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James Times as Michael Jackson

James Times as Michael Jackson

10 reviews

About James Times as Michael Jackson

James Is currently a lead performer in The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Show, "Who's Bad" and Former lead in Las Vegas' "MJ LIVE" show. Every Michael Jackson Impersonator claims to be the best, and most are very good, but James Times is undoubtably the best Michael Jackson Impersonator anybody will ever see. Why? Because James captures the King of Pop's stage mannerism and unreal dance style like nobody else other than the king of Pop himself can. If you've never gotten to see Michael Jackson in person, this is definitely the next best option. Book James for your next party or event and be ready to be blown away because the King definitely lives on through James Times!




By Alex L. on September 14, 2016

James, I can not say enough how great you were. I've never witnessed Michael Jackson Live, but im pretty sure you are 100% the next best thing. Thank you so much. Very humble and talented is a great combo and i definitely look forward to working with you in the future.

Hired as: Michael Jackson Impersonator
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By Lydia R. on September 27, 2016

Wow what Can I say. MJ was phenomenal. He not only interacted with the crowd he gave a breath taken performance. You would think it really was MJ up there. Thanks for a memory of a life time

Hired as: Impersonator

Amazing entertainer

By Susan A. on November 9, 2015

James Times is as close as you can get to Michael Jackson. He is a pleasure to work with, and is very accommodating and professional . His dance moves and overall look , brings Michael Jackson to beach of his events. My guests love him, and I will continue to book him for future events. A very talented young man!

Hired as: Michael Jackson Impersonator

No show, no call

By Dr. Z. C. on November 23, 2013

Emailed this performer several times. Each time he said he would be at my children's event . Asked to speak with him on the phone several times to confirm details, he never called. Very unprofessional. We used gig salad to hire someone else whom we loved and was very pleased with

Hired as: Michael Jackson Impersonator, Michael Jackson Impersonator
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By Heather Q. on October 27, 2013

This Michael Jackson impersonator named James canceled the night before our scheduled performance, because he took another job that conflicted with my event. He said that he performs with another group and has no control over his schedule. I hosted an 80's themed party for my husband's 40th BD, and it was always a dream of his to hire a MJ impersonator. James said he could show up around the last 45 minutes of the party (but only gave me an estimated arrival time time) and perform. With the amount of money I would be paying for the performance, I was not about to risk it, especially with how unreliable he proved to be. James gave me no warning about this in the weeks prior, therefore giving me no time to find a replacement. I also found out just a few days before the party, that he doesn't have his own phone and I'd have to contact him through his manager. I paid a $70 deposit ($55 to James and a $15 booking fee to Gig Salad). James will refund the $55 but not the additional $15, because he's not obligated under contract. Because of the last minute nature of the situation, I feel it's the least he could do. This was my experience, and personally do not recommend hiring someone this unreliable and unprofessional.

Hired as: Michael Jackson Impersonator, Michael Jackson Impersonator

Response from James Times as Michael Jackson:

Thank you for your feedback, Heather. As I have apologized several times before through e-mail, I once again do apologize to you. I actually did not cancel your event, I checked with you about timing, you cancelled the event yourself with the words "I want to cancel the show". I didn't take another job, as I explained to you, I have no control over bookings that I am PUT in and have to attend as a lead singer of my group. I do also apologize for not making you aware ahead of time as I was determined to do both gigs, but again, time and distance of events would not allow set times, but a definite performance that, again, you chose to cancel on your own. Like you mentioned, I will be refunding you $55 deposit as those are the only monies i received from you. I'm sorry that you feel that I am unreliable and unprofessional, but other reviews and ratings left by previous clients will one-sidely prove otherwise because that's the truth. Thanks so much again for your feedback.


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Michael was the hit of the party.

By Amy C. on September 27, 2013

Michael was a last minute addition to my son's birthday party. It was a big hit - both kids (8-10 year olds) and their parents were thoroughly entertained! He was amazingly just like Michael back in the 80's. I can't wait to use him again in the future.

Hired as: Michael Jackson Impersonator

graduation party June 2,2012

By Angela H. on June 10, 2012

Mr. Times was truly amazing. He was more than I expected. There is no other Michael Jackson Impersonator greater than Mr. Times. He was so professional, humble, gracious and very talented. The guests at this event has not stop talking about his performance. I would defintely hire him for anything that I coordinate or consult. He was just like the King of pop

Hired as: Impersonator

Response from James Times as Michael Jackson:

Thank you so much for the positive review!!!!! I look forward to working with you again in the future!!!

Review by Rueben S.

By Rueben S. on December 13, 2010

n 12-11-10 would never be the same for the kids in Orlando Florida at the Lake Mann Homes Projects. It was a performance they will never forget. All the kids, parents, vendors and even other performers stood there in au as this performer took the stage. I am a Michael Jackson lover myself and I have never seen such close comparison as much as this person. The details, the routine, costume, his creativity and look were amazing. But the most shocking of them all, when I finally got the privilege to meet the performer, I could not believe how the performer had Michael’s spirit. I began to realize that James has the same characteristics as Michael shy and humble. When Michael Jackson past away, it was as if James Times, took over and continued to spread Michael’s magic and love across the world. Thanks James we love you man. Your new friend Rueben Shaw remember , “YOU ARE NOT ALONE” lol.

Review by Yvonne S.

By Yvonne S. on November 2, 2010

James was amazing! Pleasant to work with, looked and danced exactly like Michael Jackson, and completely won over the crowd!

Hired as: Michael Jackson Impersonator

Review by Jennifer F.

By Jennifer F. on July 26, 2010

He was amazing. The whole experience from beginning to end was enjoyable, and a very nice young man to deal with as well. I highly recommend him and gig salad for any future events.

Hired as: Michael Jackson Impersonator

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 7 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for Quote
  • Languages: English


An audience member seeing one of my performances can expect to see the Grace, precision and mannerism of Michael Jackson.


As Michael Jackson Fan first, "The look" isn't as important to me as the dance and the art. Michael Jackson was big on his art, not his look. When you see my performance you see an accurate dance, posture, show of emotion, performance, and style of Michael Jackson, the look comes second. It makes me upset to see other impersonators dressed like MJ but doing their own version of his moves. Booking me, expect to see the most accurate style of Michael Jackson you never thought possible!!

Past Booked Events

Sep 23, 2016 Birthday (Adult)
Oct 11, 2015 Birthday (Adult)
Jan 17, 2015 Birthday Party
Oct 26, 2013 Birthday Party
Sep 22, 2013 Birthday Party

Set List

The way you make me feel
Beat It
Black or white
Billie Jean
Human Nature

Influences & Inspiration

The Death of Michael Jackson influenced me greatly to try my hardest to continue in his footsteps and give his fans just a small taste of what they would have seen of the King himself.

Setup Requirements

Dance Space

Sound system


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