07 November, 2009

Gigs in Vancouver, CANADA.

Hi all!
Just wanted to let you know that the Canadian tour is going great; played at "Capone's Jazz Club" on Monday and at "On The Rise" last night (Wednesday). Great to be playing with some of the incredible Canadian musicians again! I am heading into the studio to record on my new friend Rick's album on the weekend and I will be at Capone's again this coming Monday if anyone wants to head out for a catch up.
Lots o love,

02 November, 2009

Off To Vancouver

This is my first time out of Australia since we embarked on our homeland tour this past February. Heading out to CA for a little well-deserved R&R (rest and relaxation in this case) along with a bit of business as we lay the ground work to set up a North American tour sometime in the future - hopefully to include your town!

I'll be out here for 10+ days. Email me if you're in the area! Then we'll be right back at it full steam ahead with the ongoing Australian tour and new recording project. I'll update the calendar with lots of new shows just as soon as I return.

Cheers for now!

21 October, 2009

Singing Gallery next week!!!

Hi again,
just wanted to let everyone know that tickets are almost sold out for next weekend's show with Chris Finnen. Please make sure you call John on 8555 5510 to book your tickets. It will be one to remember! See you there!

23 September, 2009

Studio Time!

I spent last week at the Deep Blue Studios for Phase 1 of my new recording project and I'm very excited to share it with you! This album will also feature several awesome and accomplished Australian guest musicians. Have a look at these photos:

Phase 2 will be coming up shortly and I hope to have this project ready for distribution and in your hands soon!

08 September, 2009

Crown & Sceptre

Thanks to everybody that came out to the Crown and Sceptre show last week! See if you can find yourself in these photos.

Don't forget the next full band show at Higher Ground this coming Friday. See you there!

18 August, 2009

Jay Hoad Band Back In Australia Next Friday!!

Hi Everyone,
Well the word on the street is true!
Next Friday at the Crown and Sceptre in Adelaide, the Jay Hoad Band will be back together for their first show in Australia since the Fringe Festival. Doors open at 9pm - do not miss this very special show!
See you all there!

17 August, 2009

D Stomp Blues

Have a look at this live performance of a new composition:

02 August, 2009

Family Song

This is a performance of a brand new song called the "Family Song" from a very special show in South Australia a few weeks back. I was lucky enough to have Chris Finnen and Ralph Franke also featured on this track with me. This one goes out to all my family and friends around the globe. Cheers to you all!

23 July, 2009

Singing Gallery

Slide show of photos from my show in McLaren Vale this past Saturday night with myself, Chris Finnen, Ralph Franke and Steve Brown.

19 July, 2009

Jay Hoad USA Tribute Show

Jim sent this clip in from the tribute show in Rehoboth. It features his debut on my didgeridoo that I left behind in the states!

(please ignore the crazy cowbell dude in the background!)

13 July, 2009

Band Live

Hi Everyone! I just got this footage from some of our shows in Australia earlier this year. Thought you might like to see...

Jay's Bass Solo

Jim's Trumpet Solo


25 June, 2009

Birds from Silhouette..

People are always asking me where I recorded the bird noises at the end of the track Silhouette from my last album. Well here it is!

Music Therapy this Sunday.... 2nd Session

This Sunday, June 28, I will be performing my second Music Therapy show at Cafe Komodo.

This week I will be focusing on stimulating the Sacral chakra (second chakra) which is located around the stomach and represented by the colour Orange.

On a Physical side, Orange is known to be beneficial by often helping in cases of anemia, arthritis, diabetes and congestion of any kind. It is often used to break up mucous (great for anyone with a winter cold!) constipation and even calcium deposits.

On a mental and emotional side, lifting depression and bringing self confidence back to those with low self esteem are 2 common attributes of this "freeing" colour. It is also known to inspire mental enlightenment and new ideas without limitation.

Please come to relax and enjoy some of my unique compositions at 3pm this Sunday. Every few weeks following this second performance I will be returning to focus on the other chakras, using their relative colours and live music therapy performances to compliment the mind, body and soul. Please join us at Cafe Komodo as we explore the seven chakras of the human body.

18 June, 2009

Jay with Kangaroos!!!

HI Everyone! Went on an adventure with some Kangaroos... thought you might like to see!

04 June, 2009

Shack Trip Day 3

Today I just did a little lap steel jam for you all... enjoy!

03 June, 2009

Shack Trip Day 2

Here are a couple of relaxing lap steel tunes...

This clip is filmed on a jetty that my family used to launch our boat from. Due to the drought, there is no longer any water left under the jetty. If you are more interested, please go back to "Day 1" of my shack trip where I take you for a walk around the river bed.

01 June, 2009

Shack Trip Day 1

This is the first video of a series that I took last week when I went up to my family's shack to record for a few days. I loaded the car up with instruments, headed up the coast and stopped at some of my favorite surf breaks along the way. Please take the time to enjoy some of this beautiful scenery around South Australia with Jay as your tour guide!

You might even see some Kangaroos in this one!

In this one I take you to the place where I wrote the Song "Rat Race" and you can see the incredible effects of the drought for yourself, also check out some tasty seafood!

Stay tuned for day 2!!!

20 May, 2009

Welcome Video

Hi everyone!!!
Please check out my first video.... there will be many more on the way so please check back here soon. I am off on an adventure and I will be back in a few days to tell you all about it!

17 May, 2009

Music Therapy

As part of my solo tour I'll be giving a series of group music therapy performances at the Cafe Komodo here in Adelaide.

Music therapy is a form of complimentary medicine which also includes acupuncture, massage, yoga, aromatherapy and hypnosis as other examples. The goal of complimentary medicine is to balance the whole person - physically, mentally, and emotionally - while conventional medicine does its work. Music Therapy has helped to relieve physical and emotional symptoms, ease the side effects of conventional therapies, and improve quality of life.

In 2007 I began working and composing using my Music Therapy training in conjunction with a Massage Therapist, to create a very unique holistic healing center called “Healing With Harmony". I met with hundreds of clients and wrote individual, unique compositions for all of them.

Come and join me at Café Komodo at 3pm on Sunday afternoons to relax and enjoy some of these compositions and live performances.

Interested? Here are some links for further reading:
American Music Therapy Association
American Cancer Society on Music Therapy
Stanley Jordan (famous guitarist) and Music Therapy

16 May, 2009

First Post!

Ok, this is kind of a test to see what I'm capable of doing. This video is a short segment from the band's recent performance at the Fringe Festival in Adelaide.

Looks pretty good! I'll be posting many more soon to come..

14 May, 2009

Archived News from Old Web Site

  • 4/28/09 - The USA tour has been postponed. Look for a full announcement soon and new Australian shows to be posted.
  • 4/10/09 - The Aussie tour is over - it rocked!! Download a free mp3 from our final concert on the TOURS page.
  • 3/24/09 - New shows added to the Australin Tour!! New press review of Fringe Festival show posted on the Press page.
  • 3/10/09 - Australian "Warmth In The White" CD release event on 29 March in conjunction with the Mango Tree Festival - which will be headlined by the Jay Hoad Band!!
  • 1/12/09 - Jay returns for a brief US stopover between tours of South Asia. Come out and say hi to the band at Arena's on 1/17.
  • 12/11/08 - Jay is on solo tour right now in South Asia playing mostly at tropical resorts in South Thailand and will be finishing up in Bangkok. He's also using this time to create new material!
  • 11/12/08 - The Jay Hoad Band now has a Facebook page.
  • 11/10/08 - New slideshow of our recent NYC performance is posted on the Media page. Full size show is viewable right HERE
  • 11/7/08 - Only two more shows left in the US for 2008. As a special thanks, all band merchandise is on sale until 11/15 !
  • 10/6/08 - Bus Trip to NYC with the band! Jump on the bus Nov. 1 and party all night for our show with Fat Daddy Has Been Send us an email for full details and to reserve your spot now!
  • 9/21/08 - Our formal CD release event will be at Dogfish Head on October 11. Make plans to attend and get your signed copy!
  • 8/21/08 - Individual tracks from the Warmth In The White CD are now available for download at iTunes & Amazon.com
  • 8/14/08 - Jay has been selected as a *top 10* finalist for "Songwriter of the Year" by one of the major music industry groups down under, the Australian Songwriters Association
  • 8/1/08 - we were just selected to perform for the America's Cup of Polo, USA vs. Australia, with events in Washington DC on Sept. 19 & 20 and in New York City next May 8 & 9. Read more
  • 7/24/08 - Our CD is finally available for on-line purchase HERE
  • 7/10/08 - The CD has landed! It is in our hands and will be available for on line purchase soon - or get one now at a show!
  • 7/6/08 - It's trifecta week!! Check out the show schedule and see if you can hang with the band on Friday 7/11 as we give performances at three different venues in one night!
  • 6/18/08 - New flattering press on Jay and the Band is out today, just in time for opening night at the Rudder. See it HERE
  • 6/3/08 - Song lyrics from the debut CD have been posted on the Media page. Have a look and read the sweet poetry - decipher and disseminate Jay's creativity wide and far.
  • 6/2/08 - The band headed up to Wilmington today for a professional photo shoot by Jessica Bratton of Spark Magazine followed by a video shoot for the Spark Summer Music Series.
  • 5/21/08 - Milestone! The final studio mix of the band CD was finished up today and has been rushed to NY for mastering by the legendary Tim Starnes. Possible release concert soon...
  • 5/1/08 - The band has been selected to be the opening act for the Badfish concert at the Bottle & Cork on 7/29 >Get Tickets<
  • 4/22/08 - Hey everybody, the store is now open for business. Have a look at it here while we stock up on inventory.
  • 4/18/08 - posted: Slide Show of the band's performance at the Delaware Music Festival compiled from multiple press sources.
  • 4/16/08 - It's Jay's birthday!! Go congratulate him during his solo show at Espuma's. Note: official party 4/19 at Arena's.
  • 4/9/08 - Our performance at the Delaware Music Festival was a huge success! The Jay Hoad Band was selected to be the featured act at the Rusty Rudder this summer. See us every Wednesday night beginning 6/18. Dewey Beach party time!
  • 4/7/08 - Hello fans! The web site is live. Keep checking back for updates and additions while we ready the CD release.