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The Toni James Band

Overview

  • 4 to a 10 piece function band
  • Female fronted vocals
  • Playing current pop tunes from Plan B, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. To old school classics by Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and Earth Wind And Fire.
  • Increasingly popular "Dancing Horn" section.

Location

The Toni James Band is based in the North West of England but they regularly travel across the UK and around the World.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 min sets

About this Act

The irrepressible Toni James has performed internationally and throughout the UK, touring lounge bars, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels, from marquees to back gardens and even the living rooms of the rich and famous!

Exclusive live performances on BBC Radio programs Manchester, Merseyside, Cambridge and Belfast have helped Toni gain a reputation as a polished and sophisticated performer. Space Magazine voted Toni one of Liverpool’s top 100 coolest people and she has received extensive press coverage in such magazines as Blues and Soul, Echoes, Time Out and Star Magazine. Toni has supported soul legends Mica Paris, Solomon Burke, and Ruby Turner.

Toni prides herself on creating the perfect atmosphere for every individual occasion. With a repertoire in excess of 120 songs, the band plays a whole host of genres for all ages ranging from classic RnB, to current pop, soul and disco that is guaranteed to have all your guests up to dance.

"I have worked in the entertainment industry for over 10 years, performing at high profile corporate events and weddings. As the founder of The Toni James Band, I am proud to say that we have gained an enviable reputation within the industry for the exceptional quality of our performances, high energy, professionalism and reliability”.

“Our success is attributed to having a simple and clear focus; we remain passionate about live music and passionate about client satisfaction”.

The Toni James Band has the ability to adapt in terms of size/number of musicians so can therefore can be booked as anything from a 4-piece group right up to 12 members or more. The standard line-up of the band consists of vocals, keyboards, bass and drums. This particular ensemble has been entertaining our audiences for many years; providing an energetic and super slick performance that will have everybody up dancing. The 6-piece band sees the addition of our infamous, dancing horn-section. We can literally keep growing depending on your requirements, so if you fancy the addition of guitar or a rapper, string section or percussion, we are more than happy to add this to our line-up.

“I am proud to say that the musicians I work with in the Toni James Band are some of the best session players in the UK today. Playing for such artists as: Vanessa Mae, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinchy Stryder, Craig David, Spandau Ballet, Corrine Bailey Rae, Cliff Richard, Mica Paris, Solomon Burke and having performed at venues/festivals such as Glastonbury, V festival, the M.E.N, Wembley Arena, the O2 Arena and the Liverpool Echo Arena and the list goes on”

Finally if its jazz and blues you are looking for The Toni James Duo can create a beautiful atmosphere at any dinner or wedding breakfast. The vocal/piano duo has residencies at prestigious venues such as Simply Heathcoat’s, Hope Street Residence Lounge Liverpool, Pizza Express in Heswall, Liverpool and Knightsbridge London and private dinning at The Grosvenor, Chester. The duo has also performed at the Grand National since 2005 to 2009 and Christmas Dinners at Chester Races for the last 3 years.

Set List

Example Set list- Funky Mix...

Set 1...

American Boy
She Said
Closer
Here Come The Girls
Love Machine
Mercy
Grace Kelly
Tears Dry On Their Own into Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Take Your Mamma Out
Streetlife
We Are Family
Sir Duke


Set 2...

Valerie
Poker Face
Single Ladies
Superstition
Never Too Much
September
9 to 5
Blame on the Boogie
Wanna Dance With Somebody
Ain’t No Body
Crazy In Love
I Got A Feeling

Extras- Sex On Fire/Mr Brightside

Lineup

  • 4 piece *Keys, bass and drums
    5 piece *Plus guitar or a horn
    6 piece *Plus guitar and horn or guitar and BV/rapper or 2 piece horn section.
    7 piece *Plus guitar and 2 piece horn section or guitar plus 2 BV’s.
    8 piece *Plus guitar, 2 piece horn section, a BV or guitar plus 3 piece horn section and sound engineer.
    9 piece * Plus guitar, 2 piece horn section, a BV or plus 3 piece horn section or percussion and sound engineer.
    10 piece *Plus guitar, 3 piece horn section, a BV, percussion and sound engineer or no BV and 4 piece horn section.
    Deluxe 12 piece * Keys, bass, drums, guitar, 4 piece horn section, 2 BV’s, percussion and sound engineer

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