Born and bred in Pontypridd, South Wales…Welsh (and English) speaking James is proud of his heritage and enjoyed growing up in a large and close knit family.
James has always been in the public eye, as a keen and talented young golfer, he proudly won a place to represent Wales and travelled the world playing World Class golf, eventually turning professional….until his 2008 X Factor appearance directed his career into the world of entertainment!!
From a young age James had always enjoyed entertaining family and friends and it was Jame's mum who sent in the X Factor application form! Since appearing on our TV screens and reaching the final 24 on X Factor 2008…life hasn’t quite been the same for this talented and versatile performer!!
With positive comments from all of the judges throughout his X Factor experience, James made it to the ‘Judges Houses’ Stage in St Tropez. He performed in front of his mentor, Dannii Minogue, Emma Bunton and millions of viewers before finally saying his ‘Goodbyes’ to X Factor and ‘Hello’ to a new life!
James performance embodies the very essence of the cool Michael Buble. He is able to recreate the sounds of Michael Buble effortlessly, yet breathes fresh new fire into the tribute market, by delivering each performance with authenticity by keeping bit of himself in there too! He has the powerful voice that we have come to expect from the welsh, great stage presence, amazing vocal delivery, combine that with his 'Swinging Sexy' Image and you can see why he makes a fantastic tribute to Michael Buble. Just like the real 'Buble' he is a guy that the girls love & many men want to be just like him.
Regular vocal coaching has truly developed his range, and with an ever growing repertoire and upbeat personality, James is completely at home with any size audience…whether it be a small intimate venue, large club or high profile corporate event .The trade mark of Michael Buble is 'Love Songs' This also makes James a popular choice for weddings.….it just seems so natural to sing and entertain!! Due to his amazing vocal background James can provide a totally unique wedding package, which covers all of your entertainment needs from classical,singing in the church or civil ceremony or wedding breakfast, then coming back in the evening to treat your guests to Michael Buble and so much more. Hence Beyond Buble!
Each performance reflects his love for the music and the words…the voice comes from his heart and soul …inspired by ‘Musical Theatre’, Big Ballads’ and ‘Anthems’, James’ powerful voice delivers each number in his own distinctive style. James is now becoming more involved in the creative process of making music and working with musical writers and producers to develop his own unique style……But the delight for James will always be about connecting with a live audience, leaving them feeling uplifted and wanting to hear more means everything to James.
Whether they sing and dance along with him…or just want to listen…. James is happy to be there to entertain and take them away! He will treat you to a night you would expect from Buble himself, including Cry Me a River, Georgia on my mind, Crazy love, Haven't met you yet, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and many more....
James performs solo to orchestrated backing tracks, or for the real 'wow' factor he can be booked with an 8 piece band, the show's are fully self contained with pa & lighting. He carries Public Liability Insurance and all of the equipment is Pat tested.
1 x 45 mins
1 x 60 mins
He can also perform an additional mixed party set if required (Song list available upon request)
1 x 60 mins
2 x 45 mins