Jamie is a seasoned professional, with over 17 years of performing experience. She specializes in music performance for cocktail hours & private parties. She provides soothing yet fun acoustic versions of popular songs spanning generations. Her style is singer/songwriter, folk /adult contemporary, and her sound has often been compared to a blend of Norah Jones & Jewel.
Not only was Jamie super prompt and reliable in her communication during the booking process, but she is extremely talented! She played guitar and sang at my sister’s Baby shower and was the hit of the party. She played amazing acoustic rock music and showed off her cool range. Lots of great hits were played and everyone loved her sound. She is kind and talented and I look forward to recommending her to others and hiring her again! Thank you, Jamie!!
Response from Jamie Shields:
Thank you SO much, Laken! It was such a pleasure to play music for your party. Everyone was so friendly and sweet, and you and your family are gracious hosts! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on here. I wish you all the best, and congrats again, on the new addition to your family!
Jamie did an outstanding job at our Holiday party! Her performance was a perfect mix of classic hits and Christmas songs done in a beautiful and unique way! Our guests were raving about the entertainment and she was gracious enough to even let a few sing themselves while she accompanied on the guitar, creating an impromptu live karaoke session that made the night even more special. She was professional and a pleasure to work with. Perfect background music that wasn't too loud or overwhelming, but noticeably pleasurable to listen to. Perfect balance for this type of occasion. I highly recommend her!
We hired Jamie to play for three hours during cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at our at-home wedding. She hit the perfect mark between entertaining our guests but not overwhelming the room. Quite a number of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed her music (including making my young nieces day by taking a request!). She also learned two songs for us which she performed during the actual ceremony to great impact.
Aside from the playing, Jamie was responsive, proactive and easy to work with. Jamie took the time to alert us from the road that she might be a bit late due to heavy traffic. This may seem like a small thing, but it makes a difference when so much is going on and nerves are running high; it showed us her commitment to our event.
Could not recommend her more highly!!
Response from Jamie Shields:
Thank you so much! by the way, I'm so glad that I still made it on time, despite the traffic. I was biting my fingernails! I didn't want anything to spoil your special day. I'm so happy that your nieces were so affected by the request, lol. I had a blast singing Taylor Swift for them and love to hear that your guests enjoyed my performance, and especially glad that you both were happy with my work. It was a true honor to sing at your wedding. I wish the best to both of you and a long and prosperous future!
My husband and I are so happy that we booked Jamie to provide music for our recent house party. We actually heard Jamie performing at a local restaurant and hired her before we left because we both loved the sound quality of her voice and her extensive range of music choices. Jamie has a lovely vocal quality that one never tires of. Her vocals combined with her skilled guitar playing create a wonderful combination and add an ambience to the environment that is just right. We had Jamie perform alongside a drummer and the result was magical. She is "easy on the ears" and the soothing quality of her vocals and guitar playing was appreciated by all of our guests. Jamie also has a warm and easy going personality. We didn't want her to leave! We would love hire Jamie again but I think she will be too busy providing music for our friends who all asked for her number!
Jamie sang at our wedding on Long Island in early June. I contacted Jamie because we wanted a chilled out, talented female singer to sing for our cocktail hour and first dance but what we got was SO much more. Not only was Jamie incredibly professional and timely, but her dedication and passion for music, along with her love for people, sincerity, thoughtfulness and just overall beautiful spirit was the perfect addition to our wedding. I am so incredibly grateful to have found this exquisite musician for our wedding and am forever in her debt for the beautiful job she did - which my guests will be talking about for years!! Thank you Jamie Shields - you're incredible.
I cannot say enough about how great Jamie was from the planning to the last song. She is a true professional to every point.
It was a split performance, half was for young kids ranging from 4-8 years old, the rest was for the adults.
The kids were extremely entertained by her, and very involved. She let a few of them sing with her, which my daughter still talks about.
The rest of her performance was beautiful.
She has an amazing voice and style. We will definitely be using her again in the future.
Jamie is great, my guests raved about her. She was communicative, learned music for my event, and was timely ! We will definitely use her again and recommend her to others.
Response from Jamie Shields:
Thank you, Milan! I had a fantastic time. You were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with you again.
Jamie was a pleasure to work with and was on time. Her performance was terrific and my customers enjoyed her show very much. She made a great addition to our Happy Hour and we will have her back!!
I have booked Jamie for several performances, at various venues, and have found her to be a responsible professional. Jamie shows up on time, is well prepared and willing to work within the venue's limitations. Jamie's love of music and dedication to her craft is evident through her skill with multiple instruments and a pitch-perfect performance of her varied repertoire. From Elvis Presley, Foster the People or Meghan Trainor, Jamie will provide the perfect musical addition to weddings, cocktail hours, private events etc. I plan to book her again, as soon as possible!
Jamie instantly lights up the stage when she walks on. With her bubbly personality and beautiful smile she engages and captivates her audience. Jamie's versatility with instruments and sounds allows her to cross many music genres; thus, allowing her to reach people of all ages and musical tastes. Jamie will pull you in with her charisma and will sustain your attention with her amazing talents! I've only had the honor of seeing her perform once but that's all it took to have me hooked!!!
Truley one my favorite singer song writers. She reaches out to her audience in a bueatiful way, through her music, she tells her story. Through her stories, you feel connected and uplifted. A great artist to check out and keep going to see, her music won't let you down, literally :)
Response from Jamie Shields:
Thank you! You've always been such a supporter of my music and I can't tell you how much I appreciate that.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Jamie Shields provides excellent acoustic renditions of popular songs that add an elegant and fun element to any wedding, cocktail hour, private party, event, or restaurant.
With the TC-Helicon GXT Harmonizer Pedal, she is able to create a fuller sound by accenting songs throughout the set, which keeps it fun and interesting.
Her soothing vibe is great for putting people in a relaxed and spirited mood, yet the music is upbeat enough for dancing and energizing the crowd.
Professionalism is a top priority for Jamie. She is punctual and dependable. Most importantly, she truly feels that this line of work is rewarding because of the positive experience she is able to give to her clients through music and character.
When hired to play an event, she offers set list customization to her clients. She allows them to mark songs on the set list that they absolutely want to be played, eliminate songs that they wish not to be played, and she can learn specifically requested songs (within reason).
Jamie has had the pleasure of performing in front of various celebrities, including a special night for Pete Seeger, an experience that will always be cherished. She was invited to be the featured artist on WDFH Radio, WHUS Radio, and CFRE Radio, and is a featured artist on the Blind Melon Tribute Album, "Twenty Stories Below." Jamie has performed at historic venues such as The Bitter End in New York City and The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, as well as many other stages spanning the United States.
She prides herself on class, elegance and professionalism. She feels that it is her honor to create a memorable and beautiful enhancement to your event.
For inquiries about estimates and a current set list of music, please contact Jamie through GigSalad directly.
"I just played your version of Home (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros) for Robert and he even was like "wow!" haha and it's hard to impress him! I'm like "SHE'S SINGING AT OUR WEDDING!" so! The excitement just jumped to great heights! " - Samantha
"The fact that you were playing songs from all over the place, Meghan Trainor to Violent Femmes to Credence was amazing, so I'm excited to hear you play again." -David
"Awesome night with this incredibly talented, beautiful, and professional chanteuse. Thanks for making the evening perfect!" - Chris
Additional Booking Notes
Jamie has her own PA system and all required necessities to operate as long as an outlet is provided.
She only requires protection from elements such as rain or any weather circumstances that can damage equipment in outdoor settings.
Past Booked Events
|October 02, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 19, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|August 29, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 25, 2015||Wedding Engagement|
|May 16, 2015||House Party|
A Great Big World: Say Something
Beatles: Hey Jude
Bee Gees: Stayn’ Alive
Belinda Carlisle: Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Ben E. King: Stand By Me
Bill Withers: Lean On Me
Blue Swede: Hooked On A Feeling
Blues Traveler: Run Around
Bob Dylan: Knockn on Heaven’s Door
Bobby McFerrin: Don’t Worry Be Happy
Citizen Cope: Healing Hands
Cold Play: Fix You
Cold Play: The Scientist
Counting Crows: Long December
Creedance Clearwater: Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Proud Mary
Crowded House: Don’t Dream It’s Over
Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Death Cab For Cutie: Follow You Into The Dark
Eagles: Hotel California
Elton John: Rocket Man
Foster The People: Pumped Up Kicks
Green Day: Time Of Your Life
Indigo Girls: Closer To Fine
James Taylor: Fire and Rain
Janis Joplin: Mercedes-Benz
Jason Miraz: I Wont Give Up
Jewel: Who Will Save Your Soul
Jimmy Buffet: Wasting Away In Margaritaville
Johnny Cash: Ring of Fire
Kansas: Dust In The Wind
Kings of Leon: Use Somebody
Led Zep: Tangerine
Lionel Richie: Easy Like Sunday Morning
Maroon Five: Payphone
Monkees: I’m A Believer
Nirvana: Come As You Are
Norah Jones: Don’t Know Why
Oasis: Wonder Wall
One Republic: Counting Stars
Passenger: Let Her Go
Paul Simon: Me and Julio
Pearl Jam: Better Man
Pearl Jam: Elderly woman behind the counter in a small town
Pearl Jam: Last Kiss
Peter Frampton: Baby I Love Your Way
Peter Gabriel: In Your Eyes
Queen: Best Friend
Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Radio Head: Karma Police
Ray Charles: Hit The Road Jack
Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up
Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly
Simple Minds: Don’t You Forget About Me
Shania Twain: Still The One
Stealers Wheel: Stuck In The Middle With You
Steve Miller Band: The Joker
Sublime: What I Got
The Animals: House of the Rising Sun
The Lumineers: Ho Hey
The Penguins: Earth Angel
The Proclaimers: 500 Miles
The Script: Break Even
Tom Petty: Free Falling
Tom Petty: Wont Back Down
Tommy James & the Shondells: Crimson and Clover
U2: Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Usher: DJ’s Got Us Falling In Love Again
Van Morrison: Moondance
Violent Femmes: Blister In The Sun
WHAM: Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
White Stripes: We are Gonna Be Friends
Shelter from Elements at Outdoor Venue
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