Jay McKay

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    Jay McKay
    in Brief:

    • Solo Acoustic Singing-Guitarist
    • Acoustic Guitar and Stompbox
    • 80s, 90s, 00s & 10s hits & Traditional Irish Tunes
    • Exceptionally talented musician
    • East Sussex based, available nationwide
    • 2x45 minute live sets over a 3 hour period
    • Background music between sets
    • High quality PAT tested PA system provided
    • Option to add Lead Guitarist
    • Option to add manned DJ service
    • Incredible reviews from previous bookings

    Jay McKay

    Jay McKay is an experienced and successful songwriter, acoustic guitarist and vocalist, with many years experience performing at all kinds of events, sending guests into a foot-stomping frenzy.

    With a husky, warm-toned voice, Irish-born Jay has an amazing likeable character which resonates through his performance. Your guests will be struggling to keep still as he storms through his catchy repertoire of pop and soul classics from the 80s up to today's charts plus traditional Irish songs.

    As well as being a fantastic vocalist and guitarist, he is also a skilled songwriter and has an impressive resumé. This includes (but is not limited to) sharing the stage with Van Morrison, three BBC Introducing "Tracks of the Day", appearances at festivals like Glastonbury, Brighton and The Fringe, a USA tour and a UK headline tour with sold out shows in London, Brighton and Ireland. If that's not a sure sign of a dedicated and hard-working musician, then we don't know what is!

    Jay McKay's performance consists of vocals, acoustic guitar and a stomp box - a recipe for feel-good music. However, if you're looking to turn up the heat on the dance floor, you can opt for another guitarist to join Jay.

    Jay adds his own personal touch to well-known and well-loved songs. You can also request he performs another favourite song of yours live at your event, which he will happily do for a small additional fee.

    All PA and sound equipment is provided within his standard package, plus background music for in between his sets to maintain the musical flow of your celebrations. You can upgrade this to a manned DJ service for an additional fee too.

    A devoted musician and talented vocalist, Jay McKay will make sure your event is one to remember. Enquire now!

    Jay McKay

    • Chart & Classics
    • 00's
    • 1990's
    • 1980's
    • Irish
    Chart & Classics
    Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
    Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
    Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Good
    Jungle Book - I Wanna Be Like You
    Beatles - With a Little Help From My Friend
    Guns n Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
    Guns n Roses - Knocking on Heavens Door
    Bob Marley - Every Little Thing
    Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
    Bob Marley - Redemption Song
    Elvis Presley - Hound Dog,
    Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
    Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
    Ram Jam - Black Betty
    Otis Redding - Dock of a Bay
    Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With YouStand By Me - Ben E King
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
    The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
    Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Amy Winehouse - Valerie
    Undertones - Teenage Kicks
    The Proclaimers - 500 miles
    John Denver - Country Roads
    Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
    Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
    No Else Matters - Metallica
    Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
    Lovesong - The Cure
    At Last - Etta James
    Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
    Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
    Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
    Paolo Nutini - Candy
    Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
    George Ezra - Blame It On Me
    Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar
    Sean Kingston - Your Way Too Beautiful
    R.E.M - Losing My Religion
    Ben Howard - Keep Your Head Up
    Coldplay - Fix You
    Coldplay - Yellow
    The Lumineers - Ho Hey
    Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
    The Killers - All These Things I’ve Done
    The Killers - Smile Like You mean it
    The Killers - Mr BrightsideThe Kooks - Naive
    Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
    Kodaline - I All Want
    Bon Ivor - Skinny Love
    The Script - The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
    Ed Sheeran - A Team
    Nathaniel Rateliff - When Do You See
    One Republic - Counting Stars
    Sam Sparro Black & Gold
    System Of A Down - Chop Suey
    The White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
    KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
    Jeffery Martin - Man
    Alex Clare - Too Close
    Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
    James Vincent McMorrow - We Don’t Eat
    Stereophonics - Have a Nice Day
    Oasis - Wonderwall
    Oasis - Don’t Look Back in Anger
    Oasis - Champagne Supernova
    The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under The Bridge
    Blackstreet - No Diggity
    Fatboy Slim - Praise You
    Green Day - Time of Your Life
    Nirvana / David Bowie - Man Who Sold The World
    Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
    Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
    Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha
    Toploader - Dancing In the Moonlight
    Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom
    Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody
    Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
    Soft Cell - Tainted Love
    Thin Lizzy: Whiskey In The Jar
    Steve Earle: Galway Girl
    The Dubliners: Dirty Old Town
    The Dubliners: 7 Drunken Nights
    The Dubliners: Fields of Athenry
    The Dubliners: Wild Rover
    The Dubliners: Black Velvet Band
    The Dubliners: I’ll Tell My Ma When I Go Home

    Jay McKay
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    Price from £600
    Solo: Acoustic Guitar and Vocals with Stompbox
    Prices are inclusive of 2x45 minute sets of live performance (within a 3 hour period). Approximately 60 minutes are required for the act to set up and sound check (depending on access to the performance area).
    This act offers add-ons to their set package price. If you would like to enquire about these options please select below.

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    "We used Jay McKay for our wedding and he was superb he got a great atmosphere going for our wedding. He was superb he was quick at setting up his singing was amazing! All our guests loved how talented he was - his choice of songs was brilliant. He got in touch 4 weeks before the day and it was a very very easy process! We would also use Jay McKay in a heart beat again!"
    Connor - Wedding - Kent
    "He was absolutely fantastic. His voice and music choice throughout the day was amazing. He set up outside for the 1st part of the day to then move back inside for the wedding breakfast. He read the crowd and made our day with a beautiful selection of songs that just fit the bill completely. We shall definitely be getting the boy back again for our next party!!!!"
    Adam & Georgina - Wedding - Hampshire
    "We just want to say thank you for the fab music! Everyone was saying how great you were!"
    N. Murphy - Party
    "You absolutely smashed that!"
    Aoife - Wedding
    "Everyone has said what a fab time they had on Saturday thank you so much for a good night! Oh and the owner said he would love to book you for new year 2024. You were great and my daughter said she would like you for her wedding after she watched the videos!"
    Venue Manager
    "You were absolutely amazing last night. So many people said to me how great you were. Your voice is amazing!! I'll keep in touch as waiting for the sign-off on next year's party. Thank you so much!"
    Corporate Entertainment Client
    "Booked Jay to DJ & Sing at our wedding. He absolutely nailed it"
    Wedding Entertainment Client
    "Perfect! We've had so many compliments about how good he was"
    Wedding Entertainment Client
    "Amazing night! We were over the moon with how everything went. Thank you so much!"
    Wedding Entertainment Client
    "Perfect, absolutely smashed it!"
    Wedding Entertainment Client
    "Jay was amazing, we're definitely going to book him again, his voice just blew everyone away"
    Party Entertainment Client
    "The vocals are distinctive and its hard not to get swept away by the energy!"
    Party Entertainment Client
    "Thank you so much for performing at my daughter's 30th birthday party. Thank you for accommodating all the different age groups attending the party. You covered a lot of genres! Your professionalism, kind manner and sense of humour was infectious. Everyone loved you. Most importantly you have a fantastic voice. I think you will receive a few more bookings from our family and friends. We will definitely book you again in the future. Thank you so much."
    Karen - Party - East Sussex
    "Amazing live set, played all our favourite songs! Such a lovely voice and a lovely chap on top of that. Ended our special day with his DJ set and had the whole room on their feet til the very end!"
    Clare - Wedding
    "Fantastic voice, very responsive in the planning of the wedding, reasonably priced and very honest and accommodating on the practicalities of ideas."
    Amy - Wedding
    "A massive thank you for performing at our wedding on Saturday. You are an incredible talent who filled the air with wonderful music. We loved the vibe you created for our special day and appreciated how flexible you were. Thank you for singing on our wedding day."
    Charlotte - Wedding - Essex
    "Wow, what an absolute pleasure to have Jay perform at our wedding. Set up with out fuss and in good time - the discretion was perfect, making it seamless. Jay was keen to make sure we were happy with volume, song choice and was just all in all, a top lad. Jay made sure he provided a service we wanted. I'd hire Jay again in a heartbeat, everything was perfect before you even hear his amazing musical performance. I'm keen to see him perform again."
    Jay - Wedding
    "We loved having Jay play at our wedding reception - it was a very last minute booking due to Covid meaning some of our plans had to change, so we were lucky to get him and he was very accommodating and gracious. He has an amazing voice, excellent repertoire of songs and brought good vibes all round. He even stayed chilled when some of our over enthusiastic guests took the mic to sing their own songs (which must be quite annoying for musicians but he handled it really well and the night went off without a glitch!) Thanks Jay, and for anyone else looking for the perfect musician don't hesitate to book him!"
    Lisa - Wedding
    "Thank you to Jay for my birthday party this last weekend. He was brilliant in getting all of my guests up on the dance floor and having a great time. His voice is unbelievable and I'm so pleased he could step in last minute and give me a night to remember. Thank you for making my party so amazing."
    Chloe - Party
    "We communicated with Jay prior to the event to iron out all the necessary details. This made the day run smoothly & stress free. Jay performance was outstanding. A perfect laid back vibe with great audience participation which only added to the atmosphere. We received a number of compliments over our choice of entertainment. Jay's voice is superb, we loved the authenticity in his voice. The set list played was extremely fitting to our wedding day. Do not hesitate to book Jay. You will not regret it!"
    Dee - Wedding
    "We booked Jay for our wedding, for both a couple of live sets & his DJ service. He really did not disappoint and was amazing on the night.. his vocal performances are great and his voice so unique that he makes any song his own! He did every song we asked for off his repertoire and even chucked in a few more, which all went down a treat with our guests.. and again with the DJ service.. he played all the songs we asked for & created a unique vibe for the evening personalised just for us! If we were ever to have a party or another event I would look to hire Jay again 100%, not only is he amazing at his job, but he is such a great, friendly guy who helped make our special day that bit more!"
    James & Lucy - Wedding
    "OMG wow Jay is AMAZING and I am not just saying that, he really is amazing. Lovely guy, really chilled out. Fun, lively atmosphere, exactly what I wanted. All my guests said how good Jay was, everyone was up dancing. The whole experience was perfect. Highly recommend Jay, you will not be disappointed."
    Emma - Party
    "Jay was amazing! He played great party songs that got everybody up dancing. He was accommodating if anyone had a request and was just such a great act. We would definitely have him again. A great asset to any party."
    Nicola - Party
    "Thank you very much for your time, effort, great voice and lovely manner. You made our evening!"
    Party Entertainment Client - London
    "We had the best time last night thanks to Jay McKay! He was just brilliant! Professional and such a great singer. We danced the night away! Thanks to Entertainment Nation for all your help with booking and contact etc!"
    Miri - Party - Hertfordshire
    "Jay was a complete professional and delivered our wedding songs beautifully. We asked Jay to learn some songs that were personal to us and he didn't disappoint. He was honest and realistic with us to ensure that it met our expectations which was really appreciated as we all know how important it is to have that perfect wedding day. Lots of our guests commented on his performance and loved the music. Would highly recommend."
    Wedding Entertainment Client
    "JAY HAD MY GUESTS UP ON THE DANCE FLOOR HAVING A GREAT TIME. HIS VOICE IS UNBELIEVABLE! Thank you to Jay for my birthday party this last weekend. He was brilliant in getting all of my guests up on the dance floor and having a great time. His voice is unbelievable and I'm so pleased he could step in at the last minute and give me a night to remember. Thank you for making my party so amazing."
    Chloe - Party
    "Jay came to play at our event, a 30th birthday party. Everybody at the party absolutely loved him. He was able play the perfect mix of old and new music, he's got a great voice and by the end of the evening he had everybody up dancing! He's also a really nice guy and interacted well with all of the party guests. I would definitely recommend booking him for any event, we'd certainly love to book him again in the future; thanks Jay!"
    Andrew - Party
    "Jay sang on our special day and we couldn't have been happier with the performance. Being extremely flexible, he understood the vibe we wanted for the day and gave us that and more. My guests have commented on how brilliant the song choices were and the atmosphere that was created. We highly recommend booking him for any special days in your life."
    Charlotte - Wedding
    "Jay was amazing from the minute we first spoke to him, so chilled and made everything stress free which is exactly what we wanted. He has the most incredible voice and his performance of our first dance was honestly unreal, we actually preferred it to the original! Even with only 30 guests at the wedding party, he still managed to fill the dance floor with the DJ set later on. We cannot thank him enough."
    Kieran and Ash - Wedding
    "We booked Jay for our small wedding of 30 initially to break our day/evening up and honestly did not contemplate the effect this would have on our wedding! We really could not have asked for anything more from Jay! He was fantastic, he really got the crowd going and although we had a small wedding, you wouldn't have known, every single person in the room was up, dancing and singing. It was a complete game changer and every single person at our wedding has mentioned how amazing Jay was. Given all the restrictions with COVID, It really would have been a completely different wedding, not for the better, had we chosen any other artist or not had one at all and we really cannot thank Jay enough for the part he played in our day! We would recommend him 1000 times over!!'
    Devon and Ben - Wedding
    "Great voice and a set of classics which he makes his own. Would definitely recommend"
    Philp - Wedding - East Sussex
    "I want to start by saying we were all impressed by Jay's professionalism and accommodating nature when he played our event! His voice was fantastic and he had a wide variety of material. He then followed this with a crowd-pleasing DJ set! Great night had by all."
    Gemma - Private Event - Herefordshire
    "A great live set and finished off our special evening with a superb DJ set which had everyone carrying on the party!"
    Thomas - Wedding - London
    "It was a pleasure to have Jay come and play at our work event. He is a very talented musician with a really special voice. He created the perfect atmosphere for the guests and even played requested songs that were not in his repertoire but just vibe-d with the crowd. We had to change set times last minute and Jay was completely understanding about this, he's extremely easy to work with. I would highly recommend Jay McKay for any event, our guests cannot stop raving about him"
    Mercedes - Corporate - London
    "Jay was absolute fantastic. My wife and I wrote a very short brief about our song choices and he delivered them brilliantly. Our guests absolutely loved him and he had the dance floor packed on only his 2nd track. It was not only the quality of his voice and wide range of songs but his he added his own very cool twist to some classic tracks. I can't recommend Jay highly enough for his professionalism and quality, he definitely added such a positive vibe to the day and was definitely one of our highlights!!"
    Wayne - Private Event - West Midlands

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