A small selection of emails I have received over the last few years...

For many of our guests, the social life of Gleneagles revolves around the main bar. Add to this Al James singing at the piano and you have an unforgetable evening of style and class.

David Sinclair

Bar Manager, Gleneagles Hotel


Al's music was one of the highlights of our wedding.  He played a couple of great sets and even played our first dance - Rocketman, fantastic!  For our guests he was the abiding memory of the reception, no mean feat as we also had an excellent ceiledh band and a room full of Scots! 

From an organisational perspective, Al's pleasant, can-do attitude meant we could just leave him to it allowing us concentrate our attention on the more unruly wedding suppliers.  Everyone had a great day and I would recommend Al, his music and his voice to anyone.

Mairi & Richard Stark (Bride & Groom)

Wedding at Balbirnie House Hotel






Thank you very much for performing at the two corporate evenings at the Botanic Gardens and Tall Ship.  You have been a big hit at both events with many of the Prestige Scotland sales teams going away with ideas of how to use you in the future." 

Al James, he is truly the Piano Man!!  Al has worked for us on several occasions and has always provided an extensive repertoire to suit the event - wedding or corporate his songs fit the bill.  Al is of course always in our minds when promoting events. If you are looking for a different kind of reception or dinner entertainer - Al is your man.

David Forbes

Operations Manager, Prestige Scotland







We wanted to thank you for your well wishes and for joining us on our wedding day. Your music during dinner was perfect - exactly what we were looking for.  So many of our guests commented how much they enjoyed the wedding breakfast - not just the food, but the music and whole atmosphere and experience (which your music contributed greatly to). My gran in particular was a big fan telling everyone how talented you are and my auntie said we should have stuck with you on piano for the evening entertainment!!! We also loved the grand piano - it worked really well in the Pavilion so thanks for making the arrangements with Varsity.

Please feel free to use us for future references as we'd highly recommend you.

Natalie Shingler (Bride)

Wedding at Dundas Castle







Al has been a regular performer at Jools Holland’s Jamhouse, opening the show for house-band The Flavours on Friday and Saturday nights. Al is ideal for setting the scene for the biggest parties in Edinburgh, that take place there every weekend, with his easy style of piano-based jazz standards, boogie and pop songs. Al James is a human jukebox!

Kenny Hutchison

Musical Director, Edinburgh Jamhouse



Al entertained our guests very capably indeed at a Christmas media launch event at Edinburgh Castle. His musical talents enhanced the festive atmosphere of the occasion and definitely added to guests' enjoyment of it.

Ellen Drummond Ferroni

Drummond Ferroni Communications



Thank you Al for the  fabulous entertainment you provided for our wedding reception. It was the perfect way to kick off our celebrations and set the scene for the day wonderfully.

Katie & Karl Williamson (Bride & Groom)

Wedding at Edinburgh College of Physicians



Al played for my 30th birthday and was a fantastic hit with a mixed audience of ages and musical tastes, by the end of the night everyone was up and dancing and singing along. Thanks for making it an amazing night to remember!

Mike Patten

Private Mansion




Al played in the restaurant, entertaining diners at the weekend. He was a very talented musician and very enjoyable to listen to. Al was happy to play and sing any songs that were requested of him and consequently we had customers who came back time after time again just to listen to him as he totally made their evenings. He was great fun to listen to and he did a great job for us in Shapes Restaurant.

Sarah Fisher

Manager, Shapes Restaurant Edinburgh





Our wedding was a small, intimate occasion with 32 family and close friends and we spent months trying to find the right entertainment given that we were not having a ‘typical’ wedding, yet we still wanted to end the day by celebrating with music, dancing, and laughter.

We eventually found Al James via his website and in all our communications with Al from the outset we were impressed. Al was reliable, professional, committed, highly attuned to the needs of our guests and tone of the evening and above, all amazingly talented. Everyone had a fantastic evening thanks to Al, making it the perfect way to end our wedding day.

We would not hesitate to recommend Al James for any special occasion or event, and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the future.

Carla & Graham Jamieson (Bride & Groom)

Wedding at Open Arms Hotel, Dirleton









Hi there al just a note to say thanks very much for your performance on thursday night. Claire and myself thoroughly enjoyed our night as did all my guests. They all commented how good a night it was and how different it was having yourself playing.

Claire & Stephen Dickson (Bride & Groom)

Wedding at Channings Hotel



Ross and I wanted to write to you to say thank you very much for providing us with great entertainment on the night we and all our guest really enjoyed it. You were superb! I think you where a hit with a few of the ladies but I guess you have a fan club already established by now!

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is having a party or a wedding.

Lavinia & Ross Flannigan (Bride & Groom)

Wedding at the Howard Hotel, Edinburgh





Thanks for a great performance it made the day you were great.  May see you again in the Rat Pack Piano Bar.

Angela & Scott Archibald (Bride & Groom)

Wedding at Prestonfield Hotel



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