SEEKING

Band to Join, Upright bass, Drums.

ABOUT

Jay is a nigh-inexhaustible fount of creative spirit. Based in Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange County), he fronts a six-piece pop band called The MOODS (.themoods), plays guitar with the Jennifer Project, has a love for Fender Telecasters (and an enthusiastic interest in guitars in general), and is a freelance graphic/web designer.

He has written three full-length albums, and is the recipient of the Rock City News Outstanding Songwriter of 2007 award. With The MOODS and the Jennifer Project, Jay has played in LA/OC venues such as the Viper Room, the Plush Lounge at the Key Club, the Foundation Room at the Sunset Strip House of Blues, Club Fais Do Do, the Blue Cafe, and the Puka Bar

Always looking for new projects, Jay is currently looking to collaborate with other artists.

- Online at .about.me/jayafrica
- Music/Designs at .wix/transplantasian/jayafrica
- Contact: jay(at)themoods(dot)net

Screen name:
Jay Africa
Member since:
May 14 2011
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
9
Gigs played:
50 to 100

Influences

Belle & Sebastian, Better Than Ezra, The New Pornographers, The Decemberists, The Shins, and others

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Other:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Lead Guitar:
Beginner
Bass Guitar:
Beginner
Keyboard:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

ELECTRIC GUITARS: Fender Telecaster, Danelectro '59 Dano reissue, Danelectro Danoblaster, RJ Guitars thinline Tele

ACOUSTIC GUITARS: Michael Kelly Arena Shadow, Fender Telecoustic

AMPS: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 1x12, Marshall AS50D (acoustic/keyboard amp)

GUITAR EFFECTS PEDALS: Digital Reverb, Tremolo, Acoustic Simulator, Super Overdrive, Hyper Fuzz, Turbo Distortion, Dynamic Wah, Loop Station, Flanger, Vibrato

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Alesis QS6.1, Yamaha DX-7, melodica, assorted hand percussion, Shure SM58 and stand

HOME RECORDING: Windows-based PC running MixCraft 5, input via M-Audio Fast Track; also proficient in Audacity (Windows) and GarageBand (Mac OS)

MUSIC