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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Birmingham Wedding Singer >


Introducing Birmingham Wedding Singer, James Barlow.

Wedding Singer Birmingham

James is a Staffordshire-based singer and DJ who regularly provides wedding entertainment throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands.

James sings some of the best and most well-known tracks from rat pack and swing to motown and soul, right up to current pop and chart music. James' aim at your evening reception is to entertain guests of all ages and get as many people as possible up on to your dance floor.

Also an experienced DJ, James is able to provide you with a full evening of excellent music. See an evening play list from one of James' recent weddings

In addition to his evening singing and DJing, James is able to provide you with some live singing during your wedding breakfast, singing classic tracks from the likes of: Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole, as you and your guests dine. James can even act as your Master Of Ceremonies during the day to provide a complete solution to your day's entertainment.

James provides wedding entertainment at over 80 receptions each year throughout Birmingham and The Midlands. At the end of 2012, James was Runner Up in the West Midlands 'Best live Enterainment' category of the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards. See here for more information about the awards.

West Midlands Wedding Singer

James has played in some of Birmingham and the West Midlands' top wedding venues including:
  • Brierley Hill Civic Centre
  • Clarendon Suites, Birmingham
  • Copthorne Hotel, Dudley
  • Forest Of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Meriden
  • Gables Hotel, Solihull
  • Goldthorn Hotel, Wolerhampton
  • Hogarth's Hotel, Solihull
  • Kings Norton Golf Club, Alvechurch
  • Moxhull Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield
  • Marston Farm Hotel, Sutton Coldfield
  • Mill Hotel, Alverley
  • Paragon Hotel, Birmingham
  • New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield
  • Plough & Harrow Hotel, Birmingham
  • Ramada Hotel, Oldbury
  • Ramada Hotel, Solihull
  • Ramada Hotel, Sutton Coldfield
  • Village Hotel, Dudley
  • Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry 

Wedding Singer Birmingham
Set up at Moxhull Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield. 2012

James, Andy and I are just back from our honeymoon so wanted to take this opportunity to send you an email and say a massive thank you for singing at our wedding.

We, along with all of our guests, were amazed at how brilliant you were; your voice is simply brilliant. I think it says it all when people kept on saying that they couldn't tell when you were singing or if you were playing records. What a compliment hey?

You were fantastic. You kept the dance floor full all night and that's just what we both wanted.

We are so grateful to you for being such a fabulous part of our wedding day. Thank you really doesn't seem enough, all of our friends and family could not stop singing your praises.

Thank you once again
Helen and Andy Lyons
Married at Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield. West Midlands on 2nd November 2012 
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Feel free to use the links above to see and hear what James Barlow could do for you for your Birmingham wedding.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Song Recording >

Your song - recorded!

I am now able to offer a personalised song recording service. I will professionally record the song of your choice and send it to you on a signed CD, personalised with bride and groom names and your wedding date.



This is perfect for hearing me sing your first dance before the day, particuarly if you are learning a choreographed routine. It's also perfect as a surprise wedding day gift for your new husband or wife, or just as a momento of your day for both of you. Your track will be sent electronically as well as on disc so you could even frame your CD to show off at home!

It's not resctricted to first dance tracks either, it can be any special song.

The current cost of this is just £50, including all recording time, your track sent as an MP3 and on personlaised disc.

Contact me for more details.

Subject to song availability and suitability.


Tips for choosing your perfect limo to hire



Before you choose a limo hire company, it’s important to take the time to consider the type of limo you want. Limos come in all shapes and sizes – and different companies will offer different limos that appeal to different people.


That’s why Limo-Scene’s Manchester limo hire experts have compiled this easy to follow list to help you choose the perfect limo.

Ask yourself the following questions and you should easily be able to narrow down your list of potentials and figure out the limo that’s right for you.

What occasion do you need to hire your limo for?
Why is this so important? It will determine how much space you need and the vehicle and services you get.
That’s why you need to ensure the limo is not only everything you want, but is the style you prefer as well.
Make a list of everything you want the limo for the occasion. How long will the trip be? How much do you want to pay? Consider these and you will be able to narrow down your search much more easily.

How many people are you transporting?
This factor is pivotal when you choosing the limo you want to hire. If you have 18 people, for example, you will need a particularly big limo.
And, if your party is small, you’ll want to get a limo that accommodates a much smaller number – because, otherwise, it’s a waste of good limo space.

What kind of limo atmosphere are you looking for?
What vibe are you looking for inside the limo you wish to hire? Do you want to party it up or opt for a sophisticated ride. What am I getting at? Simply that some limos will create a different type of journey.
The H2 Hummer Stretch Limousine, for example, it has a party lounge with lighting to suit, while like Chrysler Stretch Limo, are much more elegant and professional.

What is your budget?
While many people don’t confine themselves to a particular budget, for some, this will determine which limo you can actually afford. Keep in mind your spending limit before leaping into a choice.
What do prices depend on? Well, most companies charge based on miles travelled, meaning the more fuel the limo’s engine uses, the more it will cost.

A final word of caution
Before you pick a specific limo hire company, make sure the cars they operate are safe and legal. Many companies neglect to get the proper paperwork for their vehicles and could be spot checked by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) at any time.
Large vehicles, seating more than eight passengers, require a certificate of Initial Fitness (COIF) to register it. There are more companies operating illegally than you think. It’s therefore well worth your while to check.

Be safe, be legal and have a great time in the luxury limo you hire.