JOHNSON-JAY

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UK based Australian singer, songwriter, and guitarist ‘Johnson-Jay’ regularly performs his blend of blues/rock around London and the South East of England.

 

He scored a featured role on Home and Away and performed the song 'I've Got a Plan' by Australian group 'My Friend the Chocolate Cake.'

 

He was a guest artist on the Orion (a five star expedition cruise ship) between 2005 and 2006 where he performed regularly with one of New York's premier contemporary pianists 'Hal Weary'.

 

In 2006 Johnson-Jay was a finalist in Australian pop idol and worked as a session musician for some of Sydney's top producers including Ash Maklad and Craig Porteils (Guns'N'Roses, Fleetwood Mac, Cher, Australian Idol).

 

He was a featured artist in the 2008 City Showcase - London's leading festival for new music. He also performed two dates at Guilfest 2008 (the largest independent music festival in Surrey) along side ‘Blondie’ and ‘The Levellers’ as well as dates at Fordfest, and Weyfest.

 

As well as this he is a regular at London’s famous Regal Room in Hammersmith and The Bedford Bandstand.

 

Johnson-Jay also won a Guildford Local music award in 2008 for ‘best male soloist.’

 

Johnson-Jay spent the summer of 2009 performing at the Teatro Pereyra, the longest running live music venue in Spain, fronting a 7 piece band and performing with chart topping House and RnB artist ‘Barbara Tucker,’ before heading back to Australia to record his first official release appropriately titled 'It's About Time', which features some of Australia's finest musicians and producers.. Available on itunes, nokia music and all other leading digital distributors.

 

 

Testimonials

 

"I love your voice, emotional and sexy... a thumpin good guitarist that worked my soul"

Barbara Tucker - Chart topping House and RnB artist

 

"A musical genius.."

Kyle Sandilands - Former Australian Pop Idol judge and 104.1 Today FM host (Sydney)

 

"He is already gaining popularity and recognition and is proving to be a rising star on the local scene with his shimmering melodies, rich and raw vocal delivery and very philosophical lyrics... and he's a nice guy."

BBC Southern Counties Radio

 

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