Jimmy James is a soul music superstar. He’s been composing and singing incredible soul tracks since he was 16 years old, in 1964 one of Jamaica’s leading bands The Vagabonds invited him to join them as their lead singer.
Over half a decade later his voice is as powerful as ever, and his stage presence is the thing of legend!
Jimmy’s no stranger to playing to sold out venues and his boundless energy, enthusiasm and authenticity guarantee him a continued collection of fans. When you hire Jimmy James, you’re hiring a whole world of musical experience, enough soul music history to fill an encyclopaedia and a vast back catalogue of hits.
He’s still touring the cabaret circuit and often performs with other classic soul music masters, Clem Curtis, The Drifters and The Four Tops, he’s a firm favourite on the live music scene and is in huge demand as a headline act on luxury cruise liners – lucky Jimmy!
During the 60’s and 70’s Jimmy James and the Vagabonds performed in venues throughout the UK and were regular headliners at The Marquee in London during the early 1960’s. They spent so much time away from their home in Jamaica that they eventually moved permanently to the UK where they continued to write and perform hits that are still hugely familiar today.
Jimmy James has a spectacular musical history and has worked with many of the incredibly talented musicians of our time; Percy Sledge, Rose Royce, The Who, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bobby Womack, the list is endless. He was the first ever live performer on BBC’s Top of the Pops, we did mention he has huge historical value didn’t we?
His hits ‘I Go Where The Music Take Me’ and ‘Now Is The Time’ are still motivating audiences to pull their best disco diva moves and dance round their handbags.
For further information and to book Jimmy James, call the Big Foot Events team now on 01253 351100 we are more than happy to help.