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James Berry



  • Acoustic Folk, Indie and Country singer
  • Excellent repertoire of classics from down the years such as Bob Dylan, the Red Hot Chilis, the Foo Fighters and Ocean Colour Scene
  • Performs solo with guitar, harmonica and stomp box
  • DJ option available and requests welcomed


James is based in Sunderland and can play throughout the entire North East and more including Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Lancaster, Cumbria, York.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 45 minute sets with 30 minute break. This can differ depending on the wishes of the client.

About this Act

James Berry is an acoustic Folk/Indie/Country artist from Sunderland, who prides himself with his natural energy and passion for performance on stage. He will put everything into each and every performance he gives, and ensures all who have watched and listened leave the room with a smile on their face. Having played 100's of gigs around the UK and Europe, he is certainly not a stranger to the stage, and his experience has gained himself a repertoire filled with 100's of songs, stretching from many decades and Genres.

For a solo artist, James can really pack a punch. He has been described by NE Volume magazine as “heartfelt, sentimental and touching", and after performing at the Sunderland international Airshow, BBC Newcastle DJ Anna Fosters complimented him at the end of his set with extravagance saying "What a voice!" With first hand influences such as Bob Dylan, Jonny Cash and Ryan Adams, he will entertain and also intrigue with a mix of powerful vocals and intrinsic guitar playing. He is always entertaining the masses, which has given him 100's of songs for his repertoire. These days, there is not much songs he can't play!

James’s acoustic sets are arranged to ensure a unique live performance that is suitable for all kinds of events; such as Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings and more. From slow traditional songs, to more recent artist covers, his personal touch gives entirely unique versions of songs you know and love. Acclaimed for his style, James has developed a huge repertoire with 100' of songs that is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Any particular songs can be requested and James is more than happy to make special arrangements upon request.

Set List

The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
All or Nothing - The Small Faces
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan
I Want To Hold your Hand - The Beatles
Girl You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Hard To Handle - Black Crows
Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Hero – Foo Fighters
Parklife - Blur
Riverboat Song - OCS
Rocks - Primal Scream
Shake it off – Taylor Swift
Sit Down - James
Pick a part that’s new - Stereophonics
Teenage Dirt bag - Wheatus
The Bucket - Kings Of Leon
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
I Fought the Law - The Clash
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Only Fools Rush In - Elvis Presley
Rihannon - Fleetwood Mac
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O' Connor/Prince
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Purple Rain - Prince
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheels
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
With Or Without You - U2
Word up - Cameo
All the Small Things - Blink 182
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhol’s
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Common People – Pulp
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Dakota - Stereophonics
Day We Caught the Train – OCS
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Fell In Love With A Girl - White Stripes
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Thinkin out loud - Ed Sheeran
That’s Entertainment - The Jam
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Galway Girl - Steve Earle
Wild Rover - Traditional
Same Jeans - The View


  • Solo Artist - acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica and stomp box


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