Aaron James

Aaron James

Sports Impressionist, After Dinner Speaker, Stand up Comedian

Aaron James is a sporting impressionist who has gained a reputation as a first class speaker.  Taking stars from a wide range of sports including football, rugby, cricket, boxing and golf, and adding hilarious comedy, makes Aaron James an experience not to be missed!  With well over 15 years of experience, his inoffensive humour means Aaron is ideal for any function, be it company dinner, golf day, sportsmans dinner, rotary or conference.

Aaron’s fast growing reputation has led to some prestigious work, including numerous shows in Las Vegas, World Cup finals, “Friday night with Jonathan Ross”, C4 “Big Breakfast”, Match of the Day Live at the N.E.C and much more.

His ability to adapt to any audience has made him extremely popular for pre-match entertainment at a host of sporting events. As well as domestic football clubs like Manchester Utd, Chelsea and Aston Villa, Aaron has performed at Champions League finals, World Cups and European championships. He is regularly at Twickenham for England rugby matches and entertained before many world title boxing matches, in the UK and Las Vegas.

On the after dinner circuit Aaron has appeared with most of the top names around today, including Sven Goran Eriksson, Ricky Hatton, Lennox Lewis and was honoured to tour theatres with Jimmy Greaves and the late, great George Best. He is also popular at benefit dinners and testimonials for many international sportsmen.

Aaron is also a favourite at golf days with an unforgettable Peter Alliss. Playing off single figures himself, Aaron is more than happy to play golf then entertain, incorporating characters and events from the day into his act. He plays at many celebrity golf days for SPARKS and The Variety Club, The Belfry, Wentworth, Woburn and Sunningdale are just a few of the top clubs he has spoken at.

Voiceovers keep Aaron busy in the day. He is the voice behind an extensive selection of celebrity birthday cards and has also lent his vocal talents to various radio programmes, such as Radio 5 Live, Johnnie Walker show and Talksport.

Aaron’s impressions are not limited to sporting personalities. His exhaustive repertoire includes movie stars, television personalities and politicians, making him a perfect choice for any corporate event. He also has the ability to tailor his speech to include people in the room. Recent clients include Vodafone, Mercedes, British Airways, John Lewis, Lexus, Investec, Barclays Bank and many, many more.

As well as being an accomplished M.C and auctioneer, Aaron is regarded by his fellow professionals as a “top drawer” speaker and one of the best impressionists around today

Aaron James Testimonials

"Everyone I spoke to thought you were brilliant! " 

Stuart Randall, President Insurance Institute of Leicester.

“Aaron James, an unknown quantity to us, brought the house down!  His tandem impressions of Chris Eubanks and Frank Bruno were absolutely hilarious and his topical impersonation of Kevin Keegan was equally well received.  A modest, self-effacing character, I would unhesitatingly recommend Aaron for any type of function.”

Roger Gosling, Chairman of Hull Ionians RUFC

What can I say?  We had 2 days of debate, the delegates were mentally tired, but after 35 minutes of your impressive performance they were sufficiently invigorated to ensue a new all-time record bar bill!!    You ensured that everybody left the conference on a high, and those who were unlucky enough not to be at this conference have already asked if you will speak at the next.

I have had so many comments after the dinner and also walking around head office this afternoon - all of whom complimented you for your professionalism, enthusiasm and very real skill in delivering your material. It was a pleasure working with you."

Thomas G Martin, Director, Arco Ltd

“Aaron James – Amazing!  Best I have ever heard – Thank You."

Thwaites Brewery

Aaron James at Hatton v Mayweather - Las Vegas, USA

On behalf of Events International we would like to say a big thank you for the superb performance you gave when hosting the above event far us at the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas for 1000 guests.

In addition to interviewing Lennox Lewis and Michael Buffer, the many links and announcements you were asked to do, together with your own cabaret act were faultless and very funny. 

This was a high profile event for us and the feedback we have had since Saturday has been phenomenal, with many guests saying it was "the best corporate event they have ever attended", which is a testimony to your own performance.

It was a pleasure working with you again and we look forward to seeing you in 2008.

Kind regards, Yours sincerely Paul Terry – Managing Director Events International

Bedfordshire County Golf Union - Annual Dinner

 On behalf of the County President, David Oliver and the Executive Committee of the Bedfordshire County Golf Union, a very sincere thank you for brilliantly entertaining our Members and Guests last night.

It was a terrific performance, a lovely mixture of `stand-up' and mimicry, and everyone I spoke to afterwards was well impressed - a couple of guests took your details for future reference.

I am so pleased that you were able to attend the Bedfordshire CGU Dinner as our guest speaker and successfully negotiated the M25/M1 on a Friday afternoon/evening to arrive on time.

I hope that you had a safe and speedy onward journey to Abingdon. Thank you once again and maybe we’ll meet on another sporting occasion. Very best wishes for Christmas and a successful 2008.

Yours Sincerely, David Parrett

 

The Knight Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis

A friend of mine recently took part in a Golf day at Knebworth Golf Club where you entertained the participants & compered for the auction., He was extremely impressed by your performance and said that your act was brilliant and you were the best auctioneer he had ever heard.

The reason I am writing to you is that annually our small local charity "The Knight Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis" holds a Charity Golf Day. Last years was our 10th Anniversary and during those ten years we have raised over £10,000 each time; amounting to just over £136,000 all of which has gone towards our patients' care, equipment, welfare & facilities.

We have around 20 teams of four playing and guests come to the dinner in the early evening after which we have a Raffle, Auction & Prize giving. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely, Heather Stuart - Trustee – Director

 

National Association of Steel Stockholders Annual Dinner

It was a pleasure to meet you last Thursday at the NASS Annual Steel Industry Dinner, and may ! thank you on behalf of myself and the NASS Officers and members, for coming along and addressing members and their guests.

I know that any event that is lucky enough to have you as a guest speaker has an entertaining address to look forward to; I am sure you could tell that your speech to our members: their guests and others from within the steel industry was very well received and much appreciated.

NASS was delighted to collect over £3,760 in donations to the Presidential Charity, the British Heart Foundation.

Best regards, Yours sincerely, Bob Law – President NASS

Peter Ebdon Celebrity Classic, Cottingtree Park Golf Club

On behalf of everyone at SPARKS we would like to extend our warmest thanks to you for providing an excellent comedy act at Peter Ebdon's Golf Day in July. It was one of the funniest acts we have seen for a long while in what is a very hard room. We are extremely grateful to you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to support SPARKS.

We have had some fantastic reports on the day and we are confident that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Thank you for entertaining guests with your amazing impressions and incredibly sharp wit throughout the 2008 golf season.

We have had some fantastic feedback from guests who have seen you at various Golf Days and are confident everyone walks away with a real sense of lasting enjoyment. Your incredible work has undoubtedly helped raise a lot of money for Sparks which will of  course go straight towards funding the vital medical research projects that Sparks is so happy to support.

Once again many thanks for your continued support of Sparks and look forward to seeing you at Bentley Golf Club on Thursday 4th September.

With kindest regards, Daniel Smith - Golf Events Coordinator

Surrey Downs Golf Club - Men's Open Day

Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and support in organizing Aaron to be our after dinner speaker at the above event. He was extremely well received, many people went out of their way to say that they hadn’t laughed so much for years!

Of especial note, I must say that the content of his act was exemplary and bearing in mind that it was a men’s night it would have been very easy to resort to somewhat ‘blue’ content and yet it was quite the contrary – I can’t even recall a single swear word.

Thank you once again and I won’t hesitate in recommending both your service and Aaron to others running similar functions.

Best regards, Phil Churchill Club Captain