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Musical styles I play mostly revolve around the genres of Flamenco, Bossa Nova/Brazilian, and Jazz. However, lately I’ve been adding several Popular and/or recent Top 40’s songs, with my own twist to them, to my repertoire.
Ceremony (Prelude, Bridal party, Bride's song), Cocktail hour/Other - Music from my repertoire list, with a number of requests in advance.
Holiday Parties, Anniversaries, Other - Holiday music and General repertoire.
Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Marriage Proposal Music, etc.
James Labrosse is an established and versatile guitar player and composer and thus a fantastic option my my own and other musicians' bookings. His musical abilities include a very diverse and engaging repertoire, reaching from exotic flamenco and latin music styles to Pop, Jazz and Top 40s songs, all underlined by a warm and mellow guitar sound that reveals his passion for music and naturally pleases the listeners ears or motivates to start dancing. James has an open and inviting personality and is able to create a great atmosphere while performing as well as off stage. His performances feature a splendid selection of technical gear and features that turn any occasion into an unforgettable experience while always fitting the mood of the venue and the audience. I would never hesitate hiring James since he is one of the best at his job and on top stands out with his punctuality, professionalism and responsiveness.
James performed at a private event of mine. He did a solo set of acoustic guitar, beautiful selection of songs both covers and originals. He can play pretty much anything!
He was professional, on time, brought all of his own gear, appropriate attire and was very kind and charming with people at the event.
I definitely recommend him to lighten up any kind of event you might be hosting (private party, house gathering, wedding reception, etc...) Thank you James!
Price Range: $200 and up
Languages: French, Spanish
James Labrosse was 18 when he moved to Spain to learn Flamenco. He’s now based in New York City and performs world music with his ensemble to audiences across the North East.
James was born in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood in south Florida. He grew up in a French Canadian home and is fluent in French and Spanish. He has been playing music since he was 13 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production.
James says his solo and band performances take audiences on “a musical journey across the world” and his group, the James Labrosse Collective, creates a “cultural mélange of sounds.”
To get in touch with James, email (email hidden)
Additional Booking Notes
Personal amplification maybe provided. All depending on quote nature and size of event.
(Includes, but not limited to the following:)
Bossa Nova / Latin:
So Danco Samba (Jobim)
Chega De Saudade (Jobim)
The Girl From Ipanema (Jobim)
Manha Du Carnaval/Black Orpheus (L. Bonfa)
Chan Chan (Buena Vista Social Club)
El Cuarto de Tula (Buena Vista Social Club)
Popular (Contemporary / 2000’s):
Latch (Sam Smith)
Despacito (Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee)
Can’t Feel My Face (The Weeknd)
In Common (Alicia Keys)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk / Pharrell)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Sorry (Justin Bieber)
Popular (‘70’s / ‘80’s / ‘90’s):
My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Englishman in New York (Sting)
Every Breath You Take (The Police / Sting)
Your Song (Elton John)
Popular (‘50’s / ‘60’s):
It’s Now or Never (Elvis Presley)
￼Entre Dos Aguas (Paco De Lucia)
Tres Notas Para Decir Te Quiero (Vicente Amigo)
Rio Ancho (Paco De Lucia)
Tempestad (Juan Serrano)
Convite (Paco De Lucia)
All Of Me
My Funny Valentine
My Favorite Things
The Shadow of Your Smile
Night and Day
Spanish Romance (Anonymous)
El Noi De La Mar (Miguel Llobet)
Valse Venezolano 2 (Antonio Lauro)
Flower Due (Léo Delibes)
Cello Suite No. 1 – Prelude (J. S. Bach)
Request for any song(s)can be made. Requests for songs not on the above list must be made at least two weeks prior to performance.
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