Chris James is an award-winning vocalist and entertainer, based in the North East. His musical repertoire spans across the decades, from modern day hits to well-known and loved classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and continues to captivate audiences old and young, throughout the North East and across the UK.
Chris is most at home covering toe-tapping swing numbers from some of the world’s greatest talents, most notably Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack pals. Whether taking to the stage with a live band or as a self-contained act, his passion for this popular and treasured genre of music shines through each and every performance he delivers, never failing to get his audiences up on their feet.
During a 20-year career, Chris has performed in some of the country’s top theatres as part of old time music hall and Las Vegas-themed shows and those dedicated to war-themed sing-a-long entertainment. His Matt Monro and Neil Diamond tribute acts have earned him a reputation as one of the region’s best-loved entertainers and continue to attract crowds within the local club circuit and at esteemed events and functions.
He is also an established name in the world of TV and film, appearing in hit BBC and ITV shows, including Downton Abbey, Vera and the Bafta-nominated I Daniel Blake, and working alongside notable entertainers such as Graham Norton, Frank Carson and Michael Barrymore. Major hotel clients include Best Western Hotels, Mercure Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Park Resorts, Park Leisure and Haven Holidays.
Dedicated to his craft and the quality of his performances, Chris is a well-respected and liked entertainer, known not only for his professionalism and experience, but for his warm personality and memorable stage presence, making him the perfect choice for any venue.