California Dreaming are an international event band featuring some of Londons' finest players from the session and touring world.

They offer a full repertoire of hits from the past eight decades, and can tailor their set and line up to your specific needs.

The band was formed by guitarists James Graydon and James Nisbet.
They are joined by Lisa Law (vocals), Richard Cottle (keyboards/sax), Carl Holt (bass) and John Miller (drums/percussion).
Between them they have worked with some of the biggest names in pop, including Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Llly Allen, Belinda Carlisle, Westlife, Peter Gabriel, Beverly Craven, Chaka Khan, Mike & The Mechanics, and Seal. 

California Dreaming regularly travel for private and corporate events, and maintain a few public London performances each year, to meet new clients and continue nurturing their loyal fanbase. The band also perform a cabaret style evening of 70's West Coast Classics, at some of the best music venues and theatres in the UK.
Stylistically, they are strong in Jazz, Rock and Pop

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When a client asks you to book the same band for the third and fourth time, you know they must be good…..very professional, wonderful musicians, with such a pedigree, and always ready to make the event work for us…”

— Mark Britton, Creating Sunshine

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California Dreaming are, bar none, the best band I have ever worked with in a corporate setting. I have arranged a number of very high profile business celebrations with them as well as bespoke smaller events for teams....... brilliant musicians but without any ego or temperament. They are super flexible, creative to work with, and really interested in collaborating with the client to create a unique one-off experience. Love 'em!”

— David Pearl, The Pearl Group

I've had the opportunity to stand on stage and join in with California Dreaming. It’s always a buzz to sing with a good band but when you’re standing alongside a GREAT band, it’s like a dream come true! California Dreaming are a GREAT band!”

— Robert Lindsay, actor


The Phoenix Sessions
- recorded live at Phoenix Studios -

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