SYDNEY BAND FOR HIRE

WEDDINGS - PARTIES - FUNCTIONS - CORPORATE EVENTS

LOOKING FOR LIVE MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING, PARTY, FUNCTION OR CORPORATE EVENT?

Hey there I’m Jaymai – star singer and versatile vocalist, songwriter, wedding singer, multi-instrumentalist, event manager and all round rock chick.

If you’ve found your way to my site it’s probably because you’re desperate to source amazing music for your wedding, party, function or event.

The good news is…..
I can totally help you out!!

Whether it’s an intimate gathering, a happening party or a classy corporate function, my specialty is creating the kind of atmosphere that will make your event a night to remember x

Music

Set List

COVERS

4 5 seconds – Rhianna/Kanye/Paul McCartney

Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

Autumn Leaves – Eva Cassidy

Baby I’m Getting Better – Gyroscope

Ball and Chain – Janis Joplin

Birds of Paradise – The Pretenders

Black Dress – Kisschasey

Blackbird – Beatles

Bones – Mask

Boys In Town – The Divinyls

Boys of Summer – Don Henley

Breakeven – The Script

Chain of Fools – The Commitments

Close to You – Hey Sugar Music

Close to You – The Carpenters

Crying Shame – Diesel

Don’t Know Why – Nora Jones

Dreaming with a Broken Heart – John Mayer

Ex’s and Oh’s – Elle King

Faith – George Michael

Fever – Peggy Lee

Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy

First Cut is the Deepest – Cat Stevens

Forget You – Celo Green

Free – Broods

Free – Rudimental

Free Fallin – Tom Petty

Georgia – Vance Joy

Georgia – Van Morrison

Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran

Gravity – John Mayer

Happy – Pharell Williams

Hey Soul Sister – Train

Hold On Im Comin – Guy Sebastian

(The) Honeymoon is Over – Cruel Sea

I Choose You – Sarah Bareilles

I Don’t Wanna Wait – Rosie Golan

I Go to Sleep – The Pretenders

In The Flesh – Blondie

In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett

It’s a Long Way to the Top – AC/DC

Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix

Let It Go – James Bay

Lonely Boy – Black Keys

Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers

Love Don’t Die – The Fray

Love on the Brain – Rhianna

Lover – Sonia Da Da

Mercy – Duffy

Must Get Out – Maroon 5

Natural Woman – Carol King

(The) Nearness of You – Nora Jones

Never Be – Meg Mac

Never Gonna Leave This Bed – Maroon 5

Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

Oh Darlin – The Beatles

One – U2

(The) Only Exception – Paramore

Ride On – AC/DC

Right By Your Side – James Morrison

Rock’n’Roll all Night – Kiss

Rooting for You – London Grammar

Route 66 – Natalie Cole

Run to Paradise – The Choir Boys

Runnaway Baby – Bruno Mars

Set in Stone – Guy Sebastian

Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon

The Shadow of Your Smile – Nancy Sinatra

She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

Sorry – The Easybeats

Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper

Sugar – Robin Schulz

Take Me to the River – Talking Heads

Thinking out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Time After Time – Cindy Lauper

Walking on the Moon – The Police

When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

When the Moment Comes – Mia Dyson

Whip It – Lunchmoney Lewis

Who Knew – Pink

Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

Wild Roses – Hey Sugar Music

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Carol King

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Wonderwall – Oasis

You Make It Real – James Morrison

You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt

Youth – Daughter

Reviews

I have known Jaymai for 4 years both on a music business and personal level.  Throughout this time we have often crossed paths whilst booking gigs for musicians and running events – I have also attended a number of private events Jaymai has organized.

Jaymai always delivers a standard of excellence with her music, and is reliable, well presented, and sensitive to her audience.
Jenny Walsh The Coordinator of The Music Lounge/ Creator of Northern Beaches Youth Bands and Sydney Music Hub 


Jaymai Johnson is a wonderful, talented and highly professional singer, songwriter and performer. She will add a beautiful warm ambiance to any event. She organised a fabulous house concert in our home, and it was a brilliant night which will always be remembered.

Lyn Macpherson,
Published Author
Northern Beaches, Sydney


Jaymai Johnson is the consummate professional musician and vocalist. I have worked with her on numerous recordings in her capacity as a singer and songwriter and find her easy to work with professionally and a joy to record as her vocal style is unique.

She is able to go with what the moment needs from sultry jazz right through to blues, pop and raunchy high energy songs.

A great versatile vocalist and an all round great entertainer.

Steve Deal
musician/multi-instrumentalist
audio engineer/producer
www.stevedeal.com

The Essentials

  • Up to 5 hrs at wedding reception, typically featuring 4 x 45 min sets
  • Tailored playlists provided in between live band sets
  • Full PA system and microphone provided for speeches if required
  • Option to personalize the setlist by selecting specific songs if desired
  • Option to have Bridal Waltz performed live – can be any song chosen by the client
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Venue locations that are more than 1 hr’s drive from Sydney CBD will incur an additional travel fee

FAQS

HOW DOES THE BOOKING PROCESS WORK?

Our online booking form requires you to fill out your contact details and select the band line up you would like. If you’re not sure whether you’re after a 2, 3 or 4 piece band at this stage then just enter a tentative band size for the initial inquiry purpose or read the detailed info below…

2 Piece Band – A small acoustic option for laid back settings only

3 Piece Band – This option includes a female vocalist, a lead/rhythm guitarist and a drummer/percussionist and will be more than adequate to cater for most events

4 Piece Band – The 4 piece offers you the choice of an additional musician/instrument – either bass or keyboards. It will produce a much stronger sound so if you’re wanting a party/dance atmosphere this option is best.

Note: If you require a specific instrument ie. Saxophone, violin, banjo etc. to be included in the band line-up that is possible but it will need to be negotiated and discussed.

How long will the band be playing at my wedding reception or corporate event?

Prices include up to 5 hours attendance featuring 4 x 45min sets of live music, and background/”DJ” music on iPod controlled through our sound system during band breaks.

Please note, the 4 x 45min set times can be adjusted to fit in with your specific running sheet – that is, the 180mins total playing time can be positioned however you like.

The 5 hour duration satisfies most wedding reception and corporate event durations as most venues work to 5 hour packages – usually 6pm to 11pm, or 7pm to 12am. If you would like the band at your reception for a period longer than 5 hours, that is of course fine but an additional cost may be involved.

How does the band’s set up and sound check work?

It takes approximately 45 mins to fully set up and sound check the band. This additional time is not considered part of the 5 hour period and does not carry any additional cost.

Does the band travel? And how do the travel fees work?

Yes we do travel, but for events that take more than an hour to reach outside the Sydney CBD an additional travel cost will be charged – it can be discussed when booking.

What songs will the band play at my wedding or corporate event? Can I choose the music?

If you go to the Set list page on the site you have the option of personally tailoring the setlist by ticking the relevant box next to each song, bearing in mind that 4 x 45 min sets will usually be around 40 songs.

You can also request specific songs to be included in the playlists/DJ setlists in between the live music sets.

Do I get a discount if I book more than one service through your website?

Absolutely! The more services booked, the bigger the discount. I have specifically sourced boutique high end services that are in keeping with the level of professionalism Hey Sugar Music provides to make your wedding or event planning experience as easy and cost efficient as possible.
a cappella or to perform with an alternate band $500+
vocals/guitar $1100+
vocals/guitar/percussion $1700+
vocals/guitar/drums/bass $2300+
vocals/guitar/drums/bass/+extra Instrument $2800+
Please Note: Prices are approximate and can be negotiated for specific situations… ie smaller venue, shorter gig duration ect…

A discount applies if other services are used.

Bookings

Blog

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Contact

Please feel free to contact me via my mobile 0423 519 005
I’m more than happy to answer any of your questions. 🙂

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