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About Jay Irving

Solo singer/DJ in the North West. Sang at hundreds of events, with recent highlight supporting Rebecca Ferguson!
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Jay Irving is a Top Quality Singer with a great voice who is a popular choice for Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Parties and More! Music is in Jay’s genes, being born into a musical family with his father a member of million selling rock band Sadcafe, Jay was singing and playing drums from an early age. A professional musician brimming with years of experience and natural talent. Jay has toured the globe with platinum selling artists such including Tony Christie, Paul Carrack, Sam Brown, China Crisis, The Christians, Nate James, and The Haggis Horns and many others. Highlights include supporting Simple Minds in the Liverpool Summer Pops, and performing to five million viewers on French tv with The Christians. With influences such as Prince,Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, Jay’s versatile style offers a mood for every occasion. Whatever type of event, whether large or intimate, you can be sure that Jay will set the scene and entertain your guests with his unique and engaging performance. Jay can offer a complete range of Live Entertainment packages from a few songs in the ceremony to a full day`s Entertainment with DJ & Disco, Background Music, Acoustic and Party sets. Jay uses top quality pa equipment and tracks to provide a great full sound to enhance your enjoyment of his performance and carries full public liability insurance and all his equipment is PAT tested. Jay has a wealth of experience performing at a variety of venues and events all over the UK. With a variety of songs from classic favorites to modern day hits, Jay is able to adapt his repertoire to suit all occasions, audiences and age ranges. His strong vocals, personality and performance will make a great addition to any occasion.

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Jay Irving's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lynn H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant there was a very mixed age group and he entertained them all brilliantly. He was so professional and really lovely. Can't really put in to words how good he was. Would definitely use him again for another function . Communication was excellent . Thank you again Lyn & Mark

Allan T
1 year ago
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4.8 out of 5

Very good

From other customers:

Louise H
6 years ago

Louise Holliday booked Jay for her wedding vow renewal 5/5 I would just like to say a big thank you from my husband Mick and myself, for all your hard work at our event on Saturday. For those of you who may be trying to find a vocalist for that special occasion, look no further, you have found your man with Jay Irving. Jay was chosen by myself to perform at our Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony, plus it was my 60th birthday. I can't thank Jay enough for what he did. His repertoire of old/new songs, classics like Frank Sinatra and Barry White went down a treat, but the younger generation wouldn't give up the dance floor!!! Jay does do more modern songs as well! Jay also provided a backing track for myself, as I wanted to surprise my husband by singing him our favourite song, it's one that meant a great deal to us, so here I have been practicing madly to a karaoke version and Jay managed to pull the track for me which enhanced my performance. I couldn't have pulled that one off for sure without Jay's help. He had to hang around for a while whilst the room was changed around and not once did he complain, he was a pleasure to have and I know I chose the right man for the job, totally approachable. So like I say guys, if you are in the market for a vocalist, look no further, they always say word of mouth is the best compliment anyone can get and we were overjoyed with our choice. I would definitely have Jay to perform again if the need arises. Jay, you're a star, many thanks!

Catherine A
7 years ago

Catherine A, Birthday Party on 22nd February 5/5 On 22nd February, I held my 60th Birthday Party at Skylark Golf & Country Club in Hampshire and I decided to look for a good, experienced singer who could sing Swing songs, dance songs & DJ. I searched the Garston Entertainment website & found Jay Irving. Garston Entertainment made the booking process easy for me & Jay was outstanding. His singing voice was great & he got everyone up dancing. All my guests commented how good he was. He was very friendly & made all my specific requests happen. He made my special evening a memorable night for everyone. (5 stars)

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Jay Irving's Song list

Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Got you under my skin
Fly me to the moon
Let there be love
It had to be you
Almost like being in love
That's Life
Sweet Caroline
You'll Never Find
Lovely Day
Betcha By Golly Wow
Let's Stay Together
Dock of the bay
To love somebody
Shape Of You
How Sweet It Is
My Girl
Save The Last Dance
Stuck In The Middle
Brown Eyed Girl
You're My first
Mustang Sally
Uptown Funk
Midnight Hour
Love Train
Can't Take My Eyes off you
All Night Long
All Of Me
Never Too Much
Dance With My Father
Let Me Go
You to me are everything
500 Miles
Suspicious minds
Don't Look Back In Anger
Dancing On The Ceiling
Let It Be
You really got me
Blurred Lines
How Deep Is Your Love
Can't Help Falling in love
Ladies Night
Relight My Fire
You make me feel brand new
Under The boardwalk
Boogie Nights
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Gimme The Night
Don't Look Back in anger
you really got me
Can't stop the feeling
dance the night away
Johnny be goode
Hound Dog
Pretty Woman
Forever in Blue Jeans
Daydream Believer
Love Ballad
Shut Up and Dance
No Diggity
Fill me in
The one and only
Moves Like Jagger
Mack The Knife
It Had Better Be Tonight
Get Lucky
Return Of The Mack
This Is How We Do it
That's Amore
Let's Groove
Never gonna give you up
Take On Me
Rule The World
Greatest Day
Signed Sealed Delivered
Hard to Handle
Take To The river
soul man
how long
you'll never find
mr brightside
hold on I'm comin
Love ballad
On Broadway
It's a shame
What's going on
Mercy Mercy me
On the wings of love
Beauty and the beast
can't take my eyes off you
love train
let's go round again
get ready
castle on the hill
love yourself
come fly with me
you make me feel so young
mr bojangles
the way you look tonight
would i lie to you
make my dreams come true
route 66
hit the road jack
i got a woman
the look of love
hard day's night
saw her standing there
still haven't found what i'm looking for
suicide blonde
she's drives me crazy
sign your name
everybody wants to rule the world
nature boy
this masquerade
there's nothing like this
love x love
ain't no stopping us now
after the love is gone
i wish
sir duke

Jay Irving's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£175
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£550
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My personality, humour, and great voice.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to mention.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Prince, My Dad, James Ingram, Luther Vandross, Michael Mcdonald.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Liverpool Capital Of Culture 2008 concert in Liverpool Echo Arena.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We're flexible enough to rearrange timings!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, this is a popular request, and we provide this as part of the fee. For an extra 150 we can provide a dj service through our pa to close the night.

How much time do you need to set up?

30mins to 1hour

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I'm pretty confident our setlists will get everyone dancing, and having a great time.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, everything will be provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”
Jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Latin jazz, Gospel, Cabaret
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Drum technician, Musical comedy, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching
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