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The Bailey J Band

Live Music Management is very proud to present The Bailey J Band who have performed internationally and throughout the UK including exclusive live performances on BBC Radio.

In 2011 they won Best Wedding Entertainment in The North West at The Industry Wedding Awards

Lead vocalist Toni has supported Mica Paris in Liverpool, Solomon Burke, and Ruby Turner at the Cambridge Fringe Festival and The Kooks at Bar Fly. Toni sang to the Prime Minister Gordon Brown in Whitehall London.

Toni prides herself on creating the perfect atmosphere for every individual occasion. With over a 120 strong repertoire, the great thing about Toni is she can do anything from a back ground jazz and blues set to a upbeat funky pop, soul, R&B and disco set that has EVERYONE up to dance. Toni works with some amazing musicians including Pete Watson who has played keys for Vanessa Mae and Natasha Bedingfield, Jack Stevens a bass player who has supported Lionel Richie and appeared on X Factor, drummer Nigel Williams who played for Cliff Richard and Steve Parry who played with Corrine Bailey Rae and John legend.

Since 2013 The Voice have booked Bailey J as a 'stand in singer’ for the judges to rehearse before the audience and contestants come into the studio. She has sung to Will I Am, Jennifer Hudson,Tom Jones, Kylie, Paloma Faith, Boy George, Ricky Wilson Pixie Lott and Danny Jones!

The band have played five times for Sir Alex Fergusons charity events and in January 2018 the 13 piece band performed underneath Concord for Thomas Cook staff party for the 3rd time. They also played a Thomas Cook Party over in Cyprus.

In April 2018 they played to 8000 people on The Main Stage at The Grand National

If you need to book one of the best function bands in the country for your event, then look no further.

Act Information


The usual line-up is the Five piece band which consists of Drums, Bass, Keys,Gtr and vocals but they can also go out as a Four piece with either Gtr or Keys.

Extra Line-up(s)

The Duo Piano/Guitar and Vocal
6 piece Plus guitar and horn or guitar and BV/rapper or 2 piece horn section.
7 piece Plus guitar and 2 piece horn section or guitar plus 2 BV�s and sound engineer.
8 piece Plus guitar, 2 piece horn section, a BV or guitar

If you have a full day event i.e. a wedding we have a duo (piano and vocal) that can play over the wedding breakfast or dinner and then the funky band for the evening. We have over 100 strong repertoire so no songs will be repeated.

Also included

Quality Lighting System.


North West based and will travel to these areas: Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, Wales, Ireland.

Previous Clients

Launched the new Austin Martin and Bentley models 2006/2007
Grand National and Chester Races 2005 to 2008
Performing to the Prime Minister in Whitehall 2007.
KPMG Summer Ball 2008.
KPMG North West Christmas Party 2008.
Martin Dawes anual conference at Gleneagles 2008.
Liverpool One opening Gala 2008.
Christmas Dinners at The Grovsenor Chester 2006/2008.
Rugby Super League Man Of Steel Awards at Hilton Manchester 2008.
Liverpool FC Xmas party 2006.
National Tourism Awards at St.Georges Hall and Chester Races.
To Richard Brandson at The Empire Liverpool.
The Arena in Singapore 2007.
Weddings across the country at such places as;
Hilbark, Wirral.
Thornton Manor, Wirral.
The Grovsner, Chester
The Lowry, Manchester.
The Radisson, Manchester.
Warwick castle.
Ripley Castle, Harrogate.
The Lodge, Scotland.
Glasgow University, Scotland.
Solsgirth House, Scotland.
Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool.
The Palm House, Liverpool.


Everything went really well with The Band – as usual!!
Please can we book again for Saturday 1 July 2017 for our next Leavers Ball.

-Repton School 2016

A great night by Toni and her band on Saturday.

Can we book her for next year please

-Repton School Ball June 2013

Another amazing night for our Leavers Ball. Dance floor full for 4 hours thanks to Toni and her band. A succesful 5 years for the band at Repton School Leavers Ball and booked for next year too!

-Matt Hill - Domestic Bursar Repton School

Ive just spoken to the centre and theyve been really impressed with the calibre of acts that have been on the events so far. I actually went over myself yesterday and watched a bit of Bailey J and I thought they were really good.

-Nadia Maynineteen Events

"The Bailey J band went down very well, I had chance to see a little of these guys and thought they were perfect for the evening. Both their music and dress code were idea for the Black Tie evening." Young Farmers ABM May 2011

Hi Toni,

I just wanted to thank you and your band so much for playing at our wedding last Monday. You were absolutely brilliant! We've had soooo many comments about how great you all were and how so many people, who generally don't get up to dance, couldn't sit down! My brother, in particular, was bowled over! I've never seen him move so much in my life!

We were so pleased that you were able to play for us as it really did make the day extra special.

Hope your wedding plans are going well and you had a great new year.

See you in July at Tims wedding!

Thanks again

Sian and Luke x
Grosvenor Hotel Chester Dec 08


The band totally made the night and my dad could talk of nothing else the next day. Nearly everyone I spoke to remarked on how good you all were and it was great to have a mix of old and new tracks to get everyone up dancing at some stage in the night. It was also nice to see such an energetic and lively band, who so obviously love what they do for a living.

Thanks ever so much for making the long journey for us - I'll definitely be in touch again should the need arise and will be recommending you to others.

Natalie Woods
Dads surprise 60th- Reading

Thanks so much for Saturday night - you and the band were fabulous. I have received an email of thanks this morning from the client who referred to you guys as "fantastic"! I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Kind regards,

Katie-Senior Events Manager
Team Spirit
Where do I start?! You & Dave's jazz duo blew us away; your incredible voice as I walked down the aisle will stay with us forever. A million thanks for being so flexible and moving from the lawn to play inside - we knew you can never trust the Scottish weather.... At night, you were simply phenomenal. The dance floor was packed from the minute you stepped on stage until the minute you were finally allowed to leave amidst the chants from the crowd. You know you have a special band when your wedding photos are circulating and you find the band in as many photos as the bride!

Thank you for being a part of our amazingly amazing day.
Fiona Campbell & Ernest Muniz (Texas, USA) Wedding, 10th May 2008, Scotland

I've been meaning to do this for ages - I just wanted to say a big Thank You! for playing at our wedding at Crabwall Manor on 10th Aug. Liam and I had a fantastic evening thanks to you and the guys in the band! You were brilliant and so many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it! I don't think Liam and I were off the dance floor for most of the night!
Please thank the rest of the guys in the band for us! Hope you are well!

Nat Stringfellow-Wirral

Many thanks for performing at Clare & Dave's wedding reception, and help make it such a wonderful day and evening. You have the most fantastic voice and both you and your band have an ability to get people's attention, and up onto the dance floor and enjoy themselves. A lot of people were impressed!

Wishing you all the best for the future
Maggie & Adrian Walton-Cotsworld

Just want to thank you for all your hard work, my guests have been extremely pleased with all your performances, your great sense of humour and your energy on stage, and I look forward to booking you again soon.

David Taylor -Business Office, ManagerHeathcotes at Chester Racecourse


I have used The Bailey J Band over the last 4 years for numerous events and have constantly been impressed with their professionalism,reliability, flexibility and ability to create an ambient atmosphere that perfectly suits the event. Toni James is a singer of sublime talent who enchants all with her stunning voice and charm.

Tim Brown,
Events Manager, Hill Dickinson LLP

The Bailey J band played at our Repton School Leavers' Ball on Saturday 28th June 2008. They were fantastic, there is no other word for them. Very obliging, funny, entertaining, patient and played just the right kind of music to suit 17-70 year olds. The Headmaster said in his letter of thanks that the evening was, 'outstanding and a tremendous success', the band certainly contributed to that greatly.
Please thank them for me and I will certainly pass on their name to the many people that have already asked for it.

With thanks again and kind regards

Caroline Harding
Repton School-Derby


Strong female lead band with amazing stage presence.
A duo to a 12 piece. 4 part horns and backing singers and rapper available.
Professional, reliable and great value for money.



50's & 60's
Ella FitzgeraldAt Last
Nat King ColeAutumn Leaves
SupremesBaby Love
Martha and the VandellasDancing In the Street
Ella FitzgeraldEvery Time We Say Goodbye
Peggy LeeFever
Frank SinatraFly Me to the Moon
Judy GarlandGet Happy
The BeatlesHard Days Night
Frank SinatraIt Had To Be You
SupremesKeep Me Hanging On
Frank SinatraLady Is A Tramp
Frank SinatraMy Funny Valentine
Curtis MayfieldPeople Get Ready
Dusty SpringfieldSon Of A Preacher Man
Dusty SpringfieldSpooky
Porgy And BessSummertime
Bic RungaSway
Frank SinatraUnder My Skin
Nat King ColeWhen I Fall In Love

70's & 80's
Dolly Parton9 to 5
Chaka KhanAin�t No Body
The EmotionsBest of My Love
Jackson 5Blame It On The Boogie
Etta JamesCall Me Irresponsible
The TrammpsCar Wash
Julie LondonCry Me A River
Tina TurnerDisco Inferno
Micheal JacksonDon�t Stop Till You Get Enough
ShaniceI Love Your Smile
Bob MarleyI Shot The Sheriff
Stevie WonderI Wish
Stevie Wonder Sir Duke
Kool and the GangLadies Night
LabelleLady Marmalade
Stevie WonderLiving For The City
Michael JacksonMan In The Mirror
Van MorrisonMoondance
Nina SimoneMy Baby Just Cares For Me
Luther VandrossNever Too Much
Nina SimonePut a Spell on You
Michael JacksonRock With You
Jocelyn BrownSomebody Else�s Guy
Randy CrawfordStreet Life
Stevie WonderSuperstition
Soft CellTainted Love
Diana RossUpside Down
Candi StatonYoung Hearts

90's To Present
Alicia KeysAin�t Got You
Christina AguileraAin�t No Other Man
Sam Sparro Black and Gold.
Estelle American Boy.
Duffy Mercy.
Amy Whinehouse Tears dry On Their Own
Mika Grace Kelly
Janet JacksonAll For You
Eryka BaduBag Lady
TweetBoogie Tonight
SadeBy Your Side
KylieCan�t Get You Out Of My Head
Gnales BarkleyCrazy
BeyonceCrazy In Love
Justin TimberlakeCry Me A River
Madeleine PeyrouxDance Me To Your Beauty
BeyonceDeja vu
Nora JonesDon�t Know Why
Lucy PearlDon�t Mess With My Man
Joss StoneFell In Love With A Boy
Sugar BabesFreak
Gill ScottGetting In The Way
SpillerGrove Jet
Alicia KeysHow Come You Don�t Call Me
Pussy Cat DollsI Don�t Need A Man
Angie StoneI Wish I Didn�t Miss You
Alicia KeysIf I Ain�t Got You Baby
Joss StoneJet Lag
DesreeKissing You
Eryka BaduOn And On
Blu CantrellOops
John LegendOrdinary People
Jennifer LopezPlay
SugababesPush the Button
Corrine Bailey RayPut Your Records On
Amy WhinehouseRehab
Justin TimberlakeSexy Back
Mary MaryShackles
Beverly KnightShoulda Woulda Coulda
Eva CassidySong Bird
KylieSpinning Around
LouiseStuck In The Middle
Joss StoneSuper Duper
Destiny ChildSurvivor
Scissor SistersTake Your Mamma Out
Maroon 5 (Kanye West Remix)This Love
Britney SpearsToxic
Erykha BaduTyrone (Live)
Eva CassidyWade In The Water
Macy GrayWhen I See You
Alisha KeysWoman�s Worth
Lauryn HillX Factor
James MorrisonYou Give Me Something
Shola AlmaYou Might Need Somebody

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.

Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)