31 August, 2010


Here I am filling in on acoustic bass for the fantastic Delmarva Big Band, a traditional 18-piece American Big Band. I think this must be Jim's attempt at keeping me musically honest(!) - plus they really needed a sub and we had a free night from the tour to make it happen. We performed at a quaint and lovely park in the seaside town of Ocean Pines, MD, USA.

Click on the above photo to see more pictures of this show! Besides Jim on trumpet you'll see Dean on the kit - he's also their regular drummer besides being my US touring drummer and percussionist.

29 August, 2010

Thanks Coconut Times!

Please click the photo for a full size, readable representation:

The Coconut Times crew was out in style last night for the final full band show on the tour. They have been a major help in promoting our USA tour in this Atlantic resort area. Big cheers to Brenda and everybody else on the staff. See you on the next go around!

18 August, 2010

Wailers concert follow up

Here's the follow on from this amazing concert. The Wailers were awesome. That's me with Al Anderson. Below are photos of our performance and a video excerpt of us performing my composition "Australia", to be included on the upcoming CD release.

Our group consisted of me, Jim Miller on flugelhorn, Dean Haemel on percussion, and Pam Miller providing backing vocals.

10 August, 2010

New tour show with the Wailers

Greetings from the USA tour! Thanks heaps for all your support!!

On 8/10 I'll be opening for the Original Wailers at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, DE. I'll be doing an enhanced version of my solo show which will include band mates Jim (trumpet), Dean (percussion) and Pam (backing vocals).

The show starts at 9:30 sharp. If you're in the area please come out. Cork concerts are the most amazing shows!

07 August, 2010

Promethean concert

Rip It Up magazine was at the Promethean in Adelaide, Australia earlier this year for my concert with Chris Finnen.
Click this link or on the photo to see their entire coverage of the event. If you were there look for yourself in the photos!

04 August, 2010

USA Tour Interim Press Release


Jay Hoad Band USA Tour Arrives in Delaware for August Shows

Jay Hoad and his band will be bringing their brief USA tour to Delaware for three shows during the month of August, beginning with a performance at Dogfish Head in Rehoboth Beach this Saturday night, August 7.

Many Delawareans will recall the summer of 2007 when dreadlocked Australian Jay Hoad first arrived on the local scene performing his unique brand of world music. Fast forward to three years later following repeat tours of the USA, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and Canada, a successful CD release and the creation of an independent record label, Walkabout Fish Records. The band passed on a 2009 USA tour while Hoad returned to Australia to record his upcoming second CD and further develop his multi-instrument solo show.

Fans attending the Delaware shows will hear the evolution of a gifted songwriter and talented musician as he furthers his sonic palette with new musical creations and an ever enlarging stable of unique instruments. The all original shows will feature selections from Hoad's acclaimed debut CD "Warmth In The White" as well as from his newly completed CD, which is to be released early this autumn.

In addition to the Dogfish Head show the band will be giving a free concert of Hoad's original music at Killens Pond State Park on August 13. On August 27 the band will perform for a unique one-off jazz and blues themed concert at Bethany Blues in Lewes as part of Sydey's Music Revival series.

Interested parties can visit www.jayhoadband.com for more details on the band and the upcoming shows.

For more information about the tour or to schedule an interview with Mr. Hoad, please contact US manager Jim Miller at jmiller@walkaboutfish.com