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ABOUT

As a highly skilled guitarist and performer, Jay Katana can inject individuality to any song. Due to his tonal range and flawless technique, he can work his signature style into any musical genre. As a part of many projects from different parts of the world, his main working genre is guitar-oriented metal, modern rock, and pop rock. These genres provide an ideal outlet for his playing and composing skills.
Originally from Moldova (Eastern Europe), Jay now works in the US and is a guitarist for POOL OF THORNS, an established band from New Jersey. POOL OF THORNS are now known as " THE HARDEST WORKING BAND ON THE EAST COAST" as they play 2 to 4 shows a week, touring regionally from Florida, South Carolina all the way to Illinois, including Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, Trenton and Chicago.
“POOL OF THORNS brings beauty and passion to the raunchy high powered metal class” – Live Music Daily, Philadeplphia
In 2016 Jay produced BLEEDING BOYFRIEND vol.1 – a comic book series with Electronic Dance Metal soundtracks.
“The ups and downs of love on the nightclub scene gone right and completely wrong and illustrated in stark black and white and punctuated with a sound that marries electronic dance music with heavy metal guitars. BLEEDING BOYFRIEND VOL. 1 is indeed a stylish offering from a talent that will have everyone asking for KATANA's business card. A rock n roll visionary has been born and we are almost certain there will be an enthusiastic audience along for the ride. ” – Brian Lush, RockWired Radio Profiles
In the end of 2017 Jay Katana is ready to release his debut solo album “…Brighter Than Your Future”, which provides the ultimate guitar experience with futuristic production of instrumental music. It is expected to be “a game changer in guitar industry”.
As a musician, Jay’s sound is very recognizable, as his leads are short, intense and versatile. His composing skills, performance and onstage action always give the audience an experience and elevate his listeners’ emotions. As he establishes himself in the music industry, Jay is sure that his best works are yet to come.

Screen name:
jaykatana
Member since:
Dec 17 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

AFI, Bullet For My Valentine, Fall Out Boy, Skrillex, 80's rock and metal...

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Jackson, line 6

MUSIC