Below are a selection of questions you might be asking prior to booking JJB. Use the 'Contact Us' page to get in touch with the band about these or any other issues, or simply to complete the booking.

How much do the band charge?

You'll receive an individual quote, based on your function's timings, the venue's location and the date of the function. Email the band at with as much detail about the day as possible; you'll get a quick reply, usually on the same day.

What's the band's likely availability?

Due to the popularity of the summer wedding season and the Christmas party period, it's advisable to give as much notice as possible - two or three months as a general rule, but don't worry if you haven't got that much time - try anyway!

How much space does the band need?

As much as is available - the band have played some small venues in the past, but please bear in mind that we are a (fairly) loud band, so small rooms could get a little uncomfortable.

I haven't booked a DJ, do I need to?

Not necessarily. The band can supply appropriate music to play through our PA during breaks, or you can supply us with your favourite tracks and they'll be run instead - it may even be possible to produce playlists for you.

Can we come and see you play live before we book you?

Of course! Check out the Gigs page for the list of current shows, or put 'Jo James Band' into YouTube. It may also be possible to arrange a short 'performance' for your eyes only.

How far do you travel and do you include travel costs in your quote?

We play across the North East region and further afield. Any travel costs will be built into your quote, so you won't be hit with any unforeseen bills. There will be no travel expenses for gigs in the Newcastle/Sunderland area.

Are there any hidden costs?

No; as long as there are no changes to the requirements, everything will be included in your quote. There may be a surcharge if an early setup turns out to be needed on the day or if there is an unplanned late finish, but in practice this rarely happens.