Michael Jays 50 years experience has seen both performing and managing two popular and exciting bands to success on both sides of the world. In England during the sixties Michael spent 7 years with the very popular band "The Unit Two" performing throughout Great Britain and supporting international Artists such as Gene Vincent, Chuck Berry, The Hollies, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas, Marmalade, Vince Eager and many many more....
In Australia "The Jukebox Jives were without doubt the Rockin'est, Rollin'est cats around. Professionally managed and guided by Michael Jay. The "Jives" as they were affectionately known, were regarded as one of Qld's finest and popular Rock n Roll Bands. Supporting major artists such as The Delltones, Chan Romero, Graham Fenton, Wickety Wak Jon (Catfish) Purser, Izzy Dye and many more.
For those of you who have not experienced the wonderful talent of Michael Jay, this is your opportunity. Michael Jay is a skilled and experienced vocalist entertainer specializing in Retirement Villages, Nursing homes, private Birthday Parties over 50’s villages. If you are looking for an entertainer that sings songs from the 40’s to the 60’s, please consider “Michael Jay”. For the last 3 years his fun and infectious music and smooth easy swing voice has seen him become a popular and sort after act in South East Queensland. He has been performing for over 40 years and has performed live on stage with some of the worlds Rock n Roll legends.
What you can expect from Michael Jay
My involvement with the aged care community is a significant segment of my musical career. Whether you have an over 50’s residential village, retirement homes, nursing home, or a more specialized senior residential facility, be assured that you will be fully entertained when Michael visits!
Entertainment, great outfits, lots of fun, authentic and very entertaining. You will be singing and Boppin long after the show has finished! Listen or Dance the night away to hits like: Singing The Blues, A White Sport Coat, Living Doll. Sea of Heartbreak, Teenager in Love, Seven little girls sitting on the back seat, Oh Carol, Just Walking in The Rain, My Old Mans A Dustman, together with some of your favorite singalong songs.
How long does it take to setup?
Setup takes approx 1 hour and don’t require more than a few square feet of space for sound equipment.
What kind of equipment do you bring?
I use the latest high-end audio equipment that plays music at the right volume level. My specialised sound equipment is designed for inside entertainment, the levels are never over-bearing.
How long is the show?
My show is a full 1 hour, but can be up to 2 hours as required. I also entertain for dining and dancing events, typically 2-3 hours. Entertaining is my passion and my specialty is music from 50’s and 60’s I enjoy it and I’ve been doing it for many years.
Before the show
I play background music to accent the event and during breaks.
After The Show
I do a ‘meet and greet’ with the audience. I usually spend about 20 minutes chatting and taking future requests. I do my best to learn all the songs everyone asks for.
Will my residents have fun?
The residences where I regularly perform have fans who wait for me as I arrive, and they often take a seat far in advance of ‘show time’.