Star of ‘Stars In Their Eyes’, James Alexanda captures the mood and music of Lionel Richie. He has a very natural Lionel look, with a vocal range that makes his performance look effortless. James has been singing professionally for over 18 years and was also one of the lead singers in the hit group "Tops N' Temps" which toured theatres around the UK. Jame's professional singing career began after appearing on the national television show, "Stars In Their Eyes" in 1993. James originally went on the show as "Johnny Mathis" but it was whilst singing "Three Times A Lady" during a sound check that producer Jane Mac Naught (producer - Coronation Street) convinced him to go on as Lionel Richie. Since then James has never looked back and has continued to pay tribute to Lionel Richie by singing his music all around the world. James has performed as a Lionel Richie Tribute all over Europe and as far away as Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Muscat . James also had his own residency in a top Las Vegas Casino and is without doubt one of the best Lionel Richie sound-a-likes in the world.
Lionel Richie formed several R&B groups during the 60's. He became the lead singer and saxophonist for the Commodores. The band signed for Atlantic for a one-record deal before moving over to Motown where they acted as a support band for the Jackson Five. The Commodores became the most popular soul group of the 70's and Richie wrote and sang many of their hits. He developed his writing and production talents working with Kenny Rogers, and duet with Diana Ross on the theme song for Endless Love that topped the charts in the US and UK.These successes enabled him to launch a solo career and in 1982 he had a hit with Truly. Richie followed up with 15-million seller Can't Slow Down, which won him a Grammy and turned him into an international star.
James is a big Lionel Richie fan & emulates the great sounds of Lionel, The Commodores & Motown within his performance, you can expect to hear all your favourites like - Hello,Three Times a Lady, All Night Long, Still, Penny Lover, Dancing on the Ceiling, My Destiny, Endless Love and many, many more.
1 x 60 mins
2 x 45 mins ( this will include a mixed set of Soul & Motown classics)