01 December, 2013

Tangaroa Blue

I've been proud to partner with the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative over the past several years to highlight the importance of protecting our oceans. Visit their web site for more information.
Jay with Jack Johnson supporting Tangaroa Blue in Melbourne
You can support Tangaroa Blue by purchasing Earth Music CDs directly from their web site. $5 from the sale of each Earth Music CD is donated to the Tangaroa Blue Foundation.

15 November, 2013

Baka Blues

There is a wealth of infused culture in Fiji if you know where to look!
Here I am with Jim performing in Fiji at Baka Blues, a jazz and blues club run by Paul and Stella Lawrence, a wonderful New Zealand expatriate couple. They've created a cool venue where local Fijian musicians as well as touring musicians (like us!) can perform the music we love for an ever growing and appreciative audience. See videos from this performance here and here.

01 November, 2013

Uprising Fiji

It's my third year in a row at this festival! It's always extra special to return and perform in my birth homeland. New this year I'll be touring with my trumpet player, Jim from North America. Can't wait to see everybody!
Fiji is also where I filmed my latest music video, Island Boy. Check it out!

08 October, 2013

Earth Music

Hot on the heels of releasing "Home Is Where The Heart Is", I've recorded and released something entirely different and unique! "Earth Music" is a completely instrumental album, with a modern New Age flavor.
"earth Music" by Jay Hoad
This project is the result of a collaboration earlier this year (see HERE) with Pamela Gibson, aka "Yoga Pam". The audio tracks were recorded live in conjunction with her yoga class. No audio from the yoga class is on this CD, only music. We chose to record it like this to capture the essence of the improvised compositions as they developed to suit the “real time” yoga class.

Click the album image to see all of the cool album artwork. The album is available for purchase and download now. Let me know what you think!

10 September, 2013

Album Launch Show Upcoming!

I'm winding up the national "Home Is Where The Heart Is" tour by returning to my South Australian home for a grand finale show with my full band!
Click this link for tickets, however if you are local to the greater Adelaide area we'd like to get YOU involved with the publicity for this one. Do you want to help out and receive a FREE TICKET to the show? Just read below...

Basically we are trying to cover all major intersections and shop fronts with posters over the next 2 weeks. So if you are interested in helping out, all you need to do is message us on Facebook with the location you can cover, and you will be sent 25 posters to put up and a free ticket to the show.. Easy!

20 June, 2013

Island Boy!

Video from the new LP, created and filmed in Jay's homeland Fiji.
Featuring Fijian artist "Knox" and available in HD!
Check out Jay's Triple J page to grab a free mp3 download of Island Boy!

20 May, 2013

New Album - Official Release!

The album is now available through our website and at the purchase links below (the only place you can buy the hardcopy CD!!) or through iTunes (digital download only). The artwork on the new album is insane and the CD includes a cool two-sided poster. Thanks again for your support everyone!

Download from iTunes!Buy the Album!


08 May, 2013

Second Free Download From the New Album

That makes two singles at our Triple J Page that are now available for free download, limited time only. Click below to get them!
The new single is "Ain't Gonna Get No Love From Me", which features me in a duet with Shalane Connors from Siskin River. If you like these tracks please remember to rate and review them on my Triple J Page; every bit of public support helps! The official LP release announcement is coming soon!

06 May, 2013

Sea & Vines Festival

Come out to McLaren Vale for a special performance by the Jay Hoad Band on June 10th. Click here for more info about the festival.

26 April, 2013

New Album Artwork

And now for the grand unveiling of the new album art for "Home Is Where The Heart Is", which will be released worldwide on May 5. Artwork once again by the fabulous award winning Australian illustrator James Fosdike
Click the image to see the rest of the artwork! Special bonus: the actual physical CD will also include a large two sided poster, with the artwork on one side and a photo collage of Jay with all the album lyrics on the other side.

08 April, 2013

New Single, Free Download

Come and get it. In anticipation of next month's release of the "Home Is Where The Heart Is" album we've made a preview single available for you on Triple J as a FREE DOWNLOAD. "Power Of The Rock" is currently at #10 on the Triple J Roots chart and you can help keep moving it up by listening to and/or downloading the track. Click HERE or on the Uluru photo below:

Update, April 12: The official music video was released today. Enjoy!

14 March, 2013

Port Fairy

The band finished up four exciting shows on a variety of stages at the 2013 Port Fairy Folk Music Festival. The festival was lovely, and we managed to get in a bit of surfing too! Big thanks to all the music lovers supporting us.
We received favorable reviews of our performances- "The Fijian-born performer was a crowd favourite with his ability to pull out and play new instruments for almost every song making him stand out from the crowd." Read more HERE.
See more photo highlights from our festival performances and adventures by clicking HERE, or on the photo above.

19 January, 2013

Yoga Groove

Now this was an awesome, magical experience! Big cheers to Yoga Pam in Robe for organizing it. I plan on doing more of these combined sessions, hopefully all over the country. A Yoga Groove CD could also be in the works- great for when I can't actually be there in person!

13 January, 2013

Saarang 2013

I traveled to Chennai, India where I rendezvoused with my manager and trumpet player Jim Miller to perform at the Saarang World Cultural Festival. We were also joined by the fantastic Indian drummer Yohan Marshall.
Click here or on the photo above to see more shots form this special adventure. We're looking forward to our next Indian tour!