia, Tam and Ruth
Joint birthday party at Colwick Hall, Nottingham. 8th February 2019
James thank you so much for providing the entertainment for our wedding party at Carlton Towers on 5th January 19!
You were amazing! You surpassed all expectations!
Many thanks, Clare and David xx
Clare and David
Carlton Towers, Yorkshire. 5th January 2019
James was great for our wedding (21-12-18) in Derby,
He played just the right mix of music and sang our first dance song beautifully. Got everyone on the dance floor and played all our requests!
Thank you so much for making our day even more special
Lisa and James
Shottle Hall. Belper, Derbyshire. 21st December 2018
James was fantastic at our wedding. Superb singer and great guy.
Simon and Annabel
Nunsmere Hall. Northwich, Cheshire. 8th December 2018
We had James at our wedding on Sunday. I had him singing while I walked down the aisle and for our wedding breakfast.
James was fantastic from start to finish. He got everyone up dancing. Thanks again James.
Katie and James Dawson
The Upper House, Barlaston. Staffordshire. 21st October 2018
Thank you so much for being part if our special day. You were amazing!
Thank you for your help with our special dance and playing along to 'sell the gag. Thank you for your help with Una's song
Thank you for being your amzing, incredible performer self. The music selection was spot on and how you capped off the night with us in a circle to 'All You Need Is Love' - fantastic! And you took pictures of that which you sent us too! Abosultely fantastic
Thank you so much and we'll be sure to recommend you to anyeone in need of your services
All the very best, Steve and Una
Steve Ireland and Una Doyle
Bach Wen Farm. Caernarfon. North Wales. 20th October 2018
I can't thank you enough for the amazing day and night you put on for us on Saturday.
I've had so many people tell me how brilliant you were, especially Sweet Caroline!
The montage video you have put together is just amazing, it has brought a tear to my eye and made us laugh so much tonight to relive it!
Again, thank you so much - I will be recommending you to everyone!
Michelle & Stephen Chadwick.
Clifton Arms Hotel. Lytham. Lancashire. 13th October 2018
Absolutely fantastic. James is amazing and really brings the room together.
All guests commented on him and I can't wait to organise another event just so we can use him.
Highly recommended, thank you James
Chloe and Adam Middleton
New Hall Hotel. Sutton Coldfield. West Midlands. 22nd September 2018
Can't recommend James and team enough!!
James played at our wedding day last Saturday, and completely made the day. He provided the night with such a great entertainment as all of our guests commented on!
Professional through and through
I had no worries on the day because I knew I could trust James's judgement with everything.
Thank you so much for being there to add to making the day so special for us x
Emily and Seth Osborne
Denby Common Farm, Ripley. Derbyshire. 15th September 2018
You totally made our day even more special!! Thank you so so much!!!
Catherine and Jonathan Robins
Arndencote Manor, Claverdon. Warwickshire. 19th August 2018
Thank you soooooo much for Saturday!!
It was amazing!!
Can't thank you enough for everything :)
Lucy and Alan Fahey
Brownholme Hall, Clitheroe. Lancashire. 18th August 2018
James, you were amazing!! You have been the topic of everyone's conversation all day today!
Every single guest said you made the afternoon and you brought a uniqueness to the day!
Rich and I would like to thank you for being part of our special day and making it one that no one will forget for a long long time!
You were fabulous!!
Laura and Richard Panczak
The Kinmel and Kinspa, Abergele. North Wales. 11th August 2018
A massive thank you!!
You made our special day so much fun.
You were fantastic and all of our guests LOVED you - even the ones we thought would stay in their setas!
Thanks for helping plan the secret father / daughter dance off.
We have great memories.
Love Fred and Danika
Freddie and Danika Blackburn-Shaw
Castle Green, Kendal. Cumbria. 28th July 2018
You were fantastic yesterday, we had so many people come upto us to say how good you were!
Even the videographer said you were the best he'd heard!!
Appreciate everything thanks!
Matt and Sam Coulson
The Priest House Hotel, Derby. 21st July 2018
Thank you so much James everyone enjoyed themselves and you were truly amazing!
Thank you for sharing our day with us
Jonny and Sophie Smalley
Alberts Bar and Restaurant, Manchester. 20th July 2018
Wow...phenomenal. James was absolutely brilliant at our wedding yeaterday and had everyone singing and dancing all day and late into night.
Totally captured the mood of our day .
Angie and Lee Demarney
Moonraker Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon. Wiltshire. 7th July 2018
Thank you so much for a great night qand being our wedding singer. Everyone commented on how brilliant you were.
We will definitely be recommending you to family and friends
Lee and Dawn Redman
The Swan Hotel and Spa, Newby Bridge. Cumbria. 6th July 2018
Wow, wow, wow! My husband and I cannot thank you enough for totally making our wedding day complete.
Your were spectacular in every way
Paul and Jo Deaville
The Mill Hotel at Worston, Staffordshire. 9th June 2018
We booked James for our wedding based purely on reviews and we weren't disappointed!
From start to finish you were amazing and you got everyone up on the dance floor!
People we do shocked you were singing as they said your voice was so good they assumed it was a CD!
Thanks again for a great night! Anyone who wants the perfect wedding entertainment should definitely book!
Laura and Ben Parker
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, Wetherby. North Yorkshire. 1st June 2018
Such an amazing man, ao talented. Thanks so much for a great night.
You were the first thing to book for our wedding we didnt even have.a venue, and we definitely made the right decision.
Dionne and Mark Buckley
Rookery Hall Hotel, Nantwich. Cheshire. 28th May 2018
Where do I start... I first met James at a Wedding Fayre I was about 26 weeks pregnant and hadnít even thought about entertainment, I told him I wanted our first dance to be sung live... I was pleasantly surprised after sharing our chosen song James began to sing. My eyes filled up as well as my partners. There and then without hesitation we booked.
The service we received was faultless!
If I could rate higher I would
Natalie and Matt Parks
The Upper House, Barlaston. Staffordshire. 26th May 2018
We had James as our wedding singer recently and we were delighted with ever aspect of the day. James is really professional and he knows just what to sing/play and when.
James sang me down the aisle, during the signing of the register and back up the aisle and he sang all songs beautifully.
Lots of guests commented on how well James sang and said they thought it was a CD because he sang so well!
James sang during our wedding breakfast which was amazing, he involved all the guests and got everyone singing and waving their hands in the air, everyone loved it.
This continued into the evening with our first dance and his live performances getting everyone up on the dance floor.
We couldn't fault a single thing and we are so glad we chose him for our wedding. All our guests since the wedding have commented on how fantastic James was. We can't recommend him highly enough. Thanks James!
Angela and Julian Robinson
The Plough Inn, Congleton. Cheshire. 10th May 2018
James sang and was DJ at our wedding. He was superb and bettered our expectations.
He had all the guests up on their feet simging and dancing during the wedding breakfast.
All the guests had a blast- James made the day for us. Very professional.
Scott and Kirsty Slater
Higher Trapp Hotel. Burnley. Lancashire. 6th May 2018
Thank you so much James for making our wonderful wedding day at Alveston Manor even more special.
So many friends and family were impressed both by your voice, your versatility and your persona.
You created the perfect atmosphere for the evening.
Thank you so much Natalie and Matt xxx
Natalie and Matt Merritt
Alveston Manor. Stratford-upon-Avon. 28th April 2018
We're are just at the airport waiting to go away and we have just started to relax and have 5 minutes to think.
We would both like to thank you for the entertainment on Sunday. You made the whole day for us.
You were the like that pulled it all together for us.
So many of our friends have commented what a brilliant day it was and you were a big part of it for us.
So once again a big thank you
Ian and Caroline Leander
Whitley Hall. Sheffield. 22nd April 2018
Thank you so, so much for making sure that our wedding reception was perfect!
Neither of us could have dreampt of anything more fabolous.
You exceeded the expectations of us and those of all of our guests
You have helped to create the most wonderful memories
Thank you again
Jason and Anna Howitt
The Beeches Hotel, Nottingham. 5th April 2018
Thank you James for a fantastic day. The Upper House team told us you were brilliant and you definitely didn't disappoint!
Simon and Clare Blanchard
The Upper House, Barlaston. Staffordshire. 29th March 2018
Wow..... James is just amazing. Everyone at our wedding commented on what a great variety of music he was playing/singing.
He was able to fill the dance floor and keep us going despite the ache from shoes and tiredness!!!
In the run up to the wedding James was very understanding and patience. Despite giving him 2 songs a week before that we wanted singing (Coldplay - something just like this and George Ezra - paradise, I did feel a bit mean about the last one) he sung both of them no problem at all for us.
We owe a special thank you to James & his support crew (aka Dad James) for going out of your way in the evening and making our day so special! Not only that James also made us a cute highlights video which is just amazing so man of many talents!!!
Youíre really missing out if you donít have him at your event!!!!
Jess and Jack Dunkley
The Boat House at Aston Marina, Stone. Staffordshire. 24th March 2018
Photography by Bib & Tucker Photography
Hi James, thanks again for making our party such fun. Everyone said how much they had enjoyed themselves and it was great to see so many people up and dancing (and singing badly!!!)
Several people said they haven't had so much fun for years, and I know that to be true.
I ache all over today, except for my head... plenty of water in between the champers! I ache in places I didn't know existed, but it was well worth it.
Hope to meet you again, perhaps at a wedding venue, or maybe our 25th anniversary!
Big hugs, Karen and Paul
Karen and Paul Gleeson
20th Wedding Anniversary party at their home in Daventry, Northamptonshire. 10th February 2018
THERE'S MORE! James has reviews and testimonials dating all the way back to 2002! For pre-2018 feedback see the Testimonials Archive page.