Paul Hendy

I want to say a heartfelt thank you for all your hard work on our shows. You did an incredible job and it was a genuine pleasure collaborating with you. Your professionalism, enthusiasm, energy and dedication is astonishing. Seriously brilliant work, I think you’ve outdone yourself! I’m very proud of the shows, and I will never forget the experience. Thank you!

Joanne Clifton

I’ve had such a wonderful fun time with our MD James Harrison. He’s been fantastic! We’ve had fun warm-ups including pilau rice and all blumin’ sorts! We’ve changed up all the fairy rhyming couplets… instead of just saying them, we’ve made them into all the Strictly dance styles! I can’t wait to work with him again.

Adele Forrest

Sheffield Lyceum has pulled out all the stops! The award for the most enthusiastic musical director goes to James Harrison, who was jumping and bopping about his booth in full view of the audience. His energy and enthusiasm were infectious — sod Cinders and the Prince getting hitched, I was more elated to see Harrison finally get his moment on stage during the finale, complete with a snazzy costume, proving that dreams really do come true.

Phil Gallagher

I feel really blessed to have met and worked with James Harrison. He is the ultimate professional and incredibly talented! James is clever at working within budget but always delivers an amazing end product. He’s an enthusiastic, creative, positive spirit and equally impressive on stage or from his studio. The variety, depth and quality of his work is outstanding…and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Adele Silva

What can I say about Mr. James Harrison!? He’s extremely, actually quite stupidly talented… he’s very funny, quite a character! Somebody you’ll never forget. I feel quite privileged to have worked with him.

Samantha Barks

Your band were AMAZING! It was such a pleasure singing with you guys!! X

Touker Suleyman

James, I’m so happy that you could be part of the journey with Matchstick Monkey and share in this success together. Amazing work!


5* Show. Musical Director and stunning pianist James Harrison arguably steals the show. He offers remarkable arrangements and seamless mixes which drive this pacey and perfectly produced production.

The Knights Of Music, starring Phillip Schofield

The Grumbleweeds

Simply put, James is just the best. We enjoy every moment of working with him – From discussing the initial concept to the last note of the finished product – Nothing is left to chance. He is without doubt the very best at what he does. He is the professional’s professional. His insight into music is second to none and his ability is unrivalled anywhere in the industry. For us, he is the first and only choice.

John Altman

James Harrison is one of the best Musical Directors I’ve ever worked with. Not only is he very talented, he’s such great fun to work with, and just a great guy… I even got to jam with him in a club after the show one night!