While working as a manager at the Lincolnshire Arms hotel I employed Natalie Jay for over a period of three years as an entertainment act. During this time I found Natalie to be very professional in all aspects of her work in providing clientele with and enjoyable live act to listen too.
Apart from having a very large repertoire of songs to choose from on any given evening, which enabled her to reach a broad audience, Natalie was very engaging with the audience singing many requests and on many occasions getting audience members to join her on stage to sing with her.
Natalie has exceptional communication skills with a fantastic sense of humour that allows for her to get the audience actively involved with her shows.
Natalie and I have remained firm friends over the last ten years and while I am now longer involved in the hospitality industry I still go along to see Natalie sing at venues and immensely enjoy these evenings.
In particular Natalie’s hosting of Karaoke shows showcase her skills as an entertainer with large audiences of both contestants and viewers showing up to these shows which are very lively and entertaining.
– Andrew West
We had the pleasure of hiring Jay Factor on Australia Day for our annual gig at Sorrento.
It was certainly a wonderful choice!
Natalie really knows how to get a crowd up dancing with full participation and attention from our guests who all passed on great accolades
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending to anyone out there that is looking for a talent second to none to make the party fabulous!
– Sharon and Mark Dawson
I had the pleasure of hiring 80’S R US for my 50th Birthday, after seeing them live at the Harp Hotel in Kew. To Nat and the gang I want to congratulate you for a most memorable evening. You both were fantastic from your 1st song till the last the dance floor was full, people were singing along and the atmosphere was electric, you had everyone engaged with every number played. The response from my family and friends is what made my night, with quite a few of them wanting your card and asking where you play.
Nat again thanks for making this my BEST BIRTHDAY EVER, it was simply an amazing night which I’ll find hard to top.
Nat met all my requirements before, during and after the night, I can’t speak more highly about her professional manner in all ways. People are still buzzing over my birthday that night, largely thanks to the band.
I highly recommend 80’S R US to anyone looking for a band that makes an event full of fun, great music and lasting memories.
– Arnold Queen
WOW, what can I say!
I cannot speak highly enough of 80’s R Us who played at our joint 40th birthday party.
They exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend them to any prospective clients. Their performance, professionalism and friendliness were second to none.
My girlfriend Jenny and I cannot wipe the smiles off our faces. Our guests did not get off the dance floor!
My partner said at one point during the night that he looked at the crowd and everyone had their hands up in the air.
Another girlfriend quoted “You can always tell a good party when at the end of the night the whole crowd is in a circle dancing”.
Thank you so much 80’s R Us for making our birthday party “The Party Of The Decade!”
– Jodi Davis
It is with pleasure that I very genuinely endorse the very skilled and vastly talented Natalie Jay whom I’ve known for many years as a great singer, entertainer and compere.
Natalie has a natural, unforced ebullient nature, attractive looks, wit and a great ability to ‘ ad – lib ‘ with her terrific brand of humour making her an ideal choice to really compliment any function.
Her thorough, well researched and strong work ethic make her an ideal choice as I quickly found out when I first appointed her for an important Family function of mine.
I’ve since had the pleasure of working with Nat and have no hesitation in highly recommending her and more than happy to further support my endorsement.
– Neil ‘ Lofty ‘ Longden
Just a quick few lines to thank you guys for a wonderful night on Saturday. Over the years we have had many functions both at home and elsewhere and the feedback we have received since Saturday has been amazing. People have told us it was the best ever .I’m sure you will receive inquiries for further functions as there were a few people there who are getting married over the next 12 months or so. The way you guys handled the music and the banter was terrific and made the night the highlight of our celebrations. Many of our relatives and friends of all ages could not believe they knew all the songs which was a great testament to your profession.
Again A Very Big Thank You!
– Trevor Franklin
I cannot speak highly enough of Natalie Jay and her duos “The Jay Factor” and “80’s R Us”
Natalie was a stranger to me when I booked her, through recommendation, for the first time as “The Jay Factor”
She completely won me over at this gig. She met my crowd, talked to them, found out personal meanings to songs then went on to portray this with her song choices.
I was a VERY difficult client, a perfectionist. She handled me like the pro she is. The entertainment made that night the night it was.
I’m an easy client now, I just tell her to do her thing with every confidence in her experience and talent.
I have twice since employed “The Jay Factor” and also “80’s R us”. She, and they, are amazing! My friends also love and book her. She will be punctual, professional, and reliable. I have no doubt she will transform your function. Just as she has mine and my friends in the past and will in the future.
– Sonya Scerri
My name is Gary Chappell. My wife, Kylie and I have known Natalie Jay for quite a few years. When Natalie and Matthew Edmunds performed a karaoke gig for my wifes’ 20th anniversary heart transplant celebration, it was one of the best nights we’ve ever had. The professionalism that they showed, the vast variety of songs, the genuine warmth they showed really shone through and the quality of the equipment they have is testament to the people they are.
– Gary Chappell
I first met 80’s R Us playing at the Grovedale Hotel one Friday night and I was blown away by their voices, costumes and sound. As an events manager I needed to come up with a fun, exciting night for a Christmas function so I spoke to Natalie from 80’s R Us who was so helpful and showed professionalism with years of experience and was super organised. It was a fantastic night and the band were energetic, played our favorite tunes and it still comes up in conversation today about that 80’s band.
– Ariston Events Manager
Natalie Jay has performed multiple times for the MotorOne group and always runs a fantastic gig. She is guaranteed to get people on the dance floor and leads high energy sets which are always a crowd pleaser.
She is professional, punctual and has a wicked sense of humor. Guaranteed to get your party rocking.
– Sylvia Smiley
Very many thanks to you and the two guys for your performance on Saturday night. It went extremely well and a lot of credit must go to the three of you. It was a sensational night and I think everyone enjoyed it. From the comments that I received I believe they did anyway.
Very many thanks to the three of you, and please pass on my appreciation.
– Geoff Lowe
Tint a Car booked Natalie Jay’s “Jay Factor” for the business 40th birthday celebrations in 2012.
We ran a themed 70s party which Natalie totally embraced from the bands costumes to song choices.
The dance floor was full all night and her energy was amazing . Great voice, great songs and she was a great fit for our business.
– Warren Koopmans