As a highly in-demand performer, we were fortunate enough to grab the opportunity to chat to the sensational Kiki James about his experience in the wedding circuit! This talented acoustic soloist is a true expert in delivering sparkling performances that’ll make a long-lasting impression on your guests, making your event the night of the year. With a phenomenal repertoire bursting with over 2,000 songs, Kiki’s genre-spanning renditions are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Who is Kiki James?
“A full-time musician since leaving school, I have over 14 years of performance experience and professional communication.”
Give us a wow fact about you!
“I spent 8 years as leading lounge entertainer for Royal Caribbean International, with a repertoire of over 2500 songs.”
What can a wedding couple/client expect when they book you?
“A detailed and customised live music package with very personal communication, world-class solo performance and memorable moments. I also do a free recorded demo of your aisle entrance and/or first dance songs.”
Do you offer an optional extras?
“I offer an optional DJ Service (to keep suppliers and equipment minimal!), as well as a saxophone accompaniment available on request.”
Which song is your favourite to perform?
“Easy. ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ by Chris Stapleton.”
Which is the song you can always rely on to fill the dance floor?
“‘She’s So Lovely’ by Scouting For Girls or ‘Take Your Mama Out’ by Scissor Sisters.”
Top requested song?
“‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘All Of Me’ by John Legend and, of course, ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis.”
Top choice for a first dance song?
“‘Maybe’ by James Arthur is a great one!”
Favourite sing a long song?
“‘Take On Me’ by A-Ha! never fails to get the crowd going.
What inspired you to be a musician?
“Probably listening to old classic rock with my Dad!”
What’s the best thing about a being performer?
“I’d say the freedom to enjoy life and making unforgettable memories for people.”
… and what’s the worst?
“Being told at every gig that you should go on TV Talent Shows…”
Most memorable moment of your career as a performer?
“Touring with Tenors Of Rock (BGT) and performing several high-end premier league footballer’s private events is definitely up there too!
Weirdest moment/thing that’s happened at a wedding/event?
“A regrettably non-humorous best-man speech that went on for 45 minutes… it all just got a bit weird…”
If you weren’t a performer, what would you be doing?
“Teaching or developing property. A bit of an eclectic mix.”
Top tip for anyone booking wedding/party entertainment?
“Create memorable moments for your guests, things that will be forever remembered as unique to you – and never let the music stop!”
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Thank you so much for taking the time to chat, Kiki! You can get more information on this amazing musician below: