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James Hollingsworth

James Hollingsworth is a professional guitarist/singer-songwriter based in the UK South West, performing nationally and teaching locally.


Ace guitarist and acclaimed song-writer James Hollingsworth plays a great range of music from folk and blues to rock and psychedelia. He is incredibly talented both as a vocalist and guitarist, with a mean harmonica style to boot.

"guitar wizard" - 5 Best gigs - The Independent

"Great original stuff from this songmeister, James is a true talent, refreshingly inventive and accessible." - The Queen's Head, Monmouth

“A Marvel!” - Rose and Crown, Charlbury

“truly a phenomenal experience” – Barry 'The Fish' Melton

"A true exponent of the modern British singer/songwriter - a real gem" - Monmouthshire Music

"if you get a chance, see James play as soon as possible..." - The Wiltshire Ocelot

"folky, soulful, insightful, emotional and his audience banter was there in spades" - The Wiltshire Ocelot

"a solo singer/guitarist full of charisma and star quality" – Get Ready to Rock

"rich vocals, excellent guitar and great humour" – Get Ready to Rock

"awestruck by his powerful lyrics, haunting melodies and refreshing onstage chat" - TSMRadio.net

"one of the best song writers in the country." - Bristol Rocks

"extraordinary vocal and a genius guitar player." - Seend Acoustic Club

“exciting, stimulating and versatile evening of self penned numbers” - The Queens Head, Monmouth

“James is very special and continues to receive rave reviews wherever he plays" - Queens Head, Monmouth.

“James has always impressed us with his thoughtful & lyrical songs. Superb singing & delicate guitar work make for a captivating performance.” Seend Acoustic Club

“guitar maestro” - Ragged Trousered Folk, Hastings

“This Saturday at The Rose & Crown, we welcome back ace guitarist James Hollingsworth, He plays a great range of music from folk and blues to rock and psychedelia. His Pink Floyd evening last year was incredible! Prepare to be entertained!” - Rose and Crown, Charlbury

“ace guitarist James Hollingsworth plays a great range of music from folk and blues to rock and psychedelia. Prepare to be entertained!” - Rose and Crown, Charlbury

“James never fails to surprise and delight with his many-textured music. Always a great favourite at the Club” - Seend Acoustic Club

“we are pleased to welcome back the wonderful James Hollingsworth. No-one puts more thought and feeling into his songs than James, building up the texture of his pieces like a work of art. With his beautiful vocals, and his careful and precise guitar playing, James is a consummate performer." - Seend Acoustic Club

"incomparable" – Seend Acoustic Club

"A popular visit, James' original tunes never fail to impress." - www.northdevongazette.co.uk

“James Hollingsworth is both incredibly talented as a vocalist and guitarist. His carefully considered songwriting has made him popular on Bristol's acoustic circuit and he is able to turn his talents to a range of styles from ballads to blues and rock.” - www.newbristo

Key Facts

In Business Since 2006
Will travel Internationally
Member of Musicians Union PRS
Public Liability Insurance Yes
Equipment PAT Certified Yes
Power Required Usually; Acoustic or off-grid available.
Price Guide £150-£300 (standard or live-loops incl percussion)
Set-up time required 30-90 mins
Space Required approx 10' x 10'
Band Size Soloist
Male Vocals Yes
Own PA Yes
Own Lighting Yes
Repertoire Description Original + large repertoire of classics including Pink Floyd Night

Area Served

Central London
East Sussex
Greater London
Vale of Glamorgan
West Sussex

"James Hollingsworth plays a darn mean acoustic guitar and knows his way inventively around his pedals. He’s an energetic and animated front man and has a fine set of vocal chords. His music was one of the weekend’s highlights."

Andy Read, Winters End Festival

Make an enquiry

James Hollingsworth
    • Live at Cornbury Festival



    18 Singers Knoll
    BA11 1GJ

    Tel: +44 (0)1373 465531
    Mobile: 0797 1966 597
    Email: [javascript protected email address]


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