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          Mickey James hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and his velvet yet powerful voice is vulnerable yet entertaining.  Backing him are his bands the Queen City Crew and Big Time Operator.  Together they entertain music lovers of all ages, providing the perfect combination of Classic and Contemporary Swing, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock & Roll, and many other styles. 

   Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio they are available to travel anywhere in the United States and to most countries. So whether you are planning an intimate private event or a large public concert, Mickey James Entertainment offers several affordable options!


"The band was exquisite. They were all set up with sound checks completed (in a room with a challenging layout) well before guests arrived. Every band member looked and sounded professional, and made the event more fabulous by how much they clearly love their work. They were very flexible & patient in accommodating an unusual evening program with multiple last-minute changes. Several guests commented that the band is what really made the evening special and memorable. I couldn’t agree more. I highly recommend Mickey James & the Queen City Crew!"


Karen Oberjohn
Event Coodinator
City of Park Hills, KY




“Mickey James & the Queen City Crew are the real deal in every way. Their talent and professionalism is completely top notch. They’re not just dressing a part – they’re genuinely living and breathing an eras gone by culture through its music. Whether you already enjoy the music they play or not, you’ll be a fan after you see their live show once. They can get folks of all ages out on the dance floor and their energy, stage presence and musical skill makes for a wonderful experience!”

Morella Raleigh
Entertainment Manager
Southgate House Revival

“I am not big on ‘thank you’s’, but I owe you a huge one!  … The band was awesome, the play list was fantastic, the mood you guys created was absolutely perfect!  A number of people came up and commented on the band throughout the evening and even this week, as we continue to get feedback… With all of that, the best compliment I can give is about the professionalism of the group.  It is an awesome feeling when you’re running an event and you know you don’t have to worry about a certain aspect.  That is exactly how I felt about you guys.  Everything was perfect!”

Jeff Baldwin
Director of Development, Athletics
Northern Kentucky University


I want to thank you for booking your band “Mickey James & the Queen City Crew” into my club. From the first gig, I knew it was going to be a perfect fit for York St. Cafe.

It’s a great room & you attracted a crowd that was truly into your music. People danced all night, spent money, & had a wonderful evening! It’s a pleasure working with you & your talented crew, not only because the music is outstanding, but also because of the professionalism & respect given to our guests & our staff.

We’re really looking forward to your upcoming shows. Your band would also be a great fit for some of the events & wedding receptions we have coming up & I will definitely pass on your number.

See you soon!”

Terry Cunningham
Owner, York Street Cafe
Newport, Kentucky

“Mickey James & the Queen City Crew blew away my expectations at Smorgasbord of Swing! Great variety of swinging tunes that really kept the energy going all night at our dance!”

Ryan Quatman
President, Cincinnati Lindy Society
Cincinnati, Ohio

“I recently hired Mickey James and the Cincinnati Crew for an exclusive event at Great American Ballpark with the Northern Kentucky University Athletic Department. The communication with the group was easy and their responses to my inquiries were made in a timely fashion. Of particular note was their flexibility and pleasant disposition in dealing with all of the facets of the event. The music was exceptionally played, at a perfect volume for the room, and perfectly planned based on the information I gave them. The patrons were extremely impressed with the group and several made it a point to compliment the musicians. The host for the event was delighted and went as far to tell me that without Mickey James and the Queen City Crew, the event would not have been as successful nor impressive. It is without hesitation that I highly recommend Mickey James and the Queen City Crew to my colleagues, and I fully intend to utilize their services as much as possible.”

William Brian Hogg
Associate Professor
Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist

“Dear Mickey and the Queen City Crew,

Thank you for paying attention to every detail before our guests arrived, and as they walked into the “party scene” your music selections were perfect.

We spoke to many of our friends who were at the the party August 12, below are a few comments:

~Your style and dapper presence set the mood for our party.~

~Everyone enjoyed the selection of music, the band and the saxophone player.~

~And who could forget the finale of “New York New York”!~

You are welcome to put us on the list to be contacted for a personal recommendation!

Audrey and Charlie Comins”

Charlie Comins
Private Birthday Party Show
Indian Hill, OH

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