Ideal for Wedding Receptions, Parties, Anniversaries

Or just a reason to get up and dance

Based in Thame near Oxford, Tay O’Lay bring a combination of high quality musicianship, close vocal harmony and good humoured entertainment together to produce a party atmosphere.

We always provide a wonderful addition to any event whether it be a wedding, party or other celebration!

Providing all of our own equipment and lighting adds peace of mind in the knowing that we are the complete package for any occasion.



We are highly experienced performing at weddings, parties and other celebrations along with music festivals and charity events!

With a huge selection of music and songs ranging from 1950’s rock-n-roll to blues, funk, country and current pop hits there will be something for everyone!

If you have a special song for your first dance or a special request let us know in advance and we will endeavour to perform it for you!

Tay O’lay has been entertaining people for the last 5 years. Formed in 2012 the band has gone from strength to strength. Originally John came up with the idea of putting a band together which would be of the highest standard of musicianship and vocal skill combining professionalism, humour and entertainment for people of all ages to enjoy.

Though the band has had different members over the years we have now evolved in to a 5 piece function band specialising in wedding receptions and private parties.

Over the last few years Tay ‘O’lay has performed in numerous venues and events, some of which are listed below:

  • Bisham Abbey, Marlow
  • Birkhampstead School Library
  • Barns Centre, Thame
  • Thame Football Club
  • Thame Snooker Club
  • Music In The Park, Thame – Headline act 4 years running
  • The Three Horseshoes, Towersey
  • St Mary’s Church, Thame
  • Tetsworth Memorial Hall
  • Thame Food Festival
  • Thame Town Music Festival
  • Several Private Garden Parties
  • Thame Carnival
  • Towersey Cabaret Evening
  • Chinnor Pavillion
  • Anthony Hall Aston Clinton
  • Celebration of Remembrance … Thame High Street

To name just a few…..


Tay O’Lay are great fun and thoroughly entertained everyone at our party.

They have such a lively mix of songs to appeal to all ages.

I can highly recommend”    Debbie M. (Event planner)

Tay O’Lay were VERY entertaining at our party and GREAT to dance to.

Everyone enjoyed their music.

Caroline S. (Wedding anniversary in Thame Football Club)

Tay O’Lay are great fun and thoroughly entertained everyone at our party.

They have such a lively mix of songs and appealed to all ages.

I can highly recommend them for any kind of gathering.

Debbie M. (Towersey Hall Events Coordinator)

Dear John,

I would like to thank you and your band on behalf of Thame Royal British

Legion for putting on such an excellent performance last Saturday.

The time and effort spent by yourself and your band is very much

appeciated and the monies collected will go to help the welfare

of the armed forces.

Major Robert Bartlett (President of RBL – Thame Branch)

Hi John,

Huge thank you to Tay O’lay for providing such a top-botch live music last

night! I know you guys put in a lot of time and effort and we really appreciate

it. The lighting looked great and your great set kepy everybody dancing

(and drinking!) and judging by the takings at the bar you helped significantly

to raise much needed funds for the school.

Esther Stanway-Williams (Head of Music at John Hampden and associated schools)

We just wanted to thank you all for the fantastic music at our wedding.

Everyone really enjoyed themselves and we had a fantastic time.

Rachel and Phil – (Married 2016)

I really enjoyed your performance at Music in the Park yesterday, as did many others. You all played and sang with enthusiasm and skill.

Excellent! Well done and good luck!

Cathy G. (Music In Elms Park)


You can contact John Reid-Hansen via:

Tel: 07778 833035

E-mail: tayolay@hotmail.com

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