The SheJay started out as an MC ( under the Moniker MC 1E) at the tender age of 17, performing alongside many big names up and the UK in the 90's/2000's House & Garage scene. During this time The Shejay worked alongside the Sidewinder brand for 2 years and subsequently became known to many of the important club promotions.
The SheJay had always known how to mix from a very early age, since taking it more seriously, she has never looked back.
A career spanning over a decade has seen The SheJay play alongside some of the UK's and the worlds best known DJs such as Steve Smooth Sutherland, DJ EZ, Seani B, DJ Scottie B, Tim Westwood, Trevor Nelson and Chris Goldfinger. To add to to that she has been the feature DJ for such notable US acts as Neyo, Lloyd, Tevin Campbell, Blackstreet, Sizzla Kalonji, Sean Kingston, M.I.M.S. and Omarion.
The time spent gigging only served to increase her hunger as The SheJay opted to try her hand at many different sides on the music industry from radio to print! A guest spot on the G Money and Charlene White show on BBC 1Xtra radio station was soon to follow where The Shejay was part of a live music review panel! A self-professed small town girl (Milton Keynes), The SheJay used to feel it held her back from being able to really discover herself and fulfil her potential within the music industry. Now, however, The SheJay feels it has given her the ability to operate outside the confines of the congested musical capital (London) and better define her own identity. A turning point in The SheJay's musical journey was in 2009 when she got to try her hand at music production, mentored by the seasoned North West London Hip Hop and House music producer A.C. Layne (TE1Productions). The SheJay instantly fell in love with the science of it all. She is still very much in the learners lane when it comes to production, but by all means plans to take all she has learned so far over the years and continues on building on it.
Even after all these years The SheJay has been a DJ, since 2012 especially new doors have been opened. From co-presenting the The Great Debate Radio Show on Secklow Sounds radio station (www.secklowsounds.org) to becoming the resident DJ for the Female DJ Takeover which took a collective of female artists on a 7 city national UK tour. In early 2013, The SheJay became the Official DJ for LinkUp TV as well as co-presenting their flag-ship radio show on Bang Radio 103.6FM in West London which then in turn led to her being flown to The Gambia to play the International Roots Festival. Watching The Shejay work it's evident she has a deep love for the DJing craft and after 16+ years of dedication no one would argue against DJing and production indeed being her calling. The SheJay represents a rapidly declining breed of disc-jockey prioritising the art form above all else.
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CITIES AND VENUES PLAYED (UK+International): Buckingham - Buckingham University Student Union Newcastle - The Sea Nightclub Bradford - Club C's, The Chronicle Northampton - The Bantam Pub, Honeyz Nightspot, The Litten Tree, Lava&Ignite Nightclub, Atomsphere Leicester - The Music Cafe, D9 Nightclub Derby - Club 10 Birmingham - Sugar Suite Southend - Talk Nightclub Bedford - New York New York Nightclub, Club Pure, The Angel, Saints and Sinners, Vibe Nightclub, Elements bar and club Aylesbury - The Lounge Hitchin - The Penthouse Nightclub, Club Trax Oxford - The Regal Music Venue London - The Brickhouse (Brick Lane), Vendome Nightclub (Mayfair), Thai Silk (O2 Greenwich), Bless Bar (Ealing), Decoucher (Kensington), Avalon (Shoreditch), Bar 141 (Shoreditch), Mint Bar (Streatham), The Railway (Streatham), The Wyld Bar (The W Hotel, Leicester Square), The Whitehouse ( Clapham), The Jazz Cafe (Camden), Proud (Camden), Bangalore (Bank) Luton and Dunstable - Club M, Club LA, The Lounge Bar, Bentleys Nightclub, Cookies & Cream Nightclub, Bellinis Nite spot, MVP Sports Bar, Velvet Lounge Milton Keynes - Cookies & Cream Nightclub, The Golden Lounge, 21CC, Turtle Bay, The Living Room Bar and Restaurant, Rodeo Bar, Yates, The Spice Lounge, Buddha Blue Nightclub, Smile Gentlemans club, Revoultion Vodka Bar, Opus Bar and Club, Empire Nightclub, Bar:Me, Nexus Nightspot,The Sound Lounge, The Rat and Parrott Pub, Elements Eatery, Tha Crawford Arms, The Beacon Pub, The Malsters Arms, Zaks Nightspot, The SNoBar and The Bletchley Arms Belfast (Ireland) - Mono Bar Oslo (Norway) - The Baronen Bar, Lemongrass Ayia Napa (Cyprus) - Club Ice, Club Sin, Monkey Business (pre bar) Milan (Italy) - Club Q21 Rome (Italy) - Muzak OUTDOOR EVENTS/FESTIVALS: Milton Keynes - Musik4U Music Showcase, Annual Afro Caribbean Fun Day, Nottinghill Carnival (Rampage Sound Stage), The International Roots Festival 2014 in Banjul, The Gambia.
Genres:Hip hop, Rnb, garage, house (deep, soulful and Afro), reggae/bashment, trap, jungle, disco/funk