....born in the "Summer of Love"... Jay is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist from Lakeland, Florida..it was after his first trip to Sweden when he was 16, that he got the urge to get out and see the world..he moved to near by Orlando where he worked at Walt Disney World performing "everything from fur to the big stages"..after departing Florida in '95, Jay was aloof throughout the US living in twelve states before bunkering down in Baltimore..where since 2001, he has been touring with the national act, The Mahoney Brothers., bringing the joy of music and soulful sounds that shaped America's soul ...along with the lengendary Beatles Tribute show, "Long Live The Beatles", (the longest touring Beatles act in the world)..portraying the legendary George Harrison... Jay released his first debut solo album "Welcome To My World"  in 2005..with the follow up 2011 "Rosalie" to much critical acclaim with hits such as "Give It a Try" as well as the well received "Tonight"..

 

"LIFE doesn't care about you..YOU have to care about it", Jay says.."..so stay healthy and happy ..love what you do ~ do what you love...and most of all..SING until the whole world hears!.."

 

long live rock and roll

... yes, i worked at Walt Disney World...performed in parades and shows..portayed Prince Charming...was Goofy, Tigger, and all characters in the 6ft. range...performed at Diamond Horseshoe, Beauty and the Beast and was lead actor/stuntman performing as Ace Ventura in his own stunt show..i worked for Sea World of Texas from '87-'88, performing all over North and South America in shows and yes, even as Shamu...

 

 

I was a stuntman for Universal Studios circa '90-'91 in Orlando, Florida specializing in high falls and combat fighting for stage and film..worked for Seattle based Greg Thompson Productions in Branson, MO as well as Biloxi, MS and all up and down the west coast and midwest at numerous casinos doing stage dance and comedy and yes, i even wore a dress at some point...

2000 in Philadelphia was where i met the Mahoney Brothers out of New Jersey...the Turning Point in LIFE was here..at the time i was performing in a GTP show and i decided i didn't want to do it any longer and felt i needed to move on...the Mahoney Brothers were in need for a guitar player and after a crappy audition and an even crappier rehearsal, i was in!..first stop were the casinos of Tunica, Misissippi near Memphis...after being aloof since '95, and residing in twelve states, i finally planted down in Baltimore...

i'm currently on tour with the Mahoney Brothers performing anywhere from crowds of 80,000+ at Giants Stadium, to multiple sold out shows at casino performances at the Borgata in Atlantic City and the Biloxi Grand casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, to national tv appearances on Entertainment Tonight and MTV...the band has captivated audiences both young and old throughout the US with their "Jukebox Heroes Live" as well as one of the premier Beatle Tribute acts in the world, "Long Live the Beatles"..both video/multi-short movie spectaculars capturing the sounds and images that shaped America's soul...

2005 released debut solo album "Welcome to My World"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 released second solo album "Rosalie" to much critical acclaim

2014 released third solo album "All the Reasons Why"..all three available on itunes

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