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Combine slick beats, sassy vibes with vocal prowess and JAY POWER is what you get. Her show combines a dash of urban beats, a hint of funk and a splash of neo soul. Along with with her power packed live performances, Jay Power’s reputation as an Australian act to watch is well and truly justified. Jay was has been a finalist for South Australian Female Artist of the year. She has also been the special guest of Australian and International music royalty. Supporting Australia's mother of soul Renee Geyer numerous times and recently sharing the stage with Z-Star (UK) and Hollie Smith (NZ).
Whether she is headlining festivals, playing in Australia’s most prominent venues or supporting some of the biggest names in the music industry, her magnetic and powerful performances draw the crowd and bring them to their feet. Jay is a regular at The Spiegeltent at The Garden of Unearthly Delights at the Adelaide Fringe
She has recently performed at the National Multicultural Festival (AUS), Bay of Islands Festival (NZ) and in 2016 completed an 8 date UK Tour with guitarist Mikey Chan and drummer Jack Baker (Alice Russell) and a 4 date NZ with Hollie Smith’s band (Darren Matthiassen & Marika Hodgson).
Jay’s latest album “The Missing” is the kind of music the soul singer is known for – with strong grooves and soaring vocals, this time though with an enigmatic twist that is best experienced live.
The album was produced by SIXFOUR music - who have also produced tracks for the Hilltop Hoods and Briggs.
Jay has collaborated with acts such as "The Kid" and "The Levitators" which has resulted in major radio airplay with Triple J and Fresh FM. Tracks from "The Missing" have received both commercial and alternative radio play success with "Gold of Your Heart" getting multiple spins on Triple J.
Making Jay’s live show all the more spectacular is her world class band. On drums the uncompromising Stevie Cat Jnr. Stevie is the drummer and co-musical director for Kimbra and has also played for Australian legends Regurgitator.
On bass is the in the pocket Anthony Liddell. Anthony has toured internationally with Kimbra and award winning electronic artist OPIUO. He is undertaking artist development for Tre Samuels and is a session musician across jazz, soul, rock and electronica.
And on lead guitar, Australian soul and Hip-Hop’s ‘go-to-guy’- Mikey Chan. Mikey is a renowned guitarist who has recorded and collaborated on many ARIA Award winning albums over the years and played alongside artists such as Roots Manuva, Jean Grae, Lotek, TZU, Illy, Diafrix, Phrase and Kimbra.
“A collection of some of Australia’s most talented musicians were pulled together to create what can only be described as soulful poetry. The masterminds created the vibe allowing Power to reach a level most soul singers can only dream of – pumping out strong, layered grooves and allowing the roof-busting vocals to command everyone’s attention.”
Rip It Up
“Sexy and sleek. If you like soul, wrapped in pop, driven by funk and laced with Hip-Hop, then this show is for you.”
"There is muscle in this performance, a sweating twitching pump, you feel it deep within your limbs. Electric fires spark in an urban bagatelle, the sound bleeds into the concrete heat. This isn't for our daylight hours of tedium but for those pockets of defiant pleasure that swarm from the city's open windows and lodge in the recklessness of night."
The Art of Jazz (UK Tour 2016)
“A great selection of groovy pop-meet-soul-meets-jazz-meets-funk. Power wailed her way through the set with classy showmanship.”
Will Not Fade (NZ Tour 2016)
“Jay’s powerful voice took over the room.”
“Jay Power is just the right blend of sass and soul. She’s definitely got substance.”