Biography

Bush Hall (London), Feb 2012 - Anuli Photography

In 2007 Jay released his debut album ‘Losing Home’, followed closely in 2008 by ‘3 Days, 7 Lovers and the Philistine’.

Since ‘Losing Home’ he found a new one in London. Here, more than 17,000 kilometres from childhood, he recorded his third studio album. Called ‘Buildings of Dreams’, the album captures in song Fraser’s escape from what he describes as the “quicksand years”. It charts his route from Tasmania to London, the backwater towns and dead-end jobs he took to get there.

Following the full length release ‘Buildings of Dreams’ was the raw  ’Sketches of a Renegade‘ EP in November 2011. The 4 tracks capture Fraser’s solo performance live off the floor at Wavelength Studios in Doncaster (UK) and were intuitively engineered by renowned folk/roots producer Keith Angel (Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson, John Boden, In Fear Of Olive).

Both Buildings of Dreams and Sketches of a Renegade received good support from Triple J Unearthed, with multiple tracks receiving airplay on the national digital station as well as the mother station Triple J. Both albums went on to receive wide reaching airplay on community radio stations around Australia thanks to them being picked up by the AMRAP program. Buildings of Dreams also had some minor airplay on 6 Muisc when Walking A Fine Line was picked up by Tom Robinson.

2012 was a year of new collaborations including numerous onstage performances with Australian classical flautist, Lina Andonovska and others. Even branching into co-writing with friend Robin Joel Sangster, this partcular collaboration sparking the fire for their new band, AFFA David, who released their debut EP ‘I WILL NOT DRINK WHERE YOU BLED‘ in late October 2012 – the leading track ‘Bull’s Chorus‘ receiving airplay on Triple J’s Roots n All.

Léscines was initially formed with great friend and music collaborator Gennaro Serra (of AFFA David) on drum kit/percussion (and whatever else he turns his musical hand to). The project then crew over the the process of recording an EP, which then became an LP with a huge number of friends contributing to the recording process leaving Léscines full and part-time band list at 11. The band are in the final throws of the recording/post production phase and aim to release the debut album for the 2014 UK summer – for more information see http://lescin.es/about.

Very recently Jay re-recorded his song The Dark Wood for a soon to be released Spiritual Sessions album that will feature several resident artists of Spiritual Caipirinha Bar in Camden.