The JADeS Profile
The JADeS are an exciting four-part female vocal harmony group, consisting of: Jayne, Andrea, Dawn & Sue, covering songs from across the decades and putting their own unique twist on all your favourites from artists such as; The Beatles, Paloma Faith, Elvis, David Bowie, The Arctic Monkeys and many more!
We are a popular choice for providing entertainment for Wedding’s and can provide songs for during the ceremony, entertainment for cocktail hour and during photographs being taken, alongside a full set for your evening entertainment to get your party in full swing. We also provide entertainment for afternoon teas, special events such as Birthdays, Hen nights, Ladies Days, Wedding Anniversaries, Garden Parties, Corporate Events and Christmas Party Nights.
The JADeS also have a love for vintage, retro jazz music and cover songs from artists such as Caro Emerald, Post Modern Jukebox and old time favourites such as Doris Day, Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald. Therefore we can provide a mixed set or a vintage style set or maybe a mixture of both to make your event a success!
We met at a local choir, this helped develop our voices and harmonies and also encouraged a very special bond between us, so the next step was inevitable to form a group specialising in vocal harmonies and bringing a very eclectic edge to our songs.
The JADeS also love to support their local community and have supported a number of local charities.
Please take a look at videos of our live performances and have a listen to our current recordings. Please contact us to discuss any requirements so we can give you an individual quote for your event. Also check out our event list and come and see some of our public performances.
Tel: 07490 469483
Musical history and influences
Jayne’s inspiration to become involved in music stems from her younger life when she was a keen dancer and involved in many musical productions. Jayne’s passion for music was re-ignited as an adult and she became keen to improve her vocals therefore she took singing lessons and achieved up to grade 6 in the Rock school vocal exams. Over the years Jayne has also won numerous competitions for her solo, duet and group work. Jayne has performed at a number of prestigious venues including Durham Cathedral, The Sage and The Royal Albert Hall. Jayne has sang at many weddings, one of Jayne’s proudest moments was when she was asked by a client to carry out the blessing at their wedding.
Jayne could be classed as the rock chic of the group; she has a distinctive rock tone that can reach a rich vibrato that leaves the audience wanting more. Jayne can hit high soprano notes and is pitch perfect with her harmonies and phrasing. Jayne performs each song she leads with passion and enthusiasm and is also the spokeswomen for the group, so listen out for a joke or two!
Jayne’s natural gift within The JADeS is to keep everything highly organised and in order. She tirelessly promotes the group and ensures everything runs smoothly from start to finish for our client’s wishes.
- Jayne was runner up in Miss Ross Baby Chic in 1974 and in the 1980’s appeared on the children’s music show Razzmatazz
- Jayne is very well travelled, having visited over 20 countries across four continents!
Musical History and influences
Andrea’s inspiration to become involved in music stems from her family’s influence and love of music. Andrea has been part of the music industry since her first performance in Primary School. This developed throughout her adult life, where she has performed at numerous charity and corporate events and even partaken in a spot of busking as well as weddings, concerts and also won numerous competitions for her solo, duet and group work.
Andrea has been influenced by an array of all styles of music throughout her life from 50’s rock and roll to gothic and indie style music, however her heart will always lie with the Swing Jazz era, Ella Fitzgerald and The Rat Pack are her all time idols and more recently the fantastic Caro Emerald.
Andrea’s voice has a soft swing Jazz nature to it; her ability to add a bass/alto tone blends beautifully with the harmonies and different tonal qualities within the group. Andrea is a strong lead singer and performer and adds her own jazz twist to modern songs, making them very individual to The JADeS.
Andrea is very creative and artistic and brings this in abundance to The JADeS, helping to style the group as well as setting the scene for any event we attend. Andrea ensures we have regular rehearsals and works hard on performance movements, whilst arranging recordings and studio time to enhance our overall performance.
- Andrea has worn her wedding dress on 6 separate occasions!
- Andrea bought her first record at the age of 8 and it was Kelly Marie – Feels like I’m in love.
- Andrea’s favourite colour is green! Really!
Musical History and influences
Dawn’s inspiration to become involved in music stems from her own children wanting to learn music, as she sat in the waiting room listening to the array of music she wished she could do something like that and decided to try singing lessons.
Since then Dawn has taken up exam work and achieved up to grade 7 in Rock School exams and grade 5 in Musical Theatre which has helped develop her performance as well as her vocals and enabled her to win numerous competitions for her solo, duet and group work. Dawn has sung at many weddings and her greatest achievement and proudest moment is when she sang for her first bride as she walked down the aisle.
Dawn’s love of music stems from her family, her mother being a keen piano player and her father once a singer and bass guitarist in a band in the sixties called ‘Heartbeat’. Over the years Dawn developed a love for alternative music and then musical theatre, which adds to her broad music taste.
Dawn has a very distinctive voice; she has a beautiful soft tone and she has been known to reduce the audience to tears with her endearing performances when singing ballads. Dawn’s vocal range expands from the heights of soprano to a warm low alto. Her versatility and ability to switch parts during songs adds a special mix to The JADeS harmonies.
Dawn’s passion within The JADe’S is to promote the group and enjoys trying to find new ways to advertise and develop the group as well as putting together promotional packages. Dawn has a keen interest in technology and always ensures we are up to date with social media.
Dawn’s cousin once removed is Alan Sunderland who played for Arsenal and England Football Club. Alan is famous for scoring the winning goal in the 89th minute against Man United in the 1979 FA cup final!
Musical history and influences
Sue has always been keen on music and as well as being in the school choir she played clarinet and saxophone in the school band. This developed throughout her adult life, where she has performed at numerous charity and corporate events as well as weddings, concerts and also won numerous competitions for her solo, duet and group work. Sue has performed at City hall Newcastle, The Sage and The Royal Albert Hall and has also achieved grade 5 classical singing exams.
Sue has an eclectic musical taste and loves listening to music from all eras. Particular singing influences come from listening (over and over again – sorry mum!) to Alana Myles, Sandi Thom, Doris day, Karen Carpenter and the harmonies of groups like Bon Jovi, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.
Sue’s voice is very versatile as she can hit out a classical high note followed by a velvet smoky tone. She has a beautiful bass/alto characteristic, which holds the harmonies together. Sue has a very good ear for music and she constantly ensures the harmonies are tight and in key.
Sue is our ideas girl and event planner; Sue is very creative and can dress up any venue with style and finesse. Sue is key in developing our harmonies and holds a natural talent that lends itself to fine tuning every song we choose, so no wonder our harmonies are always spot on.
When singing in choirs Sue’s position is in the Alto section, therefore rarely singing the tune! So it should come as no a surprise that she claims to be able to sing over 200 songs to which she can barely recognise the song!
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