In his career, Mike has literally ‘done it all’; Musical Director on the QE2 for many years, Radio broadcasts for the BBC and Commercial Stations, Summer Seasons and many television appearances.
He has also provided the music for two Hollywood films and several touring shows such as ‘Nat King Cole’, Mike James ‘Big Band Party’ and ‘A Tribute To Motown’.
Classic Sounds of Swing With A Style of Today!
I have always had an ambition to recreate the classic sounds of the swing era – with the modern styles of today.” – Mike James
The Mike James Orchestra and Singers is a vibrant, fully professional big band consisting of powerful signature brass section, whip tight rhythm and talented soloists and vocalists all led by the earthy charm and boyish enthusiasm of Mike James himself, one of Britain’s best and most enduring band leaders.
A perfect mixture of youth and experience, classic and contemporary, their vast repertoire includes timeless Big Band Classics, Swing and Rock & Roll, Soul, Blues, Latin, Salsa and Chart hits from now right back to the 50′s.
Combine this with their universal appeal, dynamic stage presence and an absolute commitment to entertaining the audience makes The Mike James Orchestra and Singers perhaps the most versatile band in the UK today.
Now well into the 21st century the Mike James Orchestra and Singers still headline some of the biggest private and corporate events and still pack the crowds in for sell-out touring shows.
For over 4 decades Mike James has lead his band with his characteristic exuberance and he shows little signs of stopping.
“Good music, good band, good leader” – QE2, Cunard Cruise Line.
“A brilliant night, thanks to Mike James” – Chairman of Orange
“Quality bands are rare commodity these days, brilliant bands such as Mike James are almost impossible to find” – London Management Executive.
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