Mark James
solo acoustic musician

Latest News

5th March 2018

Loads more new venues coming in 2018 and lots of weddings, parties and functions including Meadowhall in Sheffield, City Ground in Nottingham and a great new restaurant in Nottingham coming soon!

4th January 2018

A happy new year to everybody and I hope to see you at one of my future gigs at some of my regular venues I have been playing at including Copper at West Bridgford and Mapperely, Escabeche at West Bridgford, Three Crowns in Wymeswold, Mansion in Derby and many more. Lots of bookings coming in for my band - Pretty Big Guns so please check us out - see the gig guide.

16th November 2017

I am playing on Christmas Eve and again on New Years Eve at England cricketer Harry Gerney's pub, called The Three Crowns, situated in lovely Wymeswold. This will end the year on a great high rounding off all the fantastic corporate gigs, a multitude of weddings and great band gigs too.

29th August 2017

If you are thinking of a booking in the near future then please get in touch via the enquiry form - Weddings - parties - birthdays - corporate functions - House parties - anytime / any place / anywhere. Now booking for 2018 !! Don't forget my 4 piece cover band too !!

23rd June 2017

I have been booked to play at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham.
I have 2 appearances both at lunchtime while England play South Africa in the test match.

Recently met up with 2 old friends while playing a gig at the Sherwood Forest Centre Parcs venue - as pictured with the storm troopers from that famous film -" I had a bad feeling about it."

Star Wars

11th May 2017

Playing live celebrating 18 years of the Stratford Haven in West Bridgford - Thursday 18th May - 7pm with live music and party.

28th February 2017

Lots of new venues for my solo gigs in March and April. Copper Bar and The Parlour in West Bridgford, Nottingham and Vivo Italian Restaurant in Stapleford. Some new venues for my band the “Pretty Big Guns” (Check us out on Facebook) like the Cannon Pub in Worksop and Brimmington Social Club in Chesterfield. So check out the gig guide for all future band gigs.

Pretty Big Guns   Pretty Big Guns   Pretty Big Guns

3rd January 2017

Looking forward to another successful year - hope to see you all in 2017!

1st November 2016

The band is going from strength to strength even though we only formed mid 2016. We are already securing gigs well into next year so come and see us soon. Check out my gig guide as I will put public dates on there so you can come and check out the 'Pretty Big Guns'.

Pretty Big Guns

28th August 2016

The band has taken to gigging more frequently with a special appearance in the village of Abbotts Bromley . We are helping to celebrate their "Horn Dance" with a gig on the 12th September , most of the village will be in attendance. Also we will be playing at the "Flying Circus" pub in Newark on October 22nd , it's a Month Python themed pub so it should be a lot of fun.

4th July 2016

Pretty Big Guns

Please contact for any future bookings.

13th April 2016

April brings lots of spring weddings and outdoor private parties for people - also corporate bookings like the fun day extravaganza at the Nottingham 'Harley Davidson' site on Saturday April 16th starting early at 11:30am. We have more gigs coming in for the band too. I will devote a page on this website in the summer when we have pics, new dates and live footage.

Thanks to all who came to the Harley Davidson fun day at the Nottingham Robin Hood site - a splendid day was had by all

Harley Davidson

19th March 2016

Bookings are coming in thick and fast for the new band... Our first local Nottingham outing could be at the Hunting Lodge in Barrow on Soar on July 1st - this year - and we have already been booked for New Years Eve too so we can't wait to unleash our electronic noise on the public!

8th February 2016

February brings rehearsals with my new 4 piece band called "Pretty Big Guns". We are a party, pub and wedding band, smartly dressed and playing covers from such bands as Oasis, Marc Bolan, The Kinks, Ocean Colour Scene, Crème, Hendrix and many more. Lots of cools songs like " 20th Century boy" "Sweet Child O' Mine" "You Really Got Me" "Disco 2000" and loads more cool, fun party songs to groove to. Any bookings can be made through this website.

11th January 2016

A happy new year to everyone. . . I hope we all have a great 2016 and make it a great happy prosperous year. I shall be playing many new venues this year and performing at new corporate events and wedding venues across the UK. I will be performing acoustic sets at Vivo Italian restaurant in Stapleford on Valentines day and already have weddings booked at Langar Hall, Ruddington Golf grange, Nottingham County Cricket ground and many many more.

Mark James Acoustic Singer