Jay Luke has been performing and writing music since 2003. Playing in bands such as The MESS, Sorrowsun, and ReachForTheSky he has honed his craft and paid his dues in the live circuit.
He has performed gigs with Duff McKagan of Guns N Roses, W.A.S.P., Metal Church, To/Die/For from Finland, Joey Belladonna of Anthrax, and Richie Ramone of The Ramones to name a few.
After much frustration in getting the right line up secured to release an album with his first two bands, he decided to take the studio time he had left to record the songs he wrote to work on his solo career.
“It’s About Time” was recorded from 2016-2017 and the album’s title is quite appropriate considering his disappointments in depending on other musicians to put out an official band release. Jay went into the studio and laid down the rhythm tracks and vocals and called upon his favorite musicians to come in and do guest spots.
Artists on the album include the players’ Jay has known in the East Coast music scene as well as established Rock N Roll artists such as guitarist Adam Bomb, who has worked with John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks and also features drummer Carl Canedy of The Rods and Manowar.
The release showcases the variety and influences he has taken on over the years and really makes for an exciting listening experience.
In 2019 the second album “Vandalized Memories” was released taking a more personal route to the songwriting and featuring a solid lineup of Joe Loftus on bass guitar, and Michael McDonald on lead guitar. The album featured a single called “Keep Your Head Up Kid” that spawned a music video and has been streamed over 15,000 times on Spotify. The title track has also been featured on multiple playlists like the aforementioned single and has been streamed over 12,000 times since its release last year.
Since the COVID 19 pandemic a new album “Alone in the Crowd” was slated for a 2020 release but instead a new single entitled “Trapped In Your Cell” came out. It is a song is a symbolic take on how so much of humanity is essentially imprisoned by our cell phones while our attention spans dwindle in this text message generation. This track was released on May 27th and is at 60,000 streams. In 2021 the second single entitled ‘Killing Time’ came out on January 25th and finally the new album “Alone In The Crowd” saw a March 1st Release date. The most recent single “You’ll Never Beat The Addiction” was just released on August 19th along with it’s music video.
You can keep up with Jay on social media to find out when and where he will be performing