Jay began his musical career as a professional classical musician, working as a freelance trombone player. After completing an honours degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, he regularly played with the Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Northern orchestra’s, as well as with bands such as The James Taylor Quartet.
Around 1995 he decided to develop a growing interest in composition and now works full-time as a composer, music producer and mix engineer. He has a private studio situated in a mews in Clapham where he also runs the music production company Vinylizor Productions.
Brand New Heavies - “Get Used To It” Delicious Vinyl Records. Album - partially tracked and mixed.
Andy Abrahams - “Stay For Life” - Even If album. Co-written and recorded
Grandmaster Flash - The Bridge : Concept Of A Culture” Strut Records. Album - partially tracked.
The Super-Phonics “Interstellar” Freestyle / Pony Canyon Records Album - composed and mixed.
Groove Armada - “Live At Brixton” Jive Records DVD - mixed
The Sound-Stylistics - “Play Deep Funk” and “Greasin’ The Wheels” Freestyle Records Album - composed and mixed.
Freddie Stevenson “Body On The Line” - mixed
Tamara Schlesinger - “From Home To Home” - recorded and mixed
Kula Shaker - “Song Of Love / Narayana” - Remix
Film, TV and Radio
Heartbreakers (Sigourney Weaver, Jenifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta) - MGM 2001 - Trailer music.
Three and Out (Mackenzie Crook, Imelda Meaney, Gemma Arterton) - Contender Entertainment 2008 - Incidental music.
Indian Premiership League Cricket - Theme music for 2010 series
The Paul O’Grady Show - ITV & Channel 4 - Theme tune and incidental music.
Michael McIntyre - Live & Laughing - BBC1 - Theme tune.
The Floor Show - BBC2 - Theme tune.
Record of the Year 2005 - ITV - Theme tune.
Greatest Hits Live 2006 - ITV - Theme tune.
Britain’s Sexiest - Carlton TV - Theme tune.
Kirsty’s Home Video’s - Sky One - Theme tune.
Gameshow Marathon - ITV - Theme tune.
Remix of “Wild Elephants” for Chris Moyles show Radio 1
TV and Cinema Commercials
Music for over 50 worldwide aired commercials for brands including Nike, Adidas, Mercedes. Peugeot, Volkswagon, TMobile,
Toblerone, Smirnoff, Panasonic and Miller’s.
Bronze medal winner for best music in advertising - Germany 2004 - Mercedes Benz.
Over 500 tracks composed, recorded and published by Universal Music (Atmosphere, Bruton and Chappel labels). These are regularly heard on TV, radio, film and advertising.