"Jay Dalley is a 21 year old Singer / Songwriter from Birmingham, UK.
Jay started making music at the age of 13 as a way to express how he was feeling about situations going on in his life. Unlike most people in his class, Jay wasn't quite sure what career path he wanted to take when he left school. One day he ventured up to his high school's music department where he met the schools head music tutor Mark McGowan.
Jay started spending a lot of time in the music department- every lunchtime and after school -trying out different instruments but none of them seemed right. One day he picked up a guitar, started playing a few chords and writing some lyrics. It was then that Jay knew that this was what he wanted to do and he’s never looked back.
On June 26th 2005 at the age of just 15, Jay played his very first out of school show. He was supporting local Birmingham band Fast Reaction at the Barfly in Digbeth. After playing the show he couldn't believe just how much he loved playing his music to people and went on to book more shows in the Birmingham area. To this day Jay has played over 200 shows in the Midlands at venues such as the O2 Academy, Birmingham Academy, Edwards no8, The Tuns & many more.
Bringing us more towards the present, in October 2009 Jay released his first single on iTunes called "This Is About You". The single received a great response and Jay was over the moon.
In 2010 Jay took a bit of a hiatus from his solo music to form a pop rock band called "Cities In Slow Motion" Although the band were only together for 6 months, they played over 30 shows not just in Birmingham but also in Manchester. The band received a phenomenal response. Jay and the rest of Cities couldn't believe it, Everything was going great and Cities’ future looked extremely promising. However differences within the band resulted in Cities playing their final show at Birmingham's O2 Academy on July 10th 2010.
After the break up Jay took a further 5 months away from music to concentrate on a career as an IT technician but he never felt truly satisfied with what he was doing so in January 2011 he put out an album on iTunes called "In Memory" which was full of a combination of demo's he had written for Cities In Slow Motion & some older acoustic track from before Cities.
It’s now 2011. At the beginning of the year Jay released his album ‘In Memory’ along with a handful of singles on iTunes which he now believes have ran their course. Jay is in the process of recording his new album "Forever & Always" which is set to be released early 2012.
"Forever & Always" will be an 11 song album which will be full of acoustic & full band songs. The album will feature guest vocals from Jay's idol Dane Schmidt (Jamestown Story) and the wonderful Whitney Wiatt, who has featured on tracks with artists such as Stephen Jerzak & Jamestown Story, The album will also feature keys by the extremely talented Brandyn Anderson (Jamestown Story).
Jay started recording this album in August 2011 and will continue to be in the studio right through until 2012 when the album is released. 2012 is going to be an incredible year for Jay. His journey has only just begun and it doesn't look like it will be coming to a halt any time soon."
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