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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
Biography:

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
Repertoire:

  • Chart & Classics
  • 00's
  • 1990's
  • 1980's
  • Irish
Chart & Classics
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
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 BettyOtis 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
00's
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
Paolo Nutini - Candy
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
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
1990's
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 DiggityFatboy 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
1980's
Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Irish
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 £257
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).
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"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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 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
"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
"Thank you very much for your time, effort, great voice and lovely manner. You made our evening!"
Party Entertainment Client - London
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"Fantastic voice, very responsive in the planning of the wedding, reasonably priced and very honest and accommodating on the practicalities of ideas."
Amy - Wedding
"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
"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
"The vocals are distinctive and its hard not to get swept away by the energy!"
Party Entertainment Client
"Jay was amazing, we're definitely going to book him again, his voice just blew everyone away"
Party Entertainment Client
"Perfect, absolutely smashed it!"
Wedding Entertainment Client
"Amazing night! We were over the moon with how everything went. Thank you so much!"
Wedding Entertainment Client
"Perfect! We've had so many compliments about how good he was"
Wedding Entertainment Client
"Booked Jay to DJ & Sing at our wedding. He absolutely nailed it"
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