​​​Biography

The irrepressible Toni James has performed internationally and throughout the UK, touring lounge bars, restaurants and hotels, marquees, back gardens and even the living rooms of the rich and famous! Exclusive live performances on BBC Radio programmes and with chart success in Germany, Toni has gained a reputation as a polished and sophisticated performer. Toni has supported soul legends Mica Paris, Solomon Burke and Ruby Turner; as well as some chart acts; Sleigh Bells, Santo Gold, Ladyhawke and the Kooks. For the last 5 years The Voice have hired Toni James as a 'stand in singer' so the judges can practise before the audience and contestants come into the studio. Toni has sang to Will I Am, Jennifer Hudson, Kylie, Paloma Faith, Boy George, Ricky Wilson Pixie Lott and Danny Jones.

The Toni James Band has the ability to adapt in terms of size/number of musicians so can therefore can be booked as anything from a 4-piece group right up to 13 members or more. The standard line-up of the band consists of vocals, keyboards, bass and drums. This particular ensemble has been entertaining our audiences for many years; providing an energetic and super slick performance that will have everybody up dancing. The 5 piece band includes an amazing male singer/guitarist who is super talented musically and vocally. Or you can choice the 6-piece band sees the addition of our infamous, dancing horn-section. We can literally keep growing depending on your requirements, so if you fancy the addition of guitar or backing vocals, or percussion or even The Toni James Band Dancers we are more than happy to add this to our line-up.

“I am proud to say that the musicians I work with in the Toni James Band are some of the best session players in the UK today. Playing for such artists as: Sia, Kylie Minogue, Beverly Knight, Calvin Harris, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinchy Stryder, Craig David, Spandau Ballet, Cliff Richard, Mica Paris... and having performed at venues/festivals such as Glastonbury, V festival, the M.E.N, Wembley Arena, the O2 Arena and the Liverpool Echo Arena and the list goes on”

Having firmly established ourselves as one of the top acts in the North West, The Toni James Band can often be seen performing at many of the regions premier events and venues. Some of the recent highlights are detailed as follows:

  • Performing at Sir Alex Ferguson’s Charity Golf Day at The Belfry Birmingham, Gala Dinner at the LCC and Charity Event at Hilton Manchester
  • Invited to perform for former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair in Whitehall, London.
  • Performing to Sir Richard Branson on his visit to Liverpool.
  • Delighting over 2000 students at Liverpool University Leaver’s Ball, along side Radio One celebrity DJ Scott Mills, at The Echo Arena.
  • Providing the evenings wedding entertainment for the daughter of Olympic Champion Kriss Akabusi MBE.
  • Performing alongside TV royalty, Ant & Dec to over 2,000 guests at an amazing business awards event.
  • Performing to the cast, press and special guests at the opening night of both Legally Blonde and Hairspray at the Liverpool Empire.
  • Providing the evenings entertainment at The NHS Awards at Blackpool Tower.
  • Rocking with 5,000 students at The Farmers Ball at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
  • Provided floor-filling entertainment at the prestigious Repton School Leavers Ball for the 10th consecutive year!
  • Performed at the launch of Aston Martin DB9
  • 2018 performed to 8000 people on the Main Stage at The Grand National supporting T’Pau
  • 2015/16/18 performed as a 13 piece under a concord for Thomas Cooks Staff Party.
  • 2017 Thomas Cook flew 8 piece band to Cyprus to perform at a Managers Staff Party.
  • 2017 Performed at a wedding in top 10 venues in the world, Lyon France.
  • 2018 Thomas Cook flew The Toni James Band too Turkey to perform at The Trendy Lara.
  • 2017/18 The band performed an 11 dates contract at Titanic’s Christmas Parties

Toni prides herself on creating the perfect atmosphere for every individual occasion. With a repertoire in excess of 120 songs, the band plays a whole host of genres for all ages, ranging from classic RnB, to current pop, soul and disco that is guaranteed to have all your guests up to dance.

"I have worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years, performing at high profile corporate events and weddings.  As the founder of The Toni James Band, I am proud to say that we have gained an enviable reputation within the industry for the exceptional quality of our performances, high energy, professionalism and reliability”.  

​“Our success is attributed to having a simple and clear focus; we remain passionate about live music and passionate about client satisfaction”.

The Toni James Band has the ability to adapt in terms of size/number of musicians so can therefore can be booked as anything from a 4-piece group right up to 13 members or more. The standard line-up of the band consists of vocals, keyboards, bass and drums. This particular ensemble has been entertaining our audiences for many years; providing an energetic and super slick performance that will have everybody up dancing. The 5 piece band includes an amazing male singer/guitarist who is super talented musically and vocally. Or you can choice the 6-piece band sees the addition of our infamous, dancing horn-section. We can literally keep growing depending on your requirements, so if you fancy the addition of guitar or backing vocals, or percussion or even The Toni James Band Dancers we are more than happy to add this to our line-up.