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About The Beard

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My name is James Ball, and I'm a musician.

I'm not one for boasting, so telling you how great I am doesn't sit very well with me.

I know I'm good, (cause I get told it often enough), but I just don't buy it, and it doesn't hold any weight with me. I know I'm honest, I know I want your event to knock your friends out, and for them to talk about it years after.

But I'm still just a lad who bought a guitar cause he was too lazy to do "real" work.

With that said, here's a brief bit of history..

I've played music and made a living from it for over 15 years, in this time I've worked with many, many musicians, in many hotels up and down the country, on cruises all over the world, and also had the pleasure of playing bass for US legends Tavares on their 2012 UK Arena Tour with The Four Tops, The Temptations, and The Crystals".

These wonderful experiences have made me very versatile, and I've learned a heck of a lot along the way. What works, what doesn't, how to read a crowd and play what they want before they actually know it themselves.

So, no matter what entertainment you're looking for... A solo performer, duo, trio, swing band, jazz ensemble or all out party band, I can arrange the entertainment to suit your occasion.

From intimate renditions of your favourite songs, relaxed background music, to lively dance floor classics, I'll provide your evening with the ultimate finishing touch.

I'm based in the North West of England, but travel far and wide to provide my clients with the right music for their occasion, from family celebrations, parties and weddings, right the way through to large corporate events.

I'm quite a talkative little fella, so (at the risk of rambling more than I have already here), if you would like more information, have any specific requirements, special requests (first dance/favourite songs) or are interested in booking me as a solo performance or as a band, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to getting to know you

All the best..
James Ball


We need your help!

We don't have any footage of us!

Because we're having too much fun playing for you at our gigs, to be bothered with pressing record on our cameras or phones

So if you've booked the band or the duo and have any footage of us whatsoever, (including solo gigs) could you send it to me please?

Any footage that is used will be receive a free Beard Band badge

And our eternal thanks

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For any enquires please email me at:

Or give me a call on: 07904 125392

Thanks for looking - Have a great day!

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