A former signed artist to Stock, Aitken & Waterman, James Franklyn has an awesome soulful voice combined with a warm entertaining personality
James is able to personalize your event, wedding or function and will tailor his set to your requirements, even learning that `special song` or your first dance number to perform live on the day
Want to mix the music up? this is no problem - James can also perform a vast range of other material from a superb swing/buble set to current chart hits including The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Script etc
James uses a top quality `adlib audio` PA and lighting system to ensure that his performance is delivered to the highest standards
A true professional singer and great guy
who is consistently recommended and rebooked by clients, for a show that will leave you and your guests shouting for more, book James Franklyn!
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'We saw James for the first time in 2010. We've gone to all of his local gigs and we just love him. We always said that if we ever got married we wanted James to perform at our wedding. We finally got married last week and James truly put on a spectacular performance for us. He wowed all our friends and family. We knew James would be absolutely fab on the night and he certainly was. He made our wedding reception even more special, a night we'll never forget! Thank you James.'
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you..... You really are a star. You said don't worry everything will be good and you were so right. You made our wedding party perfect. Lots of request for your no. Since. I'm sure we will see you again somewhere. But we saw you first. Also a big thank you to tony the DJ he kept everyone on their feet between your slots . We wish you all the best and thank you once again.
Where do I start. I've been receiving emails and texts all day saying what a good time everybody had. What a magic you night you gave us!!!!! These sort of nights can never be repeated because you lad gave us the best night ever so thank you again my friend
Just wanted to say thank you for your amazing sets on Monday. We were absolutely delighted with the surprise singing and the evening set. Our first dance certainly went down well and was brilliant!! We can't thank you enough for helping to make our day so special and memorable and we have had loads of comments from friends and family saying how great you both were. Thanks again, Michelle and Dave
Just a quick message to thank you for a fantastic evening at our wedding on May 30th at The Sun Pavilion, Harrogate. Everyone had a great time and we've have received such fantastic comments about your set and the music. Please pass our thanks to Tony as well - we had a brilliant evening and danced the whole evening. We'll definitely keep in touch and remember you for any future events.
Hi Neil I would just like to say that we had a great night on saturday. James was brilliant and had everyone on the dance floor. He was very professional and entertaining and we will certainly like to have him back at our clubhouse in the future
I just wanted to say how amazing you were at Greg and Helen's wedding on Saturday 10.05 at the seacote hotel in Cumbria. I was delighted to be there and witness your performance it was truly amazing! I was sat at the top table as I was Greg's Best Man so I had the perfect view watching you. Sensational, well done and don't ever stop singing!!
Hi James. I just wanted to contact you personally to say a very very big personal THANK YOU. You made Sunday a truly memorable and special occasion and absolutely everyone, from the 8 year olds to the 80 year olds, have been singing your praises and have not stopped talking about what a fantastic singer you are. We are just genuinely disappointed that you live as far away as you do as I think quite a few of us have become life long fans after Sunday and would have loved to see more of you singing. Next party, eh?! My lovely Mum’s only upset was that she was not able to get up and dance with the rest of us, she thought you were phenomenal. So again, from all of us but Jake, Steven and me in particular, thank you so much for driving all that way to join us and for being the superb singer and charismatic personality that you are – we will never forget Sunday or the part you played in making it so fantastic. With very very best wishes and a genuine hope that our paths cross again some time in the future…
Hi James Just to say a very big thank you for performing at the wedding of our daughter Kate and new son-in-laws Andrew on Saturday 17th May 2014 at the Alicia Hotel. It was truly amazing, very professional and you had everybody on the dance floor bopping all the time. We only wish we could do it all again next weekend Once again many thanks
Just a quick note to thank you for singing and entertaining at our daughter Rea's wedding on the 24th April. Firstly, I would like to thank you for being so punctual and professional during the booking process and secondly for the way you just turned up at the venue and got all set up without any fuss. It was a pleasure to meet you and a big thank you for the discretion used as it was a surprise that you were entertaining the bridal party and only myself and partner knew about it! From the opening number to the last you had everyone involved and thoroughly enjoying themselves and certainly got the party started. We've never been to a wedding where a singer entertained the guests during the breakfast and i for one was a little anxious as to how it would go down. I needn't have worried and wouldn't hesitate in booking you for another occasion. Our guests are still talking about the huge difference it made to the day having you to perform Thank you sincerely for fitting in around the wedding with timings, (that was a big big help on the day) and i personally thank you for being so professional yet flexible on the day.
HI NIC, WE HAD JAMES FRANKLYN AT OUR CLUB ON SAT 1ST MARCH AND I WOULD LIKE YOU TO PASS OUR THANKS TO HIM FOR MAKING IT A SUPERB EVENING. HE HAD THE AUDIENCE IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND WITH HIS SINGING, AND HIS CONFIDENT PATTER WAS A JOY. YET AGAIN ANOTHER GREAT ACT BOOKED THROUGH YOURSELVES MADE SURE EVERYBODY HAD A GREAT NIGHT AND WENT HOME HAPPY. THANKS AGAIN NIC---
Hi Lorna I would just like to say a very big Thankyou for James franklyn. He made my ladies night a great success all the ladies had a great evening. So Thankyou and Thankyou. For all the help you and your company gave me with all my questions and made the whole experience a very good one. I would differently use your company again.
We first saw james sing at our friends wedding in stratford upon avon during 2011. Myself and Louise knew from the moment we heard him sing that James would be our only choice of entertainer for our wedding day which took place in August 2013. We actually booked James before anyone or anything else, even a venue. First off he is a great guy who is a real gentleman to talk to and a pleasure deal with. James' voice is out of this world and he is immensely talented. During our wedding breakfast he sang soul and Motown while our guest just sat back and enjoyed their food and drink. It added so much to our day having james there singing for us. I must mention the highlight of his wonderful performance was when he sang Nessun Dorma……..Spine tingling, breathtaking, stunning, truly out of this world. The whole room sat motionless for the whole song ! Thanks again James i can't thank you enough and i hope that we're luck enough to hear you sing again one day.
'Firstly, James is a really nice, genuine and friendly guy. He is a truly amazing singer - a true professional entertainer with a powerful but easy on the ear voice rendering raucous pop to soft ballads with equal feeling and clarity. James' range of songs were for every age group and James and Tony got the young and old jiving and swinging on the dance floor. If you have not booked James yet please do so - you will have a wonderful evening of entertainment. So a Big Thank You to James and also a Big Thank You to DJ Tony another professional entertainer
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding in September. You and the band were absolutely fantastic. Many guests have commented that you were the best entertainment they had seen at a wedding. Thanks also for playing 'As Time Goes By' for Matthew's Nan. It was the highlight of her day and she's still talking about it now!
Dear James, We just want to say a huge Thank you for performing at our wedding. I had been searching for months previous to the wedding for the perfect singer to tie in with our music wedding theme. You did not disappoint. You are a true professional and have a fantastic voice and know how to keep the party going. Loved your rendition of Blurred Lines. From old school to new school, It was all just brilliant.. :) Everyone commented on how entertaining you were and how much fun they had. We can honestly say you made our wedding day even more special than it already was and we will be recommending you to everyone we know that is getting married. Our wedding day was amazing and we have you to thank for making it extra special. If anyone is looking for a wedding singer then don't doubt , book James Franklyn today. Good luck for the future and keep singing James. :) Thanks once again Love Andrea and James Lewis
Just wanted to say a massive thanks to you for your absolutely professional and spectacular performance at my wedding. From contacting you initially through to the actual evening you communicated all the way making sure what I wanted is what I got. I had a lot of people asking who you were as they thought you were fantastic. Thanks for your hard work in making it a great night with a difference and a personal touch from yourself Michelle & Simon
What a great evening good time had by all. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to friends and family. You really know how to make a party swing, our legs are still aching from all the dancing ! Thanks again James.
Thank you for an amazing performance what a brilliant voice an absolutely top class man it was a great pleasure to meet you a perfect icing on the day can't thank you enough sorry we only have one daughter but will definitely be in touch for our ruby wedding in 2015
It was an absolutely amazing night and would not have been the same without you... Lots of my plans were last min but as soon as I heard you I had to book you straight away before I missed out... All my guests have said it was an absolutely amazing day and night and they are all amazed at how good you are... You are still the talk of the evening and it was all just perfect.. Thank you so much for making it an amazing day and giving us a perfect first dance that we will never forget and will always be precious to us... And thanks to Tony who played some great songs and kept the party going...
Hi James We had James come along and do a couple of sets at our wedding reception and he was awesome! Trust us if you have a party and you want some entertainment you need to book James - he got the dance floor full in seconds and kept the party going throughout, he has a cracking voice and is a genuinely nice guy. To put it simply 'he rocks'. Thanks James!! Unforgettable night! Sar & Rich
James franklin was truly AMAZING! We hired him for our wedding on the 14th of June and I have never seen a dance floor so full! He engaged with all the guests and everyone said he was fantastic. His DJ Tony also did a great job by giving us great music to dance to between sets. I just need to organise a party just to hire him again. If you are looking for an amazing singer who can engage with everyone and keep you on your feet James is the man! Thank you for a wonderful evening. Serena and Dale
James, I can't thank you enough for making the wedding evening so special for us. Everyone really enjoyed you and your fantastic band so very much. The music was fabulous and you all worked so hard ensuring we all had a wonderful time. I really hope that we all will have the pleasure of seeing you perform again sometime, we loved every moment.
Where do I begin to sing the praises of James Franklyn? From the start, he was not just a ‘wedding singer,’ he was an integral part of my daughter’s wedding day. It began when he sung ‘You Raise Me Up’ in the church whilst my daughter and her new husband signed the register. There was hardly a dry eye in the church and even the vicar commented that this was one of the happiest weddings she had witnessed. Similarly, when we arrived at the venue, James entertained the guests at the drinks reception whilst we all disappeared for a mountain of photographs. Nothing was too much for him. He came to our rescue by becoming the ‘quiz master’ when we decided not to inflict the torture of having to give a speech on our new, and extremely nervous and shy, son in law. During the evening, James kept the dance floor full of happy guests by singing a variety of songs that fully entertained both the young and old alike (he’s a mean dancer as well!!). Everyone commented about how much they had enjoyed the day and James played a large part in this. I heartily recommend him to anyone who is having a family ‘do.’ Thanks again for making a memorable day even more special.
Thank you so much for performing at Sherees 50th party . You were excellent , everybody loved you. You were professional , great singer, the song choices were brilliant. Great party atmosphere with your compere skills and sense of humour . We all had a great night , especially Sheree , thank you again,
Just wanted to write and say how amazing you were on Saturday! Our wedding party was fabulous and a massive part of that was down to you. Our guests were dancing all night and we received some great comments about you. Once again thank you so much James for helping to make our wedding party a night never to be forgotten. Best wishes for the future Laura & Kristian
Hi James Thank you so much for helping make our day so very special, You were fantastic!!! Friends kept coming up to us and saying 'omg he's Brilliant where did you find him..' So well done you definitely made the night! Thanks again
Dear James I would like to thank you for the excellent entertainment you provided on the day of my daughter's wedding 30th March 2013. It is now almost a week later and everyone is still talking about you. It was a real surprise even to the groom,no one in the room knew what was about to happen you really had them fooled that you were the head waiter then you astonished them all with your wonderful voice you had them all captivated. Also thank you for singing happy birthday to Granny Dot you really made an old lady very happy. You made the day, you are worth every penny and more. I will recommend you to all my friends. Thank you once again
We had to plan our U.K. wedding from 2,000 miles away in Tenerife and we really wanted to wow our guests with some special entertainment, we browsed the internet looking for a professional singer who would sound really good but we were very wary as most singers claim to be amazing and professional, we found your site and listened to the tracks that you had recorded on there and we were amazed at your voice, we knew you were just perfect for our day. Thank you so much for your professionalism, and punctuality, all our guests are still talking about how wonderful it was to have you singing during our wedding breakfast and again at our evening disco. Everyone was familiar with the songs that you chose to sing and many guest sang along with you. We would also like to thank Tony your D.J. who completed our evening with his range of songs for both the younger guests and more mature ones. He was always able to accommodate all requests and never once said that he didn't have the record required. We will be seeing you again at the next family function as we are sure we have set the standards for all the family and friends to follow. Thank you once again James for making our day so perfect, we highly recommend you.
Well, it's been nearly two years since you amazed us and our guests at our wedding but we've had so much going on that it's only now we've finally had the chance to say a proper thank you. When we first heard you sing, we knew from that moment that we wanted you to perform at our wedding, but seeing that you were based in Liverpool, we never thought it would happen. I couldn't believe my luck when you said you could come down to Kent. From the initial query process, to booking, to the actually day, everything was so easy and straightforward. We honestly couldn't have chosen a better entertainer, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are the talk of our wedding, and even to this day, people regularly tell me how fantastic you were and that they've never been to a wedding with everyone up dancing before the speeches! It was an amazing day but made perfect by having you there to sing for us. We really cant thank you enough. Be sure to let us know if you are ever down in Kent again and we will be sure to come and see you. We owe you a few drinks :o) Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again! With Love from Leah and Ben. Married on 30/04/2011
If I could describe James Franklyn in one word it would be "priceless" after listening to audio clips online & reading testimonials we were very excited to have James performing at our wedding party & boy did he deliver. I find at party's you get those that can dance, those that want to dance, those that want to dance but are to shy/feel silly and those that just point blank don't want to dance, well James' voice, variety & choice of songs made even the I don't want to dance group come and join us all on the dance floor. We had a truly memorable evening thanks to James and his DJ Tony and are looking for an excuse to book them again, I really cannot put into words how much fun we had, sensational and never forgotten all the best and many thanks X
Hi James, I hope you are well. I just want to say an absolutely massive thank you for your fantastic singing at our wedding!! Your voice is amazing, plus you are a really great entertainer and were fantastic at creating a happy, relaxed, party atmosphere. Without exception, every guest commented to us about how great you were. Loads also mentioned how never before had they been to a wedding where people were up and dancing 30 mins after the ceremony, before they had even eaten! Without doubt dancing to your fantastic singing, in the afternoon sunshine, with loads of my guests, was a wonderful highlight of my wedding day! I feel so lucky to have stumbled across your site on the internet, and could not possibly recommend you more highly! Many, many thanks, Danielle
Thank you for the excellent singing and entertainment at Julie and Phil's wedding on Friday 17th August at Hothorpe Hall. It was a real treat to have you singing while we had the wedding breakfast and the evening disco was perfect. A big thank you Christine and Peter Menhennett (parents of the bride)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you. All the guests were surprised, and none more than the groom. It was amazing and all the guests loved the performance. You have an amazing voice. Sue
Hi James, just thought I'd email to say a huuuuggee thank you for the fab entertainment at our wedding on 28th July. You were absolutely incredible, we loved every single minute of both of your performances and so did our guests, we've had lots and lots of comments from people saying how brilliant you were. Thank you also for singing 'My Girl' for my Dad and I, it was such a special moment. Sorry I didn't get chance to say thank you on the day. Thanks again Kate and Jamie
Hope you had a safe journey home James, can't thank you enough for singing at my birthday bash. Great idea of yours to sing during the meal it worked so well and got everyone in the right mood, I think everyone would agree you made the evening Many many thanks Karen
Hi Neil I just wanted to say how fantastic James was at our recent wedding, he has a fantastic voice and stage presence and lots of our guests have since commented on how fantastic he was too. He definitely got people up dancing! .....I will say again though how pleased we were with James, always a risk doing things online but it really paid off this time. He was fantastic!!! Thanks, Becky Bell
Just a message to say how absolutely amazing james franklyn was for our wedding yesterday, James - everyone was full of your praise and amazed at your voice, you truly made a fab day the best!!! there are not enough thank yous!! we will be seeing you again!
Hi James Just wanted to say thank you so much for the excellent entertainment on the evening of Sunday 27th may 2012. I really enjoyed your singing you have an excellent voice and you have had all my guests talking about you! I wish we could have the wedding again just so I could have all the best bits again, one of them being your singing! You did an excellent job of the first two slow songs thanks so much! Is there any chance I could order a CD off you? If you have it available with the songs you sang on the evening that would be great, if not a standard CD which you already have made would be great. Let me know! Thanks also to Garston Entertainment and your DJ which have both been great. Will be recommending you and Garston to friends. Take care and all the best Emma & Darryl MacDonald
Hi James We would just like to thank you very much for last night it was great and we all had a brilliant time you where fantastic and we will be sure to contact you again in the future for any partys we have :) thanks again regards Alex and dannny
James thank you so much for making our evening so great, we all had a brilliant time and the music was just fantastic. James is a lovely guy and was very accommodating to anything we wanted and really delivered in making our evening special. I have had lots of comments from friends and family about that music and how great James was. thanks you so much and I’m sure we will defiantly see you again :-) . regards Alex and Danny - west Sussex
A huge thank you to James Franklyn who was fantastic at our wedding on 15 July at Auberge, Southport. James was a star performer and he made the evening so perfect. We loved every minute, he was brilliant! Everybody loved him and have been raving about him since! We will definitely be recommending James to others. Thanks again! Mr & Mrs Judge x
“ James has a truly unique voice and his performance made our wedding day. He sung all night to a packed dance floor and kept the crowd going with a mix of old school classic and modern hits. We would like to thank James for making our big day unforgettable. We would not hesitate to book James again…just brilliant”
So were back home...did not want to leave. Had such a good time. The wedding could not of gone any smoother...Thank you so much for the part you played in making our day so so special. I couldnt of been happier when you started to sing on the roof!! All the guests absolutely loved it and they havent stopped talking about it, especially when thats amoree came on. That is a memory i will never forget. I dont know whether you could see but we were all up on our chairs dancing!! Me and the bridesmaids had a dance on the grass in between courses as well haha. Thank you once again, we our so pleased we picked you to be apart of our special day. We will be seeing you on our babys christening when they arrive haha. Oh by the way John rang garston and was singing your praises to them also. Take Care Love Steph x
Hi James Just wanted to say thank you for last night. You were excellent, we have had so many good comments about the whole evening. I believe one of the Weston Hall staff have booked you and I have a friend who is interested too! So thanks again for making our night special. Kind regards Sam and chris
"From the moment we listened to a couple of James's tracks we knew he was the one we wanted at our wedding and his performance still far outweighed our expectations, his performance was truly outstanding. Never once was there space on the dancefloor and he has been the hot topic of conversation for all our guests since that night. The most memorable moment was when James sang our first song which totally blew us away and some guests thought it was the original track being played !! An absolutely true professional and outstanding performer"
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding so amazing! You were brilliant. All everyone commented on all night was how great you were and how personal you made it all. We loved our first dance song and also the other song you did at Gareth's request. Everyone has taken your number and I am sure they will all be booking you for their parties. To anyone else who might read this and is looking for a wedding singer I can only say that once they have read this they don't need to look any further. James is the BEST! Thanks again,
Hi James Just wanted to say how very much we enjoyed your entertainment on Sat 16th and the Con Club in Kent for my 60th Birthday. Everyone was commenting on how brilliant you were. I have now been asked to go on the entertainments committee ha ha. Thank you for coming all the way down south, we hope to see you again sometime.
Hi I just wanted to email you to say what a great night we had. Everyone thought you were great and sang a great mix of music. I would definitely recommend you to anyone and if we have any events in the future I will give you a call.
Good Morning, I would like to thank you for your help with choosing our entertainment this year and must say that it went off really well with our employee’s. James was excellent and a very nice man. He voice is lovely and he really knew how to work the audience, so please send him my thanks. I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. With regards Wendy
Hi James Gary and myself would like to say a 'huge' thank you for the entertainment you provided at our wedding on Saturday. All our guests loved it and we were so chuffed to see the dance floor full all night. You was definitely money well spent and i cant stop recommending you! It was a night to remember thanks to you! Jodie & Gary Corbett
Hi Neil Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how impressed we all were with James Franklin. We will certainly be booking him again Regards Ruth Ruth Goldsworthy Hospitality Manager Circus Casino Liverpool
Hi James, Just to say a big thank you for making our wedding celebrations memorable. Your performance all night was first class, and everyone enjoyed you, and i know some will book you in the future. Also thanks for making a fuss of Chloe. Best wishes Paula & Chris Hargreaves
Dear James, Thank you SO much for singing at our wedding at Bickleigh Castle. You really are the bees’ knees – so I now need to figure out a good excuse to have another party – so we can have you down again! I am sure we will meet again at one of our wedding anniversaries – but if you hit the really big-time between now and then, promise me that your prices won’t go up too much Very many thanks, and all the best for the future!
I would highly recommend James Franklyn - his singing was amazing - he set the tone of the day wonderfully. More than that he takes into account what you want. He sang during the day offering background music and his evening set catered to everyone - the dance floor was full all night long. James and the DJ were great people also who made everybody feel comfortable and added to special day. All of our guests spoke very highly of the entertainment package I would not recommend somebody lightly that has such an important role in your day but would feel extremely comfortable that you would be delighted with what he brings
Dear James, we would just like to thank you for making our night so special. You’re a fantastic singer/ entertainer and a really nice bloke with it, everyone raved about how great you were and we think your fan club has many new members! We look forward to finding a new reason to book you and will not hesitate to recommend you. Best Wishes x
We had been to a birthday party when we first heard you sing, from that moment we knew you would be perfect for our wedding.You are amazing, and you knew how to work the guests up fom the very beginning.You made it very easy for us to choose our entertainment ,as you are not just a brilliant singer and entertainer ,but a top class dj as well,so we got the whole package with you. James, your professionalism, talent catered to our needs. We are so pleased with our choice ,we would highly highly recommend you to others,and we are going to use you again for our first wedding anniversary bash. James we cannot express enough how delighted we are ,you made our wedding evening go with a bang. You where perfect. Thank you so, so much.
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding and for being the 'icing on the cake' of what had already been a truly fantastic day. Having seen you perform before the wedding, we had no doubts that we had picked the right music and singer for our wedding to suit our taste and that of so many of our friends and family members. Our expectations were really high, but not only did you surpass our expectations but our guests were absolutely bowled over to. Since the wedding, friends and family members, from teenagers through to the most mature of our guests have continued to remind us, not that a reminder was required that your performance was brilliant. The balance between the sets built up perfectly from swing and soul to listen to and warm up the dancing shoes, right through to music to dance our socks off to! If there is anything that we can do, beyond already having told lots of people how brilliant you were, we would be happy to oblige. Other people should have the benefit of memories such as ours Thank you doesn't really do it justice, but thanks again.
“We hired James for our wedding reception and he did a fantastic job. He is a consummate professional and had everyone up and dancing the whole night. All of our friends said how good the singer was. We went for the gold package and the 2 live sets were interspersed with a disco. He asked us what we wanted, played the songs we asked for, got the wedding party up and dancing and entertained us all night. I’d recommend him to anyone"
"It is difficult to choose a singer when you haven’t seen or heard them in person, but our instincts were spot on when we decided to choose James to sing at our wedding. He was always helpful in correspondence leading up to the day, and didn’t disappoint when we met him for real. Totally professional, helpful and with a brilliant voice, everyone commented on how great he was and his version of Lady Gaga’s Pokerface is now legendary! Thanks James for creating an amazing atmosphere, and for exceeding all expectations." Hope you're well, and that business is going well. Thanks again,