I’m Warren ‘Lonnie’ James, a musician and entertainer who has been on the stage and performing since I got my very first booking as an 8 year old boy – and it hasn’t stopped since.

From cruises, theatre and cabaret, to performances for the Royal Variety. I specialise in delivering nostalgia and fun whilst performing the magnificent songs of my hit parade heroes, including: Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran, Joe Brown and Lonnie Donegan, to name a few.

“Warren gave us our monies worth in 10 minutes, the rest was FREE”

Performing with Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics – L to R – Kevin Grenfell and Mike Henry.

In addition to my solo career, I tour with a number of first class traditional jazz and blues show bands who feature the music of the 1920s and 1930s, such as: Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics, The Jake Leg Jug Band and The Lonnie Donegan Story. With each of these shows I play banjo and guitar, as well as singing.

In 2019 I created my own packaged theatre show and then in 2022 “Walk on Back to Happiness” was staged.

L to R: Duncan Wilcox, Bass – Warren ‘Lonnie’ James, Guitar & Banjo – Liam Ward, Harmonica & Jug – Alex Clarke, Saxaphone & Clarinet

An Afternoon or Evening of Music and Nostalgia

The time has come for us all to WALK ON BACK TO HAPPINESS and to enjoy a carefree afternoon of fun, music and nostalgia as we celebrate the stars of the 1950s and 1960s.

This light-hearted and foot-tapping show features the fabulous songs of Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, The Everly Brothers, Lonnie Donegan, Joe Brown, The Seekers, Tommy Steele and many more hit parade heroes.

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Rekindling memories of frothy-coffee bars, teddy boys, washboards, skiffle groups and jiving to the rock ‘n’ roll legends of the day.

Do you remember the wonderful sounds of ‘The Shadows’ and ‘The Tornadoes’ beaming across the airwaves from Radio Caroline with their spellbinding instrumentals ‘Apache’, ‘Foot Tapper’ and ‘Riders in the Sky’? If you do then you will not want to miss our star guest, Kevin Dean, who recreates those nostalgic guitar sounds of swinging Britain which have since become the sound track to many people’s lives.

Accompanied by the ‘Hot Band’, this wonderful show also features our talented musical entertainer, impressionist, guitarist and banjo virtuoso, Warren James, in company with your chirpy musical host Mike Martin who himself has spent a life time in show business.

Come and join us for a fun and friendly afternoon of music and variety as we, Walk on Back to Happiness.

You can view the video for Walk on Back to Happiness by clicking this link