I work regularly around the UK with many of the country's top musicians. Below shows just some of the different bands I play with, as a pianist or keyboardist, to highlight the diverse styles. To listen to examples and find out more information, please click on each band.

The Paul Skerritt Band

A quartet specialising in swing/jazz, led by vocalist Paul Skerritt. This band can provide any style, for any given occasion.

The Carly Mckee Band

A cool 8 piece funky band, with some of the North Easts best musicians. Another band suitable for any given occasion.

The Danny Allan Band

An original funky/jazz outfit led by saxophone player (and fantastic multi-instrumentalist) Danny Allan. Fantastic for anywhere that needs a bit of an energy boost!


A real fun band fitting for any given function, playing a variety of styles, with a variety of different line-ups to choose from.

The Lindsay Hannon Plus

A sophisticated jazz quartet led by vocalist Lindsay Hannon, playing a wide range of jazz styles, from originals to standards. Perfect for any occasion.

Cattle and Cane

A great original band who are making a name for themselves, having played BBC Radio 2's Hyde Park and supporting The Jacksons, amongst many other high profile gigs.

Musicians Unlimited

Award winning Big Band Musicians Unlimited, ran by saxophonist Mick Donnelly, who has played with Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Shirely Bassey, Robbie Williams & James Brown to name a few.

Other Band Work

Deputy pianist for various prestigious outfits

Various live recordings taken from gigs can be found below.

In addition to the above band work, solo background piano can be perfect for any event which may require that warming atmosphere and added stylistic touch. I regularly play background piano at various top class establishments, including ‘The Cherry Tree’ Restaurant, and The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle. This fits the atmosphere perfectly. Of course when requested, a background or even stage performance jazz duo to quintet could easily be arranged, and this can really give any type of event a bit of life/atmosphere!

I also offer teaching for any of my given services. I have worked with Egglescliffe School on the Music Technology A Level, working with the students on various production modules, and also teach jazz piano at the prestigious Mick Donnelly Academy.

If you are interested in using any of these services, please feel free to get in touch at james@jamesharrisonmusician.com