the Element

The Element is a four piece band that features a three piece rhythm section and a female lead vocalist.*   The band combines learned musicianship with a youthful attitude. Providing a fun, passionate, energetic, danceable and highly musical show for its audience is job one for this band of seasoned professionals. The Element plays a wide variety of hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today with a delightful twist of their own personalities. While the Element repertoire focusses on the big hits by female vocalists, lead guitarist Ray Buyco sings some of the essential classic male vocal hits as well. Like Drive! and Drive! (lite), the Element is skilled at choosing the right song at the right time.

The Element is an excellent choice for most events. However, there are several distinct reasons why you might want to choose this band for your next event. If you like a band that features a female vocalist, or if you need a band to fit onto a small stage or a small space and play at soft volumes, or if there are tight budget parameters yet live music is preferred over recorded music, then this small band with a big sound is right for the job.

“A final difference was the choice of music. Normally GB enlists the band Jazz Unlimited but in this instance, we were treated to the band Element. Fronted by bandleader Ray Buyco, Element is a 4-piece band that cover a wide variety of music, but mostly rock. They rocked GB that night! Their female vocalist had a wireless microphone and was free to move about and interact with the audience. Just as impressive, Buyco wandered around the tented patio area bringing his guitar solos to the masses. At one point, the rhythm had caught Mrs. BetterBeerBlog. As she was dancing, Buyco strolled over to our area and delivered a blistering guitar solo that Mrs. BetterBeerBlog mirrored “air guitar” style. I’ve been to quite a few tapping parties but this was the first time I ever saw the audience call the band back out for an encore. My only regret that evening was not having my phone out and recording a bit of the band as well as Mrs. BetterBeerBlog rocking the air guitar!”

Song List 


  • 3am- Matchbox Twenty
  • All About Tonight- Blake Sheldon
  • Angel Eyes- Love and Theft
  • Anywhere with you- Jake Owen 
  • American Boy- Estelle  
  • Badfish- Sublime
  • Beer in Mexico- Kenny Chesney 
  • Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood
  • Boys Round Here- Blake Sheldon 
  • California Gurls- Katy Perry
  • Call Me Maybe- Carley Rae Jepson
  • Cool- Gwen Stephani  
  • Crazy- Gnarls Barkly  
  • Domino- Jessie J.
  • Don’t Ya- Pussycat Dolls
  • Drink in My Hand- Eric Church 
  • Easy- Sheryl Crow

  • Family Affair – Mary J. Bilge  
  • Forget You- Cee Lo Green  
  • Get the Party Started – P!nk  
  • Give Me One Reason-Tracy Chapman
  • Happy- Pharrell Williams 
  • Hella Good- No Doubt   
  • Holla Back Girl – Gwen Stephani  
  • Hot and Cold- Katy Perry  
  • I Kissed a Girl- Katy Perry  
  • I Melt with You- Modern English  
  • I’m just a Girl – No Doubt  
  • It ain’t the Whiskey- Gary Allan
  • It’s All About Tonight- Blake Sheldon
  • It’s My Life- No Doubt  
  • Just Dance- Lady Gaga  
  • Kiss- Prince  
  • Lady Marmalade- Christina Aguilera  
  • Last Friday Night- Katy Perry  
  • Lights- Ellie Goulding
  • Like Jesus Does- Eric Church
  • Love Don’t Live Here- Lady Antebellum

  • Mercy- Duffy  
  • Moves like Jagger- Maroon 5  
  • Only Girl in the World- Rihianna
  • Paris (Ooh La La) – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals  
  • Parking Lot Party- Lee Brice
  • Rehab- Amy Winehouse
  • Rock My World- Brooks and Dunn
  • Rolling in the Deep- Adele
  • S&M – Rihanna  
  • Save Tonight- Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Shine On- Florida Georgia Line   
  • Since You’ve Been Gone- Kelly Clarckson  
  • Smooth- Santana  
  • So What- P!nk    
  • Soak Up the Sun- Sheryl Crow  
  • Something like Olivia- John Mayer
  • Southern Girl- Tim McGraw
  • Suddenly I See- KT Turnstall  
  • Sunday Morning – Maroon 5  
  • Sweet Dreams/Get the Party Started – P!nk  
  • Take a Little Ride- Jason Aldean
  • Teenage Dream- Katy Perry  
  • The Edge of Glory- Lady Gaga  
  • The Middle,- Jimmy Eat World  
  • This Love- Maroon 5  
  • Tik Tok- Ke$ha  
  • Treasure- Bruno Mars
  • Underneath it All- No Doubt
  • Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker 
  • Waking up in Vegas- Katy Perry  
  • Walk Away- Kelly Clarkson  
  • When I Come Around- Green Day  
  • We Found Love- Rihanna  
  • Valerie- Amy Winehouse  
  • You and your Hand- P!nk  
  • You Ought to Know- Alanis Morrisette  


  • Addicted to Love- Robert Palmer  
  • After Midnight- Eric Clapton  
  • All Along the Watchtower- Jimmy Hendrix/Bob Dylan  
  • Anyway You Want It- Journey
  • Bad Girls- Donna Summer  
  • Bang a Gong- Power Station  
  • Billy Jean- Michael Jackson  
  • Black Velvet – Alannah Myles  
  • Blister in the Sun- Violent  
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie- A Taste Of Honey  
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison  
  • Crazy Love- Van Morrison
  • Can’t Always Get What you Want- Rolling Stones  
  • Cocaine- Eric Clapton  
  • Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding  
  • Don’t Stop Believing- Journey
  • Eight Days a Week- The Beatles 
  • Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
  • Free Fallin’- Tom Petty  
  • Friend of the Devil- Grateful Dead  
  • Get Down Tonight – KC And The Boys  
  • Get it On (Bang a Gong)- T. Rex  
  • Girl Just Want to Have Fun- Cindy Lauper  
  • Groove is in the Heart- Deelite  
  • Hands to Yourself- Georgia Satellites
  • Hang on Sloopy- The McCoys
  • Hard Day’s Night- The Beatles 
  • Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes  
  • Hit Me With Your Best – Pat Benatar  
  • Holiday – Madonna  
  • Honky Tonk Woman- Rolling Stones  
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer  
  • I Won’t Back Down- Tom Petty
  • I am a Child- Neil Young
  • I’m Ready-Muddy Waters 
  • I Love Rock and Roll- Joan Jett  
  • Into the Groove- Madonna  
  • It’s Only Rock and Roll- Rolling Stones  
  • I Wanna Be Your Lover- Prince  
  • Johnny Be Good- Chuck Berry  
  • Joker- Steve Miller  
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash- Rolling Stones  
  • Just Like Heaven – The Cure  
  • Kiss- Prince  
  • La Freak- Chic
  • Last Dance with Mary Jane- Tom Petty
  • Lay Down Sally- Eric Clapton  
  • Let’s Stay Together- Al Green
  • Lights- Journey 
  • Little Sister- Elvis Presley  
  • Love Shack- B 52’s  
  • Margaritaville- Jimmy Buffett  
  • Material Girl- Madonna  
  • Mary Jane’s Last Dance- Tom Petty  
  • Nadine- Chuck Berry  
  • Not Fade Away- Buddy Holly
  • Old Time Rock and Roll- Bob Seger 
  • On the Road Again- Willie Nelson
  • Rockin’ in the Free World- Neil Young
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling- Eagles  
  • Play that Funky Music- Wild Cherry  
  • Proud Mary- Tina Turner  
  • Respect- Aretha Franklin  
  • Rock My World (Little Country Girl)- Brooks n Dunn  
  • Rock and Roll All Night- KISS  
  • Satisfaction- Rolling Stones
  • Saw Her Standing There- The Beatles 
  • September- Earth Wind & Fire  
  • Shook Me All Night- AC DC  
  • Squeeze Box- The Who
  • Start Me Up- Rolling Stones   
  • Superstitious- Stevie Wonder
  • Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond 
  • Sweet Home Alabama- Lynard Skynard  
  • Taking Care of Business- Bachman Turner Overdrive
  • Take me to The River – Al Green
  • That’s Alright- Elvis Presley
  • Touch Myself – Devinyls
  • Unchain My Heart- Ray Charles 
  • Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves    
  • When You Say Nothing At All- Keith Whitley  
  • Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton  
  • Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong

  • Word Up- Cameo

  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want- Rolling Stones

  • You Win Again- Hank Williams


Email: Ray Buyco

408-605-6254  or  408-244-8845

Element Schedule

Element Audio Samples

Groove is in the Heart

Boogie Oggie Oggie


Edge of Glory

We Found Love

California Gurls