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James Forde

As a renowned musician James Forde will leave your audience exhilarated and wanting more, having been performing for over 16 years.


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Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Take On Me – A-Ha
Ironic – Alanis Morrisette
I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Sloop John B – Beach Boys
I Feel Fine – The Beatles
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Help – The Beatles
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles
Hi Ho Silver Lining – Jeff Beck
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
You May Be Right – Billy Joel
All The Small Things- Blink 182
Dammit – Blink 182
Lonely Boy – Black Keys
Blowing In The Wind – Bob Dylan
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Always – Bon Jovi
Father & Son – Cat Stevens
Yellow – Coldplay
The Scientist – Coldplay
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
Cannonball – Damien Rice
The Blowers Daughter – Damien Rice
The Horses – Darryl Braithwaite
Jolene – Dolly Parton
American Pie – Don Maclean
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – Eric Bogle
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People
59 Sound – Gaslight Anthem
Great Expectations – Gaslight Anthem
Faith – George Michael
When I Come Around – Green Day
Throw Your Arms Around Me – Hunters & Collectors
Country Roads- John Denver
Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
Jackson – Johnny Cash
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Naive – The Kooks
Lightning Crashes – Live
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Kids – MGMT
Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
Punching In a Dream – Naked and Famous
Rocking In The Free World – Neil Young
Hey Hey My My – Neil Young
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Wonderwall – Oasis
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Umbrella – Rhianna
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
King Of The Road – Roger Miller
Angie – Rolling Stones
Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones
Jumping Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Wild Horses – Rolling Stones
Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Teenage Dreams – The Undertones
One – U2
With Or Without You – U2
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Black Velvet Band – Trad.
The Galway Shawl – Trad.
Fields of Athenry – Trad.
Spancil Hill – Trad.
Wild Rover – Trad.
Irish Rover – Trad.
Whiskey In the Jar – Trad.
Red Rose Cafe – Trad.
Rare Auld Times – Trad.
Leaving of Liverpool – Trad.
Molly Malone – Trad.
Mountain Dew – Trad.
Tell Me Ma – Trad.
Wild Colonial Boy – Trad.
The Foggy Dew – Trad.
Green Fields of France – Eric Bogle
Go Lassie Go – The Clancy Brothers
The Rising of the Moon – The Dubliners
Las Vegas In the Hills of Donegal – Goats Don’t Shave
Galway Girl – Steve Earle
Grace – Luke Kelly
The Town I Loved So Well – Luke Kelly
Raglan Road – Luke Kelly
Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
Rainy Night In Soho – The Pogues
N-17 – Saw Doctors
I Useta Lover Her – Saw Doctors


James Forde has been entertaining audiences all over the UK, Ireland, Canada, and Australia for over 16 years. Having first started performing at the age of 14 in pubs and clubs around England and Ireland with his father, himself a renowned musician in Ireland and the UK, James has since brought his own unique acoustic take on well-known songs to venues around the world. Also an established singer / songwriter, James could last be heard promoting his latest EP on RTE radio (Ireland).

Whether he is performing to crowds of thousands at festivals, or in intimate surroundings, James always leaves audiences exhilarated and wanting more!


‘I was looking for a quality Acoustic Guitarist to keep my customers happy while they socialised and ate and drank with friends so I stumbled upon James. I was not disappointed and neither were my customers! Within 2 weeks, I had new regulars coming just to hear James play instead of him being the atmospheric background music, he became a pull for my customers crossing my doorway! A shame he decided to up and leave or else he would still be playing at O’Neill’s, Leeds!’

Iain Gibson – General Manager

O’Neils (Leeds, UK)

‘James has been a regular performer at the Irish Centre in Leeds for over a decade, and we have never been disappointed. Customers regularly look out for his next performance and our only regret is that he is no longer here to keep gigging for us!’

Tommy McLoughlin – Manager

Irish Centre (Leeds)

‘We were looking for a solo act to keep our drinkers happy, and boy were we happy to have had James. He played here as a resident for 6 months and he was a fantastic addition to the team. Customers stayed longer than ever because they had such a great time when James was playing. We were sorry to see that muso go.’

Tom Gibson – Manager

Sherlock Holmes Pub (Edmonton, Canada)