Rock, AltCountry, Blues Location
Journey, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Daughtry
Jay Jolley is solid and always delivers. He possesses an incredible voice with a wide range and a larger than life presence. He has played with the best and always delivers his brand of rock, country crossover and blues with a straight-forward, heart-felt honesty – think rockin’ Train sweetened by Sugarland.
jJolley is a talented surf survivor. Not the California, Beach Boys kind of surf but the gritty Motor City Rock & Roll kind of surf… the Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Eminem kind of surf.
Through his stamina and dedication, Jay has kept his balance and caught some great waves. He’s established himself as an exciting singer performing at the front of such notable bands as 2XL, Flash, Notorious Johnny’s and The Heat. He has performed and/or recorded with many top talents, including Johnny “Bee” Badanjek and Anita Cochran. He has kicked out solid rock & roll as a keyboardist with Mitch Ryder, Mark Farner and Dick Wagner. And, with numerous bands, he has opened for such headliners as Black Crowes, Eddie Money, Rhythm Corps, Sass Jordan and UFO. Through singles, EPs and albums, Jay’s voice has become a familiar pleasure to radio listeners throughout the Midwest. A few years ago, he was tapped by the Detroit Red Wings to perform their game song, Get Up, which is played every time the Red Wings take to the ice for a home game.
Music and love and loyalty are central to the DNA of Jay’s family tree: Mom sang, her voice compared by many to the late Judy Garland. Grandma was a concert pianist. Dad was an organist as a boy while growing up in England. Mom and dad owned a record store for years in Metro Detroit.
Jay’s career was diverted by the calling to take care of his mother when she was diagnosed with brain cancer and subsequently by the deterioration of his dad’s health, rest their souls. Doing the right thing is what Jay is all about. This is why, with the help of his friends and fans he is focusing his efforts on getting into your ears and eyes and touching your heart and soul. “Take care of others and they take care of you,” is at the core of his philosophy.
During most of 2010 jJolley has been writing, recording and preparing for the big waves of a national career. With a new management team, a new deal with indie label Double-J Music and a library of new tunes, jJolley’s surf is definitely up!