MIke James at Warner Leisure Hotel
MIke James has appeared at many of the Warner Leisure Hotels during his career. either with the MIke James Sound ( which is my small unit ) or with The MIke James Orchestra and Singers which is my big band .This booking which was last Saturday at Bodelwyydden Castle was a last minute booking as a replacement for The Rocking Berries. Their lead singer was taken ill and Mike James was asked to fill in as a replacment .
I ( MIke James ) have performed at many of the Warner leisure break hotels over the years from their Country locations such as Alvaston Hall, Cricket St Thomas ,Holme Lacy, Littlecote House, Nidd Hall , Benbridge Coastal Hotel on the Isle of White which is my favourite.
This last minute booking for MIke James was at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel .Set amongst 260 acres of magnificent parkland .Bodelwyddan Castle is home to the National Portrait Gallery.
Guests receive free entry to this historic house and museum, and can also find practice trenches from WW1 .This Victorian castle looking out over its peaceful estate never feels crowded .Although for this nights performance of The Mike James Sound the hotel was fully booked and what a great night it turned out to be .
We ( Mike James Sound ) arrived early afternoon for our usual sound check to be met by Mat ( the Entertainments Manager ). what a friendly welcome him and is team gave us. Which is always great when you have travelled several hundreds of miles to be there. This particular break featuring the MIke James Sound was one of Warners fully inclusive breaks with free drinks all night .By the time we got on stage at 10.00pm the crowd were in a great mood. We did one set for an hour and a half. The show is Called “Sounds of the Century” ( www.mikejamesound.com )
and as it’s title suggests features music and dances from the last Century. It is a night of non stop dance hits from the 50’s to the 90’s From the very first tune the floor was full and finished with everbody on there feet dancing .Even some of the audience finished on the stage with the band .Another great night for “The Mike James Sound .