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)